In an interview published on Famitsu’s website earlier today discussing the past, present, and future of Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warrior series, producer Hisashi Koinuma mentioned in passing his intention to have another game in the series released sometime this year.
Specific details remain scarce at this point. While Samurai Warriors 4 came out earlier this year in Japan and is heading to other territories in the near future in tandem with a PlayStation 4 port, it’s worth noting that he brings up the subject while specifically discussing Sengoku Musou Shoot, a free-to-play iOS and Android spinoff.
In full, Koinuma states that “At the time Sengoku Musou Shoot went live, the game had some bugs that caused trouble for players, but early in July, we were finally able to implement some real events into the game. From there, we’re looking to keep updating the game and make it into a more and more fun experience as time goes on. With that in mind, we have another Samurai Warriors game planned for release this year, one that will hopefully bring some fresh things to the table.”
When pressed for more information, he initially replies simply by saying, “We should be announcing it soon, so expect more information then.” However, at the interviewer’s behest, he does let out a little more. “It’s still just at the idea stage,” he cautions, “but we’re hoping that such a new game could maybe link the main Samurai Warriors series and Sengoku Mushou Shoot more closely together. I’m not saying that because we feel obligated to do it or anything, but I just feel like good things could potentially come from making that happen.”
Beyond that, with the Samurai Warriors franchise’s tenth anniversary celebrations set to continue until March 2015, Koinuma additionally says that they have more things coming up to commemorate the occasion and to once again wait for more official word on the matter later.
Thanks, Games Talk.