EA is working on a Monster Hunter rival set in feudal Japan

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EA is partnering with Dynasty Warriors creator Koei Tecmo and studio Omega Force to create "the next great hunting game". 

It's an all-new IP set in a fantasy version of feudal Japan that, according to the company, will deliver a "truly AAA experience". We don't have a lot of details to go on right now, but so far, it sounds like Monster Hunter might have some stiff competition on its hands. 

The new game, which is yet to be officially named, will be under the EA Originals label, which has previously helped bring gems such as It Takes Two and Unravel to life. "We're thrilled to be partnering with the amazingly talented Omega Force team," said Jeff Gamon, general manager of EA Partners. "They've elevated the hunting genre to the next level, merging their proven talent for combat gameplay with unexpected and innovative mechanics. "

Koei Tecmo's internal studio Studio Omega Force is well-known for its Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series, as well as its work on the Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and, more recently, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. This won't be the developer's first foray into the fantasy hunting genre either. In 2013, it launched Toukiden: The Age of Demons, a third-person monster hunting title that sees you team up with others for some epic monster slaying action. A sequel Toukiden 2, arrived a few years later in 2016. 

We won't have to wait long to find out more about this intriguing new game, as more details are promised for later this month. 

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Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.