Sharpening the blade
Ahead of Dynasty Warriors 9's Japanese release early next year, publisher Koei Tecmo has confirmed that the next Samurai Warriors game is in the works. The news comes via series producer Hisashi Koinuma, who posted on Twitter saying that development has just started. Koinuma doesn't specify what the project...
Everything you need to know
Narrative-driven spin-off Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada has a new trailer which briefly goes over just about everything that you can expect from the game. As its title suggests, the release follows the trials and tribulations of the Sanada clan as it attempts to navigate one of Japan's most famous warring time...
Warriors need downtime, too
Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada is a much more personal Warriors title, focusing on the life and times of Yukimura Sanada and his famous clan. As such, the game offers an in-depth look at the events that shaped the Sanada, complete with a castle town setting that expands and evolves as you progress. There are even...
US release date also confirmed
Yesterday, Koei Tecmo confirmed that Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada will be heading to Europe on the 26th May, but a North American date wasn't given. Fortunately, there's one at the end of the game's first English trailer, which we've embedded above. It'll launch on the 23rd May in the US. The video itself...
Father and son take to the field
Confirmed for a Western release last year, Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru will be titled Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada outside of Japan. The latest entry in Koei Tecmo's feudal series, Spirit of Sanada's story, as the game's name suggests, focuses on the history of the Sanada clan. Poster boy Yukimura Sanada is...
Yukimura's back for more
We've never bothered to cover the latest Samurai Warriors title purely because we weren't sure if it was actually going be confirmed for a Western release due to its ties with Japanese television series Sanada Maru. However, prolific publisher Koei Tecmo has announced that Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru will indeed be heading...
Koei Tecmo's gone and revealed loads of new Samurai Warriors 4: Empires media, dishing out a bunch of fresh PlayStation 4 screenshots and two new gameplay trailers taken directly from the upcoming English release. Launching on the 11th March in Europe and the 15th March in North America, the game puts a strategic twist on the...
For clan and country
Can you believe that we almost went an entire two weeks without any word of a Warriors game? Well, the dream's over now, as Koei Tecmo has announced that it's bringing Samurai Warriors 4: Empires West next year, on the 11th March. The tactical hack and slasher launched in Japan last month. As with many musou titles, it'll be...
Coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita
Hear that sound? It's Koei Tecmo marching yet another Warriors game westward, much to the appreciation of European and North American fans. Coinciding with its presence at the Tokyo Game Show, the publisher has revealed that Samurai Warriors 4 Empires is invading overseas territories in early 2016. Now before everyone...
New official website tells all
It's perhaps no surprise that we get asked what Samurai Warriors 4-II actually is whenever we post news about it. The name's a confusing one, and anyone who doesn't keep up with each Warriors release is bound to feel lost to begin with. It's fortunate, then, that Koei Tecmo's opened up the title's official English...
If you're looking to bolster your collection of rare video game bits and pieces, you could do worse than snag the limited edition of Samurai Warriors 4-II, which NIS America will be selling exclusively via its online store. The premium package will cost $64.99, and comes with a few nice extras. You get a nice looking collector's box,...
Lightning strikes twice
Before you start, yes, we're well aware that there seems to be a new Warriors game hitting the market every other month, but given the recent quality of Koei's hack and slash franchises, we're not too worried - at least, not yet. The next instalment to be heading West is Samurai Warriors 4-II. Not quite a sequel to the...
Plus, build your own castle
The latest in Koei's Samurai Warriors series is carving its way into Japanese stores this September, and this time, it's bringing a bit of strategy along with it. Samurai Warriors 4: Empires takes the fourth game's large cast of characters and pits them against each other as their warlords try to conquer feudal Japan,...
Slash it your way
Upcoming handheld hack and slasher Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 lets you create your own character, or indeed, characters, and then throw them onto the field of battle to rage way against legendary Japanese generals. Of course, character creation is nothing new to Warriors titles, but like the Empires spin-off series, the...
What did you expect?
Well, looks like Koei Tecmo is taking Samurai Warriors 4 to all of the usual stops. Much like just about every other mainline Warriors title, the sengoku period slasher will be getting its own Empires spin-off. It'll be marching into Japanese stores on the 3rd September, which likely means a spring 2016 Western release, if it...
Like lambs to the slaughter
Spin-off hack and slasher Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 has nabbed a release date on Vita, and the good news is that you don't have too long to wait. The portable samurai slaughter simulator will launch on the 24th June in Europe, and we would assume that a North American date will also hover around a similar time...
The crimson crusader
According to history, Naomasa Li was apparently a bit of a badass. One of Ieyasu Tokugawa's most renowned retainers, he led a unit known as the 'Red Devils' - a nickname brought about by their crimson armour. Although it's thought that his death was mostly due to a wound that he received during one of Japan's most decisive...
Cherry blossom falls again
If you haven't had your fill of feudal Japanese warriors carving each other to pieces courtesy of the rather brilliant Samurai Warriors 4, then you'll be pleased to know that Samurai Warriors 4-2, a sort of add-on title, is heading West later this year. The hack and slasher will launch on the 2nd October on both...
Koei Tecmo's localisation spree continues, this time with word that Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 will be marching onto Western Vitas. The title's been rated by the Australian Classification Board, so although we're waiting on official confirmation, it does indeed look like it's happening. Releasing on the Nintendo 3DS and the Vita...
More than a slice
Warriors titles have enjoyed a good run on Sony's underappreciated handheld, with ports of recent releases proving to be decent alternatives to their home console counterparts. At times, portable play suits the hack and slashers better, as you can jump in and out of battle at a moment's notice. The only consistent problem is that...
Ronin around at the speed of sound
The Samurai Warriors franchise has always played second fiddle to sister series Dynasty Warriors, especially over here in the West. Where the latter is now up to its eighth main instalment, without counting any spin-offs, Samurai Warriors has only just reached its fourth incarnation. To the inexperienced, there...
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