Koei Tecmo Europe and developer Omega Force have made an announcement about the roster for Samurai Warriors 5. There are four new characters joining the title. This jumps the total number of playable combatants to 27.

The tactical action game takes place during the legendary Sengoku period. It is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (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. It is also set to launch across Europe on July 27th.

Samurai Warriors 5: Figures of history

The Samurai Warriors 5 characters announced include four new historical fighters as well as a couple of surprise variations on the two main characters driving the game’s overall storyline. The four new characters include kusarigama expert and head of the Iga Ninjas, Sandayū Momochi; Ninja Swordmaster Hattori Hanzō; Magoichi Saika, a professional mercenary with no interest in the concept of good and evil; and the great samurai Yasuke, who serves as Nobunaga’s retainer.

In addition to the four new characters for Samurai Warriors 5, Omega Force revealed for the first time that adult versions of both “The Demon King” Nobunaga Oda and the Oda family’s retainer, Mitsuhide Akechi will also be playable. These versions will include Nobunaga’s proficient sword techniques and Mitsuhide’s fearsome combination attacks utilising his matchlock firearm and blade!

The franchise has always been something of a stylish adventure so seeing this new style iteration is particularly fascinating.

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