Toukiden 2 uses a fully open-world game structure with a variety of locales - the starting village acting as a home base. Demon part destruction returns from the first game, where the player can target particular enemy body parts. This can affect the attack behavior of the demon and presumably be useful in creating new equipment.
Some of the game's characters have also been detailed. Doctor Hakase is a researcher/engineer who works with special devices. She created an automated puppet, Tokistu, who uses a rifle like his creator. Gwen is a British girl who made her way into the Slayer ranks - she uses a sword and shield.
Toukiden: The Age of Demons 2 is set to release this year in Japan on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. All the images are in the gallery below.