Wild Hearts' July Update adds Tsukuyomi and new Serial Hunt quests
EA and Koei Tecmo have released the next major update to hunting RPG Wild Hearts, adding new Kemono monster Tsukuyomi and new Serial Hunt quests. EA also highlights various composers for the game, as well as Dolby Atmos & DTS:X sound features.
The details can be found below, via EA.
Tsukuyomi, New Weapons, Armor Set, New Serial Hunt Quests
Have you been keeping your skills sharp? How about your equipment; is it ready for anything? Tsukuyomi, a new light-devouring Kemono, is hurtling towards Azuma. Before the end of this relay, it is likely to have already arrived. Remember to hide your fear, Tsukuyomi will not be an amenable opponent.
In today’s content update, the new Tsukuyomi descends into Fuyufusagi Fort, bringing with it materials for new weapons and an armor set. This month’s content update also introduces four new Serial Hunt Quests that feature entirely Mighty and Volatile Kemono. You’ve got your work cut out for you this month.
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New Kemono - Tsukuyomi
A new light-devouring Kemono—Tsukuyomi—has appeared at Fuyufusagi Fort. If you are to defeat this tyrannical territory seeker, you must bring all your hunting skills and knowledge to bear against it.
“Specter of the Eclipse” is the ominous moniker the Tsukuyomi has earned, but why? Does the sun hide behind the moon, or does this beast devour light itself? For it appears to feed not on Celestial Thread, but on rays of sunlight. And though it's said not to tussle with other Kemono over territory, few creatures can survive without the sun's light. Mankind included.
The Tsukuyomi absorbs light in order to fuel its attacks. When you notice it starting to muster energy, try to send it reeling by use of a Pounder, Firework, or similar Karakuri. Then strike as it resumes its energy build-up. Just remember that it's extremely resilient to physical strikes, so be wise and seek to bolster your attacks by elemental means.
New Serial Hunt Quests
Four new Serial Hunt quests have been added to the Side Stories section of the Main Map. These four new quests exclusively feature Mighty and Volatile Kemono. We do not expect these to be easy, so prepare yourself for a grizzly challenge!
If you’ve yet to take on any of the Serial Hunts, here’s a quick refresher on how they work: On Serial Hunts, you’ll be forced to hunt a gauntlet of Kemono, each within a set period of time. While you’ll be able to quickly gather yourself in between hunts, hunters will be unable to draw from healing water wells.
Each time you successfully take down a target, your reward increases. However, if you fail at any stage of the hunt, you’ll receive no reward at all. Hunters may choose to end the hunt early in order to at least receive any rewards promised up to that point.
In addition to the rewards from each round, successfully taking down all targets in a single run will grant new Chat Stamps and Emotes.
Highlighting Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
While already included in the first release, we wanted to highlight the amazing work that has been done by the team to incorporate Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as audio options. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X—both spatial, or three-dimensional, surround sound—enhance each and every sound found in the world of Azuma, allowing you to become completely immersed in each hunt.
When Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are enabled, here are just a few of the transcendent moments you can experience:
- The roars of the Giant Kemono, including the squeaking sounds of the plants and minerals that coexist in their bodies and the flapping of wings of aerial Kemono flying overhead will all become more three-dimensional, further enhancing the enormity of each Kemono.
- While it is easy to understand the mechanics of the Fireworks Karakuri, you will be able to feel it in your bones when they have been launched into the sky, even if they detonate outside your field of vision.
- Hear native Japanese birds chirping and insects buzzing; each adding to the realism and instantly transporting you to one of Japan’s four seasons.
Composers of WILD HEARTS
A wide variety of composers have worked on the music of WILD HEARTS:
Masashi Hamauzu's music beautifully expresses the majestic nature of WILD HEARTS. From the title screen, Minato's daily hubbub, Deathstalker's hunt, various music during exploration, to other beautiful music that blends in with the surrounding nature of Azuma.
Daisuke Shinoda's powerful Japanese-style orchestral music adds excitement to the Lavaback, Golden Tempest, Sporetail, Ripclaw, and Murakumo hunts, as well as the Deeply Volatile Kemono hunts.
Combined with the powerful Japanese-style sounds created by Koei Tecmo's composers (Junya Ishiguro, Ippo Igarashi, Modanqing Zhu), the magnificent performances of a wonderful orchestra, Japanese instrumentalists, and singers all come together to weave a vibrant world.
Stay safe and stay sharp hunters!