Koei Tecmo have revealed new playable characters for Japanese historical musou action game Samurai Warriors 5 in its latest gameplay trailer.
As previously reported, the game is set after the Onin War of the Sengoku period. The old feudal system has collaped, and Japan is in constant civil war. Nobunaga now seeks to unite all of Japan.
Players must choose from 27 warriors old, new, and reimagined for the period to tear across the battlefield in Musou action; devastating armies single-handedly and turning the tide of battle. This is made even more dazzling with the Japanese ink painting art style.
The new trailer shows off four of the new characters coming to the game. These include Sandayū Momochi (kusarigama expert and head of the Iga Ninjas), Hattori Hanzō (master of the Ninja Sword), Magoichi Saika (a mercenary who cares little for good and evil), and Yasuke (Nobunaga Oda’s retainer and a great samurai).
The trailer also shows the adult versions of Nobunaga and the family retainer Mitsuhide Akechi. They will also be playable; Nobunaga with his sword, and Mitsuhide bringing his matchlock into the mix.
You can find the Character trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.
Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.
Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5!
・Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan’s Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era’s foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.
・Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period.
・Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield.
・Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
Samurai Warriors 5 launches July 27th for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility.