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Toukiden: The Age of Demons will start a war on February 11 on Vita

Don't you just love our eternal peace between the human race and demons? Yeah, I bet the people of Toukiden: The Age of Demons loved it too, right until their realm connected with the Otherworld and they fought a week-long battle against their extinction by the claws of the Oni. A group known as the Slayers have protected humans since that day, and you'll be able to help them reclaim their land on February 11, provided you're practiced in the art of wielding samurai swords a Vita.

Toukiden follows the quest of a Slayer that's looking to thin the Oni's herd, but since characters, weapons and armor will be customizable, they'll do it while proving themselves as an individual. With six different weapon types available such as swords, bows and metal gauntlets, forming a diverse hunting group with NPCs should be simple enough. If you'd rather amplify the joy and frustration involved with teamwork, multiplayer stages will also let you team up with real life friends.

You can watch details roll onto the game's website until its February launch, or you can join us in our blind fear of the Drumble, which our scientific assumption tells us is a botched cross breed of an alligator and a corgi. We will never sleep again.

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BURLINGAME, Calif. November 27, 2013 - Tecmo Koei America is pleased to announce today that the upcoming title Toukiden: The Age of Demons, will be available in stores on February 11th, 2014 for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.

Following the groundbreaking success in Japan, with sales exceeding 470,000 units, Toukiden: The Age of Demons is bringing the fight for survival to the west.

Set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, Toukiden: The Age of Demons tells the tale of humanity's last stand for survival. When monstrous demons (Oni) of varying strength and size invaded the world through cracks in space and time and started attacking humans, the only opposition came from the Slayers, a caste that has always secretly protected mankind from their murderous intent.

Eight years after the time warp and Oni appeared, a brave young Slayer embarks on a journey to thin the numbers of the enemy and help humanity survive. Players take the role of this young warrior and can fully customize their characters, weapons and armor and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni.

This visually stunning game boasts an extensive character creation mode, and six different weapon types, each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player's preferences, while it also features 200 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures, whose souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.

To aid Slayers in the beginning of their journey Tecmo Koei America announced a series of in game pre-order bonuses. Specifically, those who pre-order Toukiden: The Age of Demons through GameStop will receive two extra Mission Collections, along with the "Mitama of Niijima Yae." Those who pre-order at Amazon will receive the "Mitama of Momotaro," a warrior's soul that will strengthen the player's skill, along with 2 pieces of armor (Cat Ears and a Fox Mask).

Tecmo Koei America will share more details leading up to the release of Toukiden: The Age of Demons in North America on February 11, 2014.

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TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. Merger.

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