Koei Tecmo has dropped a lot more information on Samurai Warriors 5 — the hack and slash prequel that was announced last week. For starters, it's got a confirmed release date: the 27th July, 2021. It's also got a new PS4-specific gameplay trailer, which you can watch above. It shows off quite a lot of stuff, and it's clear that the new art style is being pushed as a key selling point. To be fair, it does look good.

What's more, the official website for Samurai Warriors 5 has been opened. It boasts details on a number of playable characters, most of whom are from previous Samurai Warriors titles. However, because Samurai Warriors 5 takes place before the events of the other games, all of our feudal Japanese heroes are in their younger years. The likes of Nobunaga Oda, Mitsuhide Akechi, Hideyoshi Hashiba, and Katsuie Shibata are all young men still trying to find their place in the world. Even the eventual unifier of Japan, Ieyasu Tokugawa, is just a kid in Samurai Warriors 5. It's an interesting angle.

In any case, the finished game will feature 27 playable characters in total. Nine have been revealed so far — some of which are completely new to the series.

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[source koeitecmoamerica.com]