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 does indeed make it overseas.
Of course, we're still waiting for Samurai Warriors 4-II over here - which launches on the 2nd October - but there's no doubt that Empires will be a different beast entirely. According to Siliconera, Koei has said that Samurai Warriors 4: Empires will feature more strategic elements than ever before, and it sounds like your relationships and bonds with your fellow officers will play an important part in conquering feudal Japan.
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