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Samurai Warriors 4 announced for PS3, Vita in 2014

Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 05:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Omega Force and Tecmo Koei today surprised absolutely nobody by announcing a new entry in the Samurai Warriors series, although the fact that it’s not going next-gen is a bit eyebrow-raising.

Siliconera reports from Famitsu that Samurai Warriors 4 is due in northern spring 2014 on PlayStation 3 and Vita.

There will be over 50 characters, including Mitsunari Ishida, Hanbei Takenaka, Nobuyuki Sanada, Yoshitsugu Otani, Yukimura Sanada, Inahime, Kanbei Kuroda, Goemon Ishikawa and Musashi Miyamoto. The story will be told from Yukimua Sanada’s perspective, but there’ll be at least one other story mode focused on another character,

As in Samurai Warriors: Chronicles and Warriors Orochi, players will bring two characters to each stage and switch between them at will. It also boasts new mode where players create a custom character and fulfil quests.

Unable to leave well enough alone, Omega Force has of course introduced some new systems – Godspeed Action and Secret Musou. No word on what that means yet.

We don’t have any assets yet so the image above is from Samurai Warriors 3; we also don’t have confirmation of western release but, you know. Likely.

Since stablemate Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is coming to PS4 at launch; it’s not clear why this one isn’t making the next-gen jump yet. The last Samurai Warriors game was a Wii exclusive at first, so perhaps Omega Force is hoping to cater to its core PS3 fanbase for a bit.

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7 Comments

  1. Clupula

    Not surprising at all. I’m not sure why so many people think that all the current gen systems are supposed to evaporate on the day the PS4 and XB1 are released.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. yeoung

    Syntax could use some work, Brenna. Especially the opening sentence and second to last. As of now it is unclear from this article whether or not there is a PS4 version in the works.

    Instead of 50 characters and a bazillion animations between them, the series could do with some actual level design, maybe even some platforming. Musou games just tend to get stale after a while since it’s just running around in empty, bland environments.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – Article doesn’t make it unclear. Article simply says there isn’t one announced at the moment, and then kinda hopes that there will be one.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. yeoung

    @3:

    ” Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends is coming to {S4 at launch; it’s not clear why this one is making the next-gen jump yet”

    this should either say “is coming to PS4, it’s not clear why this one is making the next gen jump yet”

    or

    Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends isn’t coming to PS4 at launch; it’s not clear why this one isn’t making the next-gen jump yet.

    that my friend, is unclear.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Mr Sparkle

    PS4 (X1 too maybe?) port before too long.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Brenna Hillier

    Oh lord, I made a typo, call the fire brigade.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @6
    LOL :D

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/226/113/tumblr_lvhuqruxUd1r1vzzeo5_r1_500.jpg

    #7 12 months ago

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