Tecmo Koei America has taken the wraps off of its early 2014 PlayStation game lineup, announcing three new games are coming to a Sony system. The company appears to be taking a cautious approach to the PS4 console, however, because of the three new games announced today, none of them is coming to the next-gen console.
With that said, just because Tecmo Koei’s early 2014 PlayStation game lineup is only in development for the PS3 and/or PS Vita, that doesn’t mean the company has nothing cooking for Sony’s forthcoming system.
The first PlayStation game Tecmo unveiled today is Toukiden: the Age of Demons. Following its successful debut in Japan, the game is now being localized for release in North America for the PlayStation Vita. In Toukiden, players can customize characters, weapons and armor and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni. The Oni are demons of varying strength and size who have invaded the world through cracks in space and time.
The game boasts an extensive character creation mode, six NPCs designed by Atelier Ayesha artist Hidari, and six different weapon types that can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences. Toukiden: The Age of Demons is set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, yet it also features 200 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures. These characters’ souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.
Next up is Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, a direct sequel to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. Coming to North America in early 2014 for the PS3, the game will let players in the Atelier series for the first time be able to choose whether they will follow the story of Escha or Logy. Escha’s story is a delightful tale of the everyday adventures of an alchemist that Atelier series’ fans love, whereas Logy’s story follows a darker approach filled with traditional RPG elements and focused on world exploration.
Finally, the third game in Tecmo’s early 2014 PlayStation game lineup is Deception IV: Blood Ties. From the producer of Fatal Frame comes the re-imagining of the classic Tecmo title Tecmo’s Deception, which was first released in 1996 on the original PlayStation. The Deception series gives players a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil by using a wide variety of imaginative traps to exact revenge on their adversaries. Deception IV: Blood Ties is being developed for both the PS3 and PS Vita and, much like its predecessors, is a strategy-focused action game. Players will control a main character that defeats enemies by — you guessed it — luring them into imaginative traps.