Monster Hunter has been around for over 15 years, but has become especially popular in the last several years with Monster Hunter World and Rise. Electronic Arts is the latest publisher to announce a monster hunter action game.
Published through EA Originals and developed by OmegaForce and Koei Tecmo, Wild Hearts will launch on February 17, 20223 on PC (Origin, Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Watch the announcement trailer above. Stay tuned for the full gameplay reveal on October 5.
Wild Hearts is set in Azuma, a fantastical version of feudal Japan with giant roaming monsters.
In addition to swords and bows, players gain access to a unique piece of ancient technology. It’s shown frequently in the trailer, and quickly assembled into different kinds of siege weaponry, such as towers, battering trebuchets, or explosive traps. The use of rapidly assembled platforms is reminiscent of Fortnite.
Players can go on solo hunts or team up with up to two others. Wild Hearts supports crossplay across all platforms.
“Wild Hearts opens up a vibrant fantasy world to players that’s as untamed as it is beautiful,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President, Koei Tecmo. “With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to showcase the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting was at the core of the experience, redefining what can be possible in a beast hunting game. We have placed great care in designing our Karakuri to fit within the combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechanisms to fight giant beasts and traverse the world.”
Wild Hearts will arrive on February 17, 2023. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.