Toukiden 2 is looking good in its first gameplay trailer


Out this summer in Japan

Toukiden‘s follow-up was announced last year at the Tokyo Game Show and since we’ve seen nothing but screenshots. Nice screenshots, mind. But writing about new screenshots is so 2008 or, perhaps, 2000-and-late. The point is that it’s 2016 which means we best be writing about video.

And it looks pretty good! I still prefer the game’s 2D art to anything else about it, but when you’re making a 3D monster hunter, that can only be an aesthetic flourish. Are there 2D takes on Monster Hunter yet like there are with Souls games?

Toukiden 2 is getting a PS4 demo on the Japanese side on April 11 ahead of its release on PS4, PS3, and Vita on June 30. Western release plans have yet to be announced.

Mr. 3000!