Samurai Warriors 4 release date set

Upcoming sequel on display at E3 next week.

Samurai Warriors 4

Samurai Warriors 4 will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in North America on October 21 and in Europe on October 24, Tecmo Koei announced.

In North America, at least, the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions will be available for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively, exclusively through the PlayStation Store. The PlayStation 4 version will be available at retail for $59.99.

The game ofers over 50 playable warriors to choose from, new attacks, and new gameplay modes.

Here’s the key features list:

  • 55 New and Updated Characters — Nobuyuki Sanada and Yoshitsugu Otani join the fray, along with Takatora Todo, Naotora Ii and Munenori Yagyu previously only available in Japanese releases of Samurai Warriors along with major overhauls of appearance and rearrangements in battle moves for fan-favorite characters such as Yukimura Sanada and Nobunaga Oda adding to the diverse range of more than 50 playable characters
  • Disseminate the Enemy Ranks — Battles are more thrilling than ever with new maneuvers including Hyper Attacks which allow for rapid moment on the battlefield combined with high powered attacks, a powerful Rage Attack which can be reached when the Spirit Gauge is full, deadly finishing moves with Mighty Strikes and the ability to mount and dismount horses seamlessly, additionally existing moves have all been powered up from their previous iterations
  • New Battle Modes — Enhancements and newly implemented gameplay systems create a deeper and more satisfying combat experience, including the all-new ability to switch between two characters in real-time, adjustments to morale, Officer development and the return of the popular portable item system found in Samurai Warriors 3 are just some of the features players will find to gain the advantage in combat
  • Unfold the rich tapestry of the Warring States era — The Story Mode portrays the tales surrounding the battles by faction, deepening the relationships between characters and is separated into two parts, regional stories, which tell the tales of the officers of various regions around the land such as Kyūshū and Shikoku, and the story of unification, which details events up to the end of the Warring States era
  • Leave a mark on history — In the new “Chronicle Mode”, while completing various quests, meeting new officers and collecting items, players discover the world of Samurai Warriors through their own design with more ways to customize than ever before including a vastly upgraded Create Character system
  • Living World — PlayStation 4 players will experience an even more engaging saga with highly detailed landscapes and breathtaking skies that reflect true to life lighting and shadow effects and battlegrounds packed with significantly more enemies on screen
  • Cooperative Play and Cross Save functionality — All modes can be played cooperatively via Network Play across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita system, additionally save data can be shared across all three systems

Samurai Warriors 4 will be on display at E3 next week at the Sony Computer Entertainment America booth.

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Opening Movie

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