Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is out now on PS4, PS Vita and PC. To celebrate the game's launch, publisher Koei Tecmo has released the game's launch trailer, which shows off many of the playable characters in action.
Described as "Omega Force's most brutal Warriors style title to date", Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is based on the world-renowned manga and anime series Berserk by Kentarou Miura. It closely follows the events of the most well-known story arcs from the iconic manga's narrative, focusing on the violent and heroic adventure of Guts, Casca, the Band of the Hawk, and Guts' Traveling Party throughout their perilous conquest against a sinister realm of demonic fiends.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk blends the signature 'one versus thousands' style action from the long-running Warriors franchise with the grim and gruesome atmosphere of Berserk. Fans of either series and newcomers alikewill enjoy a gripping, action-packed adventure as they harness the powers of iconic characters such as Guts and Griffith to slash and smash through hordes of enemies.
Players familiar with the Warriors series of hack and slash titles will be able to feel the difference in gameplay through the way each character handles combat. For example, Guts' massive Dragonslayer Great Sword allows for devastating attacks, and players will subsequently feel the weight of the weapon throughout battle. Alongside a vast array of weapons and sub-weapons, playable characters also possess devastating abilities that must be "awakened" to draw out their true potential. Players can take advantage of Guts' Berserker Armor to unleash deadly blows, Griffith's demonic Femto form to deal swift bursts of damage, and Zodd's giant Apostle form to effortlessly topple foes. The game also incorporates various battle mechanics to better bring the world of Berserk to life, such as Magic and Transformations.
An endless swarm of enemies awaits those brave enough to take on the game's Endless Eclipse Mode, where players can prove their worth as they go toe to toe with countless enemies in the formidable Eclipse dimension. Offering a unique and challenging respite from the main story, the new mode has players fighting for their life as they rush to complete various missions to overcome the deadly Eclipse. Those who manage to withstand the challenge will find themselves better equipped to tackle the main game mode.