Omega Force Reveals Berserk Musou Game for PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC (Updated)

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"The most evil 'Musou' in history" slated to ship this year in Japan; confirmed for Western release

Video game developer Omega Force revealed on Monday that it is developing a Berserk Musou video game based on Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. The site is streaming a teaser video for the game.

The game is slated to ship this year in Japan on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The website also features the text "Coming 6.23." The game has also opened an official Twitter account.

Koei Tecmo Europe and Koei Tecmo America have both confirmed a Western release on the PS4, PS Vita, and PC via Steam.

Europe and American Teaser

The company had launched a teaser countdown website last week that featured the text: "The most evil 'Musou' in history." Koei Tecmo America had also announced via press release on May 24 that it will "reveal an unannounced, top-secret title" at E3 and that the game was "currently in development by Omega Force." E3 will be held in Los Angeles from June 14-16.

Omega Force is a subsidiary of Koei Tecmo, and it develops Koei Tecmo's Musou (Warriors) series of games.

Koei released the first Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors) game in 1997 for the PlayStation as a spinoff of its Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy game franchise. Since then, Koei and Koei Tecmo have released seven more games in the main series, and numerous spinoffs (including the Samurai Warriors series).

Many of the spinoffs involve collaborations with other franchises, such as Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, One Piece Pirate Warriors, and Hyrule Warriors. Square Enix released the Dragon Quest Heroes spinoff last year. The Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Arslan Senki x Musou) game, based on Hiromu Arakawa and Yoshiki Tanaka's The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) manga, followed in Japan last October and in the West in February.

Berserk is inspiring a new television anime that will premiere on July 1. Miura is also resuming the manga on June 24 as a monthly series.

Update: Western release confirmed.

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