Slash, thrust and crush!
Powerful targeted destruction system actions
Some Oni are massive creatures that can be several times the size of a human being. It takes more than just regular attacks to defeat these opponents, and Slayers need to slash, thrust or crush the body parts of the Oni in order to destroy them. Players can skillfully use weapons such as a sword or bow to work together with their allies and take down the Oni.
Mitama - the souls of Japanese historical heroes
Use the power of the Mitama to slay the powerful Oni!
Mitama are the souls of fallen heroes that are released upon defeating an Oni, and players can use them to imbue their weapons with special abilities and attributes. Various effects can be obtained from these Mitama, and by upgrading their weapons, players can utilize multiple Mitama at the same time to choose the ones that best suit their playing style and strategy. Additionally, with more than 200 Mitama in total, each with their own artwork and in-game voices, there is plenty of incentive to try and collect them all.
An original world that blends historical Japan with fantasy elements!
A grand historical fantasy
The story takes place in a world in which the power of the Oni has warped time and space. Within Utakata Village, on the front line in the war against the Oni, the player takes on the role of a new recruit of an organization known as the Slayers that serves to eradicate the Oni menace. The player must venture forth into a variety of battlefields, each of which is representative of a warped version of an era from Japanese history, from the early Asuka period to the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate. This game focuses on Tecmo Koei's forte by mixing "Japanese" and "historical" elements to form a unique and vibrant world.
An eclectic cast of allies for the main character
Hunting action for up to 4 players
Joining the player is a group of veteran Slayers within Utakata Village that have fought against the Oni for some time. The stories of these Slayers, such as Ōka, who possesses unmatched fighting ability with a sword, will be told as they fight alongside the player.