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New Details for Awakening Abilities in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Koei Tecmo has shared new details and screenshots for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk.

The publisher detailed the game’s “Awakening” abilities, which temporarily give the player character a devastating boost in combat.

You can find the details below:


In Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, playable characters have devastating abilities that must be “awakened” to draw out their true potential. Awakening abilities offers overwhelming temporary boosts that allow players to demolish hordes of enemies in their path. Players can take advantage of Guts’ Berserker Armor to unleash deadly blows, Griffith’s demonic Femto form to deal swift bursts of damage, and Zodd’s giant Apostle form to effortlessly topple foes.

Players will encounter a smorgasbord of fearsome foes throughout Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. Evil Spirits, Ogres, Kelpies, Golems, Trolls and Demonic Knights are just a handful of the many enemies that players must annihilate during their adventure. Collect raw materials and upgrade weaponry outside of battle to increase attack damage and unlock new combos to wipe out these savage opponents.


There’s also a massive new batch of screenshots for the game, so enjoy:

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is set for a western release across PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC on February 21st in North America, while Europe will get it on the 24th. In case you missed it, you can read up on the game’s various pre-order bonuses here.

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15 comments
  1. mrwizeass
    mrwizeass
    January 21, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Yes! They put in Rape Horse!

  2. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 21, 2017 at 1:03 am

    So how much of the story will this cover?

  3. NeoTruth
    NeoTruth
    January 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

    They even got the expression right haha.
    I wonder if a certain character will be weak to him.

  4. Belfry
    Belfry
    January 21, 2017 at 2:03 am

    It’s beautiful.

  5. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    January 21, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Does it matter?

  6. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 21, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Casca’s Awakening ability is, well…

  7. Cubed Grapes
    Cubed Grapes
    January 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    “Hell no! I’ll mount you.”

  8. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    January 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    >Tfw your video game has better animation than the anime

  9. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    January 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Not with Guts around.

  10. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    January 21, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I’m assuming it is at least getting a PS4 physical right?

  11. Kelborne
    Kelborne
    January 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Most video games do.

  12. Quetzalcoatl
    Quetzalcoatl
    January 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

    *Attempted Rape Horse* – RIP just like any Berserk updates.