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Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors 5 Release Date Confirmed

The character Oda Nobunaga as he appears in the trailer for Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors 5
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Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors spin-off is confirmed for July 27!


Fans are eagerly awaiting the reveal of their favorite characters new designs in Koei Tecmo’s latest Dynasty Warriors spin-off. There's plenty of hype surrounding the sharp and polished art style shown in the new game’s trailer. It employs a semi-cel-shaded style which we haven't seen in earlier installments.

Samurai Warriors 5 - Announcement Trailer, PS4

But it isn’t only the art that draws interest in the game. Its greater strength might lie in the story-lines which players could follow in the game. Those who more seriously pursued the story-lines in the previous installments and their intersections with historical events wonder where the new game will lead them.

The plot revolves around the two main characters; Oda Nobunaga and Mitsuhide Akechi. As Koei Tecmo promised we can expect "high action Sengoku drama told from two different perspectives.”
This could mean that the game has the potential to transcend the ordinary protagonist versus villain set-up.

Mitsuhide Akechi as he appears in the trailer for Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors 5

Although Nobunaga has been featured in previous titles, it’s intriguing how Koei Tecmo will tell the story of a seemingly younger version. Will this be about his rise as one of Japan’s “Three Unifiers”?

How Mitsuhide Akechi’s character fits into the drama also appeals to many fans who await the game’s July 27 release date.

All of the nine characters announced so far are real samurai from Japan’s warring states period.

In addition to the game, Koei Tecmo will also be offering a digital deluxe edition with special bonus weapons and gems. There will also be a pre-order bonus on a date yet to be announced.

All this certainly makes July 27 a day fans will be awaiting eagerly.

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