Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force have announced 10 new playable characters for Samurai Warriors 5, who were previously non-playable characters, bringing the total playable characters count to 37.
These characters feature unique graphics, but since they are supporting cast members and not part of the main storyline, they do not have the unique “Power Attacks” and other features that the previously announced 27 characters employ in battle.
The newly announced characters are as follows:
Nobuyuki Oda (voiced by Kousuke Tanabe)
Nobunaga’s younger brother.
In contrast to his brother, he is a very calm and modest young man. While he admonishes Nobunaga for his recklessness on a daily basis, he respects him and occasionally goes into battle with him in order to provide support.
Motonobu Okabe (voiced by Ryosuke Asano)
The Imagawa family’s retainer.
A seasoned military veteran.
He highly honors loyalty and will do anything to allow his lord to be victorious. Eventually he would serve Takeda, and would stand in the way of the Oda and Tokugawa families for many years to come.
Katsuyori Takeda (voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto)
Shingen Takeda’s son.
A sincere young man.
He both respects and fears his father. He would eventually become the head of the Takeda family, battling with all of his might in order to protect his family name, which his father had worked so hard to build up over the years.
Motoharu Kikkawa (voiced by Shunsuke Kanie)
Motonari Mori’s second son.
His entire family honors military prowess above all else. He works to support his family alongside his resourceful brother Takakage Kobayakawa. He loves taking part in battles and always anticipates taking on strong foes.
Terumoto Mori (voiced by Masamu Ono)
Motonari Mori’s grandson.
He is set to succeed his father, who passed before his time, as the head of the Mori family. He greatly respects Motonari, his grandfather who raised him, and works hard every day in order to be a great head of the family like him.
Dosan Saito (voiced by Shuuki Imagawa)
The great daimyo of Mino.
He worked his way up to become a great daimyo, and is now known as “The Viper of Mino.” After battling Nobunaga, he recognized how extraordinary he was and asked him to marry his daughter. However…
Yoshitatsu Saito (voiced by Takumu Miyazono)
Dosan Saito’s son.
Due to his arrogance, he is not well liked by his family, and Dosan is quite cold to him as well. When he sees that Dosan begins to support Nobunaga more than him, his discontent begins to grow.
Yoshikage Asakura (voiced by Yasunao Sakai)
The great daimyo of Echizen.
Even during the turbulent times of the Sengoku period, he is known as a pacifist who is greatly against fighting. His goal is to keep Echizen as a peaceful place, and has no interest in ruling the country. During Mitsuhide’s period as a nomad, he welcomed him as a guest samurai and worked with him for a period of time.
Yoshiaki Ashikaga (voiced by Yuudai Mino)
The 15th Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate.
After gaining help from Nobunaga and arriving at the capital, he became a shogun after his older brother Yoshiteru was murdered. While he conducts himself as a member of the shogunate family, in the face of danger, his cowardly side emerges.
Fujihide Mitsubuchi (voiced by Yusuke Tomioka)
Yoshiaki Ashikaga’s chief retainer.
An exemplary warrior who supports the young Yoshiaki. While he is courteous to everyone, he cannot tolerate any enemy of the shogunate family. He has been friends with Mitsuhide ever since he started working with Yoshikage Asakura.
Koei Tecmo also announced that Samurai Warriors 5 will receive a slew of post-launch downloadable content, including new scenarios, background music sets, and horses.
Samurai Warriors 5 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, 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.
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