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Samurai Warriors 4 may get a western release this summer

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 01:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Samurai Warriors 4 looks likely to release in English later this year.

Responding to a fan query on Twitter, producer Hisashi Koinuma seemed to confirm an English localisation.

He was less certain about release window, saying “perhaps, next summer” – presumably northern summer 2014.

The PlayStation 3 and Vita title arrives in Japan in March, but had not been confirmed for western release prior to Koinuma’s comment.

Tecmo Koei is normally pretty good about bringing its Warriors games west; the Dynasty Warriors series and its expansions almost always make the jump, although some special re-releases and ports have been neglected, and only the Wii version of Samurai Warriors 3 made it out, leaving PS3 and PSP fans in the cold.

Samurai Warriors 4 boasts over 50 characters, and in an interesting twist on the usual formula, will have two story modes, one starring Yukimura Sanada, the franchise’s poster boy, and the other his brother Nobuyuki Sanada, who fought for opposing factions. Like Warriors Orochi and Samurai Warriors Chronicles, players will bring more than one character to battle and switch at will between them.

Thanks, Polygon.

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4 Comments

  1. salarta

    Great unless Tecmo Koei makes it digital only, then I don’t care. That digital-only approach did a great job of killing my desire to purchase the last couple games they released.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Knyte

    No kidding. I was very upset that DW7: Empires is digital only. My wife and I loved playing 6: Empires together, but I am not going to pay $50 for 7. And, it will probably never be on sale.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. salarta

    @2: It’s not about paying $50 for the game for me, instead it’s about paying $50 for a digital-only copy. If I’m going to pay $50, it better be a physical copy. If I’m buying a digital only one, it’d probably need to be about $20 before I even consider buying it.

    I have literally imported physical copies of games I want from Europe all because of companies trying to sell their games as digital-only in the U.S. with a ludicrously hefty price tag attached.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Agreed. Remember then the previous CEO of EA bitched about the high prices of digital vs physical copies of games then they did they same fucking thing?

    #4 8 months ago

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