Samurai Warriors 1

With over 50 characters set to make up its stylish-looking roster, it's safe to say that Tecmo Koei's somewhat secondary hack and slash series is catching up on Dynasty Warriors' gigantic line up of personalities. Newcomer Kagekatsu Uesugi looks to be a particular highlight in this video, wielding two huge blades and showing off some immensely powerful strikes in the process.

Samurai Warriors 4 – or Sengoku Musou 4 as it's known in its homeland – is still on target for a 20th March launch date in Japan, and while a Western release hasn't been confirmed, producer Hisashi Koinuma did hint at a possible Summertime localisation on his Twitter account. Are you itching to break out your katana and go crazy on hordes of foot soldiers? Pray for an overseas invasion in the comments section below.