Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on November 23, Koei Tecmo announced. It will cost 7,800 yen for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, and 6,800 yen for PS Vita.
First-print copies of the game will include a download code for the NHK Taiga drama Sanada Maru special costume, “Sanada Nobushige (Yukimura) Akazonae.”
A “Treasure Box” edition was also announced. It includes a Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru art book, special “Rokumonsen”-style acrylic coaster set, original soundtrack, and a copy of the game. It will cost 12,800 yen for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, and 11,800 yen for PS Vita.
Consumers who purchase the game at Gamecity and Amazon Japan include a download code for a Sanada Color costume for Kunoichi. Geo purchases include the costume for Inahime. Tsutaya and WonderGOO purchases include the costume for Kaihime. And Loppi/HMV purchases include a special costume for Kunoichi.
Koei Tecmo also revealed a new playable character named Chacha (voiced by Marika Kouno), as well as visuals for Young Man Sanada Yukumira and Adult Sanada Masayuki:
Chacha (voiced by Mariko Kouno)
The daughter of Azai Nagamasa, the head of the Azai clan, and Oichi, Oda Nobunaga’s younger sister. She brims with the elegance expected of the daughter of a distinguished family. She wears armor perhaps because of her unhappy childhood, and has an atmosphere that keeps other away, but by meeting Yukimura and company, she begins to gradually open her heart.
Young Man Sanada Yukimura (voiced by Takeshi Kusao)
Sanada Masayuki’s second son. He is a young warrior who, together with his older brother Noboyuki, makes military exploits for the Hosue of Sanada. He has grown into a man loved by his allies because of his character and feared by his enemies because of his military strength. Observing his father and older brother, he asks himself what it is that he should protect.
Adult Sanada Masayuki (voiced by Kenta Miyake)
After the downfall of the House of Takeda, Masayuki chose to follow the Oda clan, his mortal enemy. However, when Oda Nobunaga soon fell in the Honnoji Incident, Masayuki tried all possible means for the sake of Sanada’s survival. His way of life does not hesitate to betray and conspire, before long earning him the name “two-faced,” and even misleads his son Yukimura.
Read more about the game here.
Watch the first trailer below.
Update 08/05/16: View a set of artworks at the gallery.