At Tokyo Game Show 2016 this past weekend, we were able to get some hands-on time with the demo for the new Berserk game: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. It is bloody, violent, and everything else you’d expect from Berserk.
Taking place in a scene ripped straight out of the manga, you control Guts in this demo as he fights a horde of trolls as they invade a mid-sized town. After slaughtering a couple hundred en masse, Guts battles the stage’s boss: a massive ogre.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk plays similarly to the myriad of other Dynasty Warriors-style games out there. By pressing the weak and strong attack buttons in various patterns, you perform attack combos and lay waste to your enemies. Every so often, you build up enough power to go berserk–causing your speed and damage to increase. At the end of your berserk time, you then unleash a powerful special attack.
Judging by this short demo, if you’re a Berserk fan or a Dynasty Warriors fan, you’ll likely be right at home with Berserk and the Band of the Hawk.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will be released in Japan on October 27, 2016, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. It will be released on February 21, 2017 for North America and February 24, 2017 for Europe on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Microsoft Windows.