EA and Koei Tecmo are partnering on ‘the next great hunting game’

This is a piece of concept art from EA and Koei Tecmo’s new “hunting game.” In the middle of the image, a tall tree with pink leaves winds through a large building with Japanese-inspired architecture. On the sides of the image, there are other buildings and trees.
Concept art from EA and Koei Tecmo’s new game. | Image: EA

EA and Koei Tecmo are partnering on a new title that they’re describing as “the next great hunting game.” When I first read that description, my thoughts jumped to Big Buck Hunter, the arcade series of hunting games where you shoot wild animals, but looking at the concept art (above), combined with who’s making it, I’m guessing this game will actually be much more like Capcom’s popular Monster Hunter series.

In a press release, EA and Koei Tecmo describe this new game as an original IP that “delivers a truly AAA experience based in fantasy feudal Japan.” It will be developed by Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force, which is known for the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors “musou” action games. And a statement from an EA exec Jeff Gamon says Omega…

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Author: Jay Peters