KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Omega Force announced the addition of four new characters into the SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 universe, jumping the total number of playable combatants to 27. The tactical action game — which takes place during the legendary Sengoku period — 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 Europe on July 27, 2021.

The SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 characters announced today 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, Sanday? Momochi; Ninja Sword master Hattori Hanz?; 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, 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, including Nobunaga’s proficient sword techniques and Mitsuhide’s fearsome combination attacks utilising his matchlock firearm and blade!

In celebration of the new character reveals, KOEI TECMO released a brand-new trailer, showcasing the vibrantly detailed warriors who have been completely redesigned and re-imagined in the franchise’s latest blockbuster.

KOEI TECMO Europe have also previously revealed that fans of the SAMURAI WARRIORS series will be able to get their hands on two different must-have special editions of SAMURAI WARRIORS 5, exclusively available through the KOEI TECMO Europe Online Store. Pre-orders for these versions of the game are now open! The Treasure Box version of SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 includes the game’s soundtrack, an art book, a selection of postcards (alongside a display case), a deluxe cloth poster showcasing the game’s vibrant new art style, and a copy of the game, all packaged into a samurai themed collector’s box. The Collector’s Edition of the game includes all of the content featured in the Treasure Box version, alongside a mini acrylic stand set featuring the pivotal characters from this epic historical drama. To learn more about these special editions, and future offerings, be sure to sign-up to the KOEI TECMO Europe Online Store mailing list.