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Samurai Warriors 5 Arrives July 27 in the West

Samurai Warriors 5 Arrives July 27 in the West - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 February 2021 / 955 Views

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Samurai Warriors 5 will launch for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan on June 24, and in the west on July 27 for the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

View the announcement trailer of the game below:

Here is an overview of the game

Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force are excited to teleport gamers into an epic historical drama thanks to the return of one of its most iconic franchises, as Samurai Warriors 5 introduces a re-imagined experience—from the visuals to the storyline—to open the curtain on an all-new Samurai Warriors series. The electrifying 1 vs. 1,000 tactical action game is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Computer Entertainment System (playable on PlayStation 5 via Backward Compatibility), the Xbox One consoles (playable on Xbox Series X|S via Backward Compatibility), and Windows PC via Steam, and is set to launch across North America and Europe on July 27, 2021.

Samurai Warriors 5 takes place after the end of the Oonin War, during the Sengoku period, and tells the story of two of the most preeminent military commanders of this period – Nobunaga Oda, and Mitsuhide Akechi. This title includes various eras from this period, including the younger years of Nobunaga, when he was known as “Owari’s Great Fool,” and the period of turmoil and upheaval leading to the Honnou-ji Incident.

All of the game’s character designs have been completely redesigned and re-imagined to help fit the storyline’s Sengoku time period. In total, Samurai Warriors 5 features 27 playable characters, including both new and returning warriors, from Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hideyoshi Hashiba to Nou, and Yoshimoto Imagawa. Original character Mitsuki—a Kouga Ninja, has also been added, with other new characters to be announced at a later date.

In addition, all-new Musou actions have been added to the series—including newly designed Musou Frenzy Attacks—elevating the thrill of blowing away hordes of enemy soldiers in exhilarating fashion. These actions are displayed in a vibrant new Japanese ink painting art style, elegantly evolving the Samurai Warriors series to showcase the Sengoku period in stunning fashion as the intertwining stories of Nobunaga and Mitsuhide unravel on screen like a Sengoku period picture scroll.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Ka-pi96 (on 25 February 2021)

27 characters? WTF? Samurai Warriors 4 had 50! And 4-2 51!

Why on earth have they cut almost half of the characters? It had better not to be to sell them as DLC later!

And even worse they included an "original" fake character? They could have included somebody real and important but nope, had to make somebody up.

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