Sometimes there's no better way to begin a game than to barrage the player with a nicely animated movie – preferably one that's backed by some catchy Japanese rock. Unfortunately the latter isn't used here, but Tecmo Koei has seen fit to release a whole four minute animation for its upcoming oni-slaying adventure Toukiden: The Age of Demons almost a month before the release hits store shelves.

Featuring mobs of monsters and a harrowing introduction to the title's endangered world, the video has certainly helped to get our hype flowing. We should probably warn you about the wince-inducing sword-to-eye attack that occurs towards the end, though. Will you be cleaving your way through the demonic hordes in February? Join our scantily clad militia in the comments section below.

[via youtube.com]