KOEI TECMO Europe today revealed the complete new character roster for SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 along with additional returning favorites that will be updated for the franchise’s 10th anniversary release on October 24, 2014 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 and PS®Vita handheld system. The company also released new images for the Legend of Kinki and Legend of the Uesugi Regional stories, accessible in the game’s Story mode.
SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 offers players an impressive roster of 55 warriors including the introduction of Takatora Todo, who now serves Ieyasu Tokugawa and appears emotionless though he holds his intense emotions deep within, Kagakatsu Uesugi, who lets his actions speak for him as he trains diligently to live up to his father’s reputation as the “God of War” and Munenori Yagyu, a lethal swordsman trained in the Shinkage style who believes the sword can be an instrument of life as well as death.
Newly updated characters from the series include Aya, Masanori Fukushima, Kiyomasa Kato, Kanbei Kuroda, Keiji Maeda, Toshiie Maeda, Katsuie Shibata, Hanbei Takenaka and Kenshin Uesugi.
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.
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