Game company Koei Tecmo America and developer Omega Force have announced the addition of four new characters in upcoming video game Samurai Warriors 5.
Four new character were introduced recently, which now makes the total number of playable characters to 27. This tactical action game, which takes place during the legendary Sengoku period, is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam. It is scheduled to launch across North America on July 27.
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, Sandayū Momochi; Ninja Sword master 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, 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 utilizing both his matchlock firearm and blade!