Both publishers DMM Games and Nitroplus and co-developers Omega Force and Ruby Party announced Touken Ranbu Warriors gets a Switch demo, alongside news of a Season Pass.
While Touken Ranbu Warriors gets a Switch demo on February 3rd in Japan, the Season Pass will give players access to: 5x Honmaru Landscapes, 5x Bonus Music, and x16 Naiban-style outfits – with the former two coming on February 17th and the final DLC coming sometime in April.
New gameplay was also shared during a pre-launch livestream:
- 4:17 ~ From Honmaru to Departure
- 12:51 ~ Mini-games
- 15:07 ~ Rematch: unanalyzed battlefield
- 19:32 ~ Kizuna Conversation
- 24:40 ~ Omokage actual gameplay
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Touken Ranbu Warriors is the first-ever console game in the Touken Ranbu series, Touken Ranbu Warriors. The all-new experience promises to combine the Touken training of the Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- simulation game with the breathtaking action of KOEI TECMO’s popular WARRIORS musou series, delivering must-play 1 vs. 1,000 combat. Touken Ranbu Warriors is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch™, and is scheduled to release in North America on May 24, 2022.
Touken Ranbu Warriors features 15 characters from Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-, where famous swords take the form of warriors named Touken Danshi (swordsmen), and the elite fighters are sworn to protect history. In Touken Ranbu Warriors, members of Touken Danshi have been drifting through time without their master – the Saniwa – to lead them, when they are suddenly attacked by the fearsome History Retrograde Army (HRA). After the initial conflict, the Touken Danshi are approached by the Government of the Time, and sent on a mission into the war-torn Sengoku Era where the revision of Japanese history is already underway. Can the Touken Danshi heroes restore order while restoring the original timeline? The fierce but beautiful battles of the Touken Danshi are finally a reality!
The game is set to feature the electrifying musou action fans expect from a WARRIORS title including battling alongside partner characters and head-to-head duels against enemies! Touken Ranbu Warriors also features the “Honmaru,” the main base of our heroes. Here, you can freely place members of the Touken Danshi in order to get a glimpse of their daily lives that can only be experienced in this game.
The rousing action of Touken Ranbu Warriors will be on full display during this year’s Tokyo Game Show. On Oct. 2, beginning at 23:00 JST, an exclusive first-look will be showcased as part of the official TGS2021 DMM Special Program, with the highly-anticipated segment simultaneously interpreted in English. To watch the presentation, please visit the official DMM Games YouTube channel.
Touken Ranbu Warriors is set to launch in both North America and Europe on May 24, 2022 for Switch. The Japanese release is set for PC and Switch on February 17, 2022.