KOEI Tecmo America recently announced some new details for the upcoming new Berserk video game, specifically the new combat styles and also the game’s pre-order bonuses. The new game, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, is scheduled for an early 2017 release.
For the gameplay, player attacks will become more furious and ferocious as the fight advances. This will enable players to smash monsters and enemies against walls or even slash them in two with just a single sword strike. During the game, Guts will encounter Apostles, demonic monsters with deadly abilities. These enemies will require swift decision-making in order to defeat them, and typical strategies on enemies will not work on them. The game will blend the style of action from the manga and anime of “one versus thousands” action from the Warriors game franchise along with the grim and gruesome atmosphere of Kentaro Miura’s manga.
The game will have six extra DLC costumes for players who pre-order the game from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop. The new costumes include the White Swordsman and Golden Swordsman costumes for Guts, allowing him to switch out his famous Black Swordsman costume for a fresh look, the Golden Hawk and Black Hawk costumes for Griffith, replacing his bright white outfit for darker shades, and the Pirate and Blue Stripe costumes for Schierke. This changes her dark robes for a more cheerful design.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is based on the hit manga and anime series of the same name. The manga was originally created by Kentaro Miura. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will hit the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC via Steam on February 21, 2017.