Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
Written by Dustin Murphy
If you are like any WARRIORS fan out there, KOEI TECMO has something right up your alley in preparation for the SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 launch that is about to assault the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on October 21st, 2014. What does this mean? Players will be able to enjoy the franchise’s 10th anniversary of course! We also have gotten some information regarding the games new regions called Legend of Kinki and Legend of the Uesugi Regional stories. Both of these will be capable of opening up an entire new experience from what we’ve seen before.
One thing that will entertain many is the large roster. Boasting 55 warriors in total, the roster itself will feature unique warriors such as Takatora Todo, who serves Ieyasu Tokugawa and will appear emotionless, making him an intense person to look upon as all emotions are locked deep within him. To counter this they are introducing the newest Kagatsu Uesugi, will be there, he speaks with his actions and is dedicated to his training so that he may keep up with his fathers title as “God of War”. Will names such as Muneori Yaygu, who trains as a Shinkage style swordsman, be able to bring forth life and death in the battlefield?
With all those new characters, who doesn’t want to hear something about the old? KOEI TECMO has also announced that they will be giving some polishing to original characters such as Aya, Masanori Fukushima, Kiyomasa Kato, Kanbei Kuroda, Keiji Maeda, and more. The list is amazing and one that will not disappoint the fans.
Writers Note: For those interested, on our Facebook page we have provided screenshots presented to us by KOEI TECMO so that you may see the new upgrades via screenshot comparisons from the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game! We hope you enjoy them just as much as we did!
Official Information from KOEI TECMO:
The deeper focus on each faction’s dramatic history in SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 tells their legendary tales through Regional stories which carry to the main story of unification. The Legend of Kinki follows Nagamasa, young ruler of the Azai Clan that rules Northern Omi, as he sets out alongside his wife, Oichi and his retainers Takatora Todo and Yoshitsugu Otani, in pursuit of his dreams. In the Legend of the Uesugi, Kenshin Uesagi, known as the Dragon of Echigo and the God of War goes forth to aid those desperately pleading for his aid and continue to emblazon his majestic strategies into the memories of all who witness his destruction.
SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 is developed by Omega Force and published in North America by KOEI TECMO America. The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions will be available digitally exclusively through the PlayStation® Store for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. The PlayStation 4 standard edition will be available for $59.99. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series, the SAMURAI WARRIORS 4: Special Anime Pack is filled with content for fans including the SAMURAI WARRIORS: Legend of Sanada anime, the official game soundtrack and several DLC packs will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system at participating retailers for $74.99. This title has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.