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Next Dynasty Warriors Spin-Off Based On Berserk Manga

Guts and gory

When it comes to lone mercenaries that feature in dark fantasy manga series, Guts is a fantastic name, don't you think? He's the co-protagonist of Berserk, see, a mature fantasy affair first published in 1989 that's known for its adult themes and graphic violence. It includes a whole load of murderin' basically, which is why developers Omega Force's decision to base their next Dynasty Warriors spin-off on Guts' exploits seems to make sense. It's out later this year and now has the teasiest of teaser trailers:

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Not much in the way of, well, anything there, but the cinematic does at least set a pretty dark tone - one which will undoubtedly be weaved into the game itself.

Since inception, the Berserk series has dabbled in television adaptations and has entered the world of videogames on a few occasions: in Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage for the Dreamcast in 1999; the Japan-exclusive Berserk Millennium Falcon Arc: Chapter of the Record of the Holy Demon War for the PlayStation 2 in 2004; and in Dragon's Dogma via armour and weaponry DLC. That last one was exclusive to console players though (*frowns*), so it'll be nice to see our Guts doing his thing on PC (*smiles*).

Alongside the trailer teased at E3, publisher Koei Tecmo described Berserk as the "the most lethal Warriors game" to date. I guess we can decide for ourselves when Berserk arrives later this year.

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