Omega Force surprised the anime and gaming communities with the announcement of a Berserk game at this year's E3. However, only a September 21 release date for Japan was nailed down.
Luckily, Western fans of Kentaro Miura's bloody fantasy manga won't have to wait long to get their hands on the title. It has been confirmed that Koei-Tecmo will be bringing the title over this Fall. That puts its release somewhere between September and November.
In addition, the official website has been updated with a whole spate of new screenshots and new descriptions:
In this work, the action of cutting through hundreds of enemies, fundamental to the Warriors series, is fused together with the dark and gruesome atmosphere of the world of "Berserk", making various heretofore unseen acts possible, such as using a giant man-sized sword to cut enemies in half, as well as smash or send them flying with the "Cleaving" and "Smashing" attacks.
Revel in the astounding destructive power capable of cutting through multiple enemies with one blow!
From the sound of it, the still-untitled game will definitely take a lot of cues from the popular Dynasty Warriors franchise. That would put it in line with something like the earlier Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage games, which also took the same basic gameplay and slathered it with blood.
Fans of the series will also be happy to hear that multiple story arcs are getting adapted for the title.
In this game, in addition to the well-known and popular "Golden Age Arc", you will also be able to join Guts and his newest companions on his journey of revenge through "The Hawk of the Millennium Arc".
Additionally, the extensive story includes an impressive amount of artwork, including footage from the actual animation movie trilogy and new, original scenes portraying more detailed interactions between the members of the Band of the Hawk and other characters.
With The Golden Age Arc being adapted so many times, this is a breath of fresh air as far as Berserk adaptations go.
We'll see if the game is better than Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage (not a very bar) this Fall.