The studio Omega Force is working on a Monster Hunter-style action game with Electronic Arts. The companies finally showed off the first trailer for the title, which is called Wild Hearts. The title is described as an epic adventure set in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan, and the first footage shows a game that looks faster than Monster Hunter. There will beseamless co-op for the game.
The basis of the premise is here.
Wild Hearts takes place in Azuma, a fantasy landscape inspired by feudal Japan, that is now rampaged by the once peaceful Kemono — altering their environment at the cost of citizens’ lives. The Kemono range from plant-infused squirrels to the massive Kingtusk wild boar. After a dreadful fight with the winter wolf Deathstalker, players become bearers of a life-sustaining technology and are compelled to restore balance across the region.
Given the success of Monster Hunter World, it's no surprise that Electronic Arts is going into hunting. The open-ended take on the series sold more than 18 million copies, making it the best-selling release in the company's history. It is the best-selling game by a large margin, with 11 million units. There hasn't been much competition to MonHun's style of action.
Omega Force is best known for its Dynasty Warriors franchise, but the studio has branched out into creating spinoffs for some of the biggest games in the world.
On February 17th, 2023, Wild Hearts will be available on the PS5 and PC.