Koei Tecmo has released a new batch of screenshots for Toukiden 2. Released via the games official website, the new screenshots introduce characters from the game’s story – with additional story information also released:
The time period is the Meiji era—the world was destroyed in the Awakening. The “surface of history” that had gone unbroken was ruined, and the “underside of history” led by the evil spirits of the rivers and mountains began to swallow the world.
Large “Oni” appeared in the lands of the far north, and began going south while overrunning human habitation. Slayers, warriors deployed to Yokohama to intercept the Oni, fought against them while defending the city of Yokohama.
In the middle of it all, a giant Oni came down from the sky, and a single Slayer was swallowed by the Oni Gate that opened.
And now, ten years later—a Slayer who lost his memory washes up in “Mahoroba Village” for to the west.
Toukiden 2 is due to release for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3 & PSVita in Japan on July 28th, no word yet on a localisation, with a PSVita & PlayStation 4 demo set to release via the Japanese PSN on May 24th.