Studio 4°C's Promo Anime for Toukiden Subtitled in English

posted on 2014-01-16 20:30 EST
PS Vita action game ships in N. America on February 11, in Europe on February 14

Koei Tecmo Games posted a four-minute promotional anime video on Thursday with English subtitles for the company's upcoming western release of the Toukiden PlayStation Vita game. Studio 4°C animated the short. The short follows the "Mononofu" demon hunter Ōka (played by Masumi Asano). Tecmo Koei Games previously streamed the video without subtitles in June 2013.

Jiro Kanai (Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind) served as director, animation director, and storyboarder for the short. Akiko Saito served as CG director, Kumiko Narumo served as color key and color coordinator, Yusuke Yagisawa served as art director, Mutsuko Kajigaya served as animation checker, Akiko Kankon produced the short, and Naoya Amada supervised the production. Hideki Sakamoto handled the music.

The game is set several years after a temporal cataclysm unleashed demons into the human world. Players control a demon hunter charged with ridding the world of the new menace. The studio Omega-Force, which developed the Musou (Warriors) franchise, is developing the title and Hidari (Fractale, Natsuiro Kiseki, Vividred Operation) designed the characters for the game.

The Playstation Vita game shipped in Japan on June 23, and Tecmo Koei plans to release the game in North America on February 11 and in Europe on February 14.

Urasuke Ayano launched the digital prequel manga Toukiden Woniuchi in Sony's Reader Store in June 2013.

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