Samurai Warriors 5 will launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on June 24 in Japan, followed by PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in the west and PC via Steam worldwide on July 27, publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced.
In Japan, the game will cost 8,580 yen for the standard edition, 16,280 yen for the Treasure Box edition, 27,280 yen for the Ikki Tousen Box edition, and 11,880 yen for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
The Treasure Box includes a copy of the game, character art book, two-disc original soundtrack, post card set with all officers and display stand case, and a B2-size cloth poster.
The Ikki Tousen Box includes everything in the Treasure Box, plus a mini acrylic stand set for all officers.
The Digital Deluxe Edition, which will be available worldwide, includes a copy of the game and the downloadable content items “Special Blade Rift Blade,” “Special Katana Masterpiece,” “Special Spear Sharpened Fang Spear,” “Special Bow Sky Piercer,” “Special Horse,” “Special Skill Gem Set,” and “Compact Tool.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Koei Tecmo:
Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force are excited to teleport gamers into an epic historical drama thanks to the return of one of its most iconic franchises, as Samurai Warriors 5 introduces a re-imagined experience—from the visuals to the storyline—to open the curtain on an all-new Samurai Warriors series. The electrifying 1 vs. 1,000 tactical action game is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Computer Entertainment System (playable on PlayStation 5 via Backward Compatibility), the Xbox One consoles (playable on Xbox Series X|S via Backward Compatibility), and Windows PC via Steam, and is set to launch across North America and Europe on July 27, 2021.
Samurai Warriors 5 takes place after the end of the Oonin War, during the Sengoku period, and tells the story of two of the most preeminent military commanders of this period – Nobunaga Oda, and Mitsuhide Akechi. This title includes various eras from this period, including the younger years of Nobunaga, when he was known as “Owari’s Great Fool,” and the period of turmoil and upheaval leading to the Honnou-ji Incident.
All of the game’s character designs have been completely redesigned and re-imagined to help fit the storyline’s Sengoku time period. In total, Samurai Warriors 5 features 27 playable characters, including both new and returning warriors, from Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hideyoshi Hashiba to Nou, and Yoshimoto Imagawa. Original character Mitsuki—a Kouga Ninja, has also been added, with other new characters to be announced at a later date.
In addition, all-new Musou actions have been added to the series—including newly designed Musou Frenzy Attacks—elevating the thrill of blowing away hordes of enemy soldiers in exhilarating fashion. These actions are displayed in a vibrant new Japanese ink painting art style, elegantly evolving the Samurai Warriors series to showcase the Sengoku period in stunning fashion as the intertwining stories of Nobunaga and Mitsuhide unravel on screen like a Sengoku period picture scroll.