Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [official site] has me giddy like a schoolgirl. I never got around to picking up Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage back on the Dreamcast and really regret not doing so when I found it at Half-Price Books, so this’ll be my first proper Berserk game.
I just know that once it’s released and it’s on my system proper my sacrificial brand tattoo will pulsate and/or bleed, just like Guts. Is that weird? Oh well, there are some new costumes and a trailer to check out if you’re into Berserk as much as I am. Yes, a musou-styled, Dynasty Warriors-esque release from the mind of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura. Yes, please.
The trailer spans four minutes and includes the kind of carnage you expect from a Berserk game, with four minutes showing off Guts cutting through loads of minions like a hot knife through butter. Lady Farnese is being a jerk like she always is, and hey — is that the horse from that one scene? Oh please, let it be true.
Griffith is as beautiful as always as he cuts down dozens of enemies at once with a devastating attack, and Casca (oh, sweet, Casca!) is back to normal for a few fleeting moments here as she goes to work. Oh, and the rest of the characters are here too, but do you really need to worry about the rest of them?
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is due out on February 21, 2017 via Steam.