Use the energy of nature to power the ancient Karakuri technology.
The hunt is not in anger
Rather use wisdom and skill
Win with knowledge
Before you’re ready to tame a mad world, it’s wise to take some time to understand both the often brutal prey you’ll be hunting and the ancient technology that will give you an edge against them when wild hearts launch February 17, 2023.
The game takes place in a fantasy feudal Japan, specifically in a country called Azuma. Once it was in harmony with the beautiful landscape surrounding it, but now it is a beautifully dangerous place. Local maps show that the land is divided into four main areas; picturesque meadows of Blossom Trail, sandy beaches of Spirit Isle, soaring clouds over Harvest Canyon and burning winds of Frozen Fort.
Azuma’s people are now threatened by giant beasts they call Kemono. Fueled by desperation, they wield the power of primal nature at its most destructive—and use that power to change the environment. Disasters follow on their heels, and for a long time people are helpless against them.
As the Kemono expand their territory to survive, Minato City, a small harbor village, is slowly dying, being eroded by nature. There, you will find like-minded people to help you on your journey to bring peace to Azuma once again.
When the Deathstalker wolf howls, people tremble in fear, but you feel only the thrill of the upcoming hunt. Because you have a unique gift, a powerful ancient technology known as Karakuri. This technology is ancient, and although it was once known to many and used to protect mankind, it is now almost lost. Karakuri can be used both as a weapon and as a tool designed to meet your needs at any time. This technology can take many forms, from a simple torch that lights your path to a sky cannon that gives you powerful enough firepower to take down your prey. You can use this technology to scout out your prey, build strong defenses against kemono attacks, change your hunting grounds to give you an edge, and more.
Of course, there is more to the life of a hunter than stalking prey. You will need to collect resources in order to create or upgrade armor and weapons. An abundant though elusive resource like fish can be tricky to catch, karakuri can be turned into a handy spade so you can catch and store them quickly.
Azuma has a lot to explore, whether you’re looking for resources or actively hunting, and Karakuri can help make your journey a little faster and easier. Rely on a flying vine, roller or glider to get you quickly from one place to another. A flying vine (similar to a zipline) or glider can also give you the height you need to get a better grasp of almost any location, easily catch up with your fellow hunters, or create a better angle of attack while fighting kemonos.
Any good hunter knows that preparation is key and Karakuri can even help you train between hunts to improve your skills. Assemble a training bear to spar and test new weapons or improve your abilities with existing weapons. There is no such thing as being too prepared when it comes to hunting down dangerous and powerful beasts like the Kemono.
Developed by Japanese studio Omega Force. Dynasty Warriors franchise, wild hearts takes you on an epic adventure in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan. Get ready to join the hunt on February 17, 2023 and add wild hearts to your wish list today.