The first Wild Hearts gameplay trailer for EA’s new monster-slaying action game promises some delightful twists on the traditional Monster Hunter formula. Come for the giant creatures, like a two-story moss-covered pig, but stay for the zip lines, siege weapons, and combat screens.
The game seems to promise punchy, responsive combat alongside an emphasis on exploration and multiplayer. The game also features a darker, more down-to-earth aesthetic than that caused by Monster Hunter, which is much more reminiscent of the Elden Ring than Monster Hunter Rise.
The upcoming EA Original is set to be released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. You can watch the trailer below:
As you can see, Wild Hearts has one a lot of Come on. In addition to the sturdy slash and jab you might expect from a monster tracking hack and slash, Wild Hearts clearly aims to bring plenty of mobility and utility to the table as well.
Judging by the trailer, it looks like you can build platforms, ziplines, and even siege weapons mid-fight. Combined with the game’s multiplayer elements (a must-have for any Monster Hunter), it looks like there’s potential for some devious strategies. Imagine using bombs to send one of the unfortunate creatures straight into the path of your friend’s siege engine. There’s clearly a lot to unpack here.
In addition, Wild Hearts seems to be quite inventive. The zip lines and extending ledges are reminiscent of Death Stranding in their ability to get you from A to B in style. The Personal Helicopter is a nice touch and, while clearly very useful in combat, could open up entirely new areas in the world for intrepid explorers.
As you’ve probably noticed, the graphics featured in Wild Hearts are different from your usual Monster Hunter fare. Monster Hunter Rise’s highly saturated, clean style stands in stark contrast to the grittier realism showcased in EA’s new title. I don’t have to tell you that the giant pig in the trailer is absolutely gross – the game does that for you. Wild Hearts’ darker, more naturalistic tone is reminiscent of Elden Ring and the Dark Souls games. It certainly makes for a novel approach within the monster-slaying genre.
We have no word on when Wild Hearts will be released. Since the game was only announced a week ago, it’s still early days. However, if you’ve always wanted to jump on the back of a disgusting giant pig before ripping it apart with a cool sword, this might be the game for you.
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