Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru details story, playable Takeda Katsuyori and Tokugawa Hidetada, more

Meet the latest set of characters.

Koei Tecmo has released new information and screenshots of Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru, detailing the game’s story and latest confirmed playable characters.

Get the details below.

■ Story

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Fall, 1561, the fourth year of the Eiroku era. During the Sengoku period—.

Kai’s Takeda Shingen and Echigo’s Uesugi Kenshin, who had persisted in violent battles around the lands of Shinano, were about to confront each other for the fourth time in Kawanakajima.

This battle was the first for Takeda Shingen and Sanada Masayuki.

Masayuki is the father of “the strongest warrior in the land of the rising sun,” Sanada Yukimura, as well as the strategist later considered the most feared by Tokugawa Ieyasu, and at this point was only a young samurai—.

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Several years after basking in the gains of his spectacular first battle, two sons were born to Masayuki.

They were Sanada Nobuyuki and Sanada Yukimura.

The young children were cherished by the people around them and quickly grew.

Around the same time, the Takeda house was also in high spirits. After winning Suruga, Shingen finally set out to the capital. Amid this, he confronted Masayuki, who had become his worst enemy.

A big wave can be seen in this turbulent war. Before the harsh fate that awaits, what path will Masayuki, and then Yukimura, choose?

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

■ Characters

Sanada Nobuyuki (Child) (voiced by Daisuke Ono)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Sanada Nobuyuki as a young boy. As the eldest brother, he is wise and prudent. He loves his younger brother Yukimura, who in contrast to himself prefers to take action first, and watches over him warmly.

Sanada Nobuyuki (Adult) (voiced by Daisuke Ono)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

After the Battle of Sekigahara, Nobuyuki became the head of the Sanada family. Relied on by Ieyasu, he receives both Numata and Ueda, and his personality as daimyo matures. Although he desires Masayuki and Yukimura’s pardon、Yukimura again chooses to side with Tokugawa. The time of the brothers’ separation approaches.

Takeda Katsuyori (voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

The fourth son of Takeda Shingen. After the death of his older brother, Yoshinobu, he became the heir. Having a relationship that goes beyond master and servant with Sanada Masayuki, they came to have a deep reliance on each other. He is a slim and good-hearted young noble, but rather than cowardice, in battle he shows his talents like a fierce god. After succeeding to head of the family upon Shingen’s sudden death, he broods over not protecting the honor of the Takeda name.

Tokugawa Hidetada (Young Man) (voiced by Yuusuke Honda)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

The third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is in a position to be heir, but due to his haughtiness and sarcasm, he his beyond his family’s control. Even to his father, Ieyasu, his attitude does not change. He has his first battle in the Battle of Sekigahara, where he leads a detached force together with Sanada Nobuyuki.

As a unique character in this game, Koei Tecmo is mainly designing a new face for Tokugawa Hidetada. After meeting certain conditions, you’ll be able to use him as a playable character.

Tokugawa Hidetada (Adult) (voiced by Yuusuke Honda)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

The second generation Tokugawa Shogunate shogun. His haughtiness and sarcasm has not changed, but the experience he gained in his first battle brought on major changes in his state of mind. Facing the Siege of Osaka, in which he settles his dispute with Toyotomi, he is confronted with Sanada Yukimura’s resolve.

Just like his young self, you can play as Adult Tokugawa Hidetada after meeting certain conditions.

Muramatsau-dono (Child, not playable) (voiced by Ayaka Maeda)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Muramatsu as a young child. Young but a person of firm character, she not only looks after her younger brothers, she also shows concern for her father, Masayuki. When Sanada becomes a vassal of Oda, she is sent to Azuchi as a hostage.

Muramatsau-dono (Young Woman, not playable) (voiced by Ayaka Maeda)

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru

Sanada Masayuki’s eldest daughter and the older sister of Nobuyuki and Yukimura. A kind and gentle woman who is always smiling. She gives advice to and watches over her brother Yukimura, who worries about their father, Masayuki. She has a strong heart and never loses her composure, and doesn’t abandon her Masayuki as he is all she has.

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita on November 23 in Japan. A western release is also planned in 2017.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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