Press release:
Hertfordshire, 27th July 2021.
KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Omega Force are honoured to announce the release of “SAMURAI WARRIORS 5“, an epic historical drama that introduces a re-imagined experience to the iconic franchise – from the visuals to the storyline – opening the curtain to an all-new SAMURAI WARRIORS adventure.

The electrifying 1 vs. 1,000 tactical action game is available today 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®. An action-packed new trailer was also released to celebrate the game’s launch, highlighting the vibrant new art style and exhilarating action sequences.

“The original SAMURAI WARRIORS was released 17 years ago, and it’s amazing for me to see the transformation of the series from its roots all the way up to the incredible SAMURAI WARRIORS 5,” says Producer, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of KOEI TECMO Games, Hisashi Koinuma, who has spearheaded the franchise’s development from day one.

“I hope everyone is ready to experience SAMURAI WARRIORS like never before!”

SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 takes place after the end of the Ōnin War, during the Sengoku period, and tells the story of two of the most preeminent military commanders of this period – Nobunaga Oda, and Mitsuhide Akechi. This title includes various eras from this period, including the younger years of Nobunaga, when he was known as “Owari’s Great Fool,” and the period of turmoil and upheaval leading to the Honnō-ji Incident.

All of the game’s character designs have been completely redesigned and re-imagined to help fit the storyline’s Sengoku time period. In total, SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 features 27 main playable characters and 10 additional side characters, including both new and returning warriors, from Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hideyoshi Hashiba to Nō, and Yoshimoto Imagawa.

In addition, all-new Musou actions have been added to the series – including newly designed Musou Frenzy Attacks and all-new Ultimate Skills – elevating the thrill of blowing away hordes of enemy soldiers in exhilarating fashion. These actions are displayed in a vibrant new Japanese ink painting art style, elegantly evolving the SAMURAI WARRIORS series to showcase the Sengoku period in stunning fashion as the intertwining stories of Nobunaga and Mitsuhide unravel on screen like a Sengoku period picture scroll.

Post launch, SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 will reveal two waves of DLC content that will be available separately or through a Season Pass in August. DLC Wave 1 includes three new action-packed scenarios, three additional horses, and two weapon sets. DLC Wave 2 adds three more heroic scenarios, three more horses, and three new sets of weapons.

For more information on SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 and a more detailed look at the coming DLC, check out the official site, ‘Like’ us on www.facebook.com/koeitecmogames, and Follow us on Instagram and on Twitter @koeitecmoeurope.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD.
KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI TECMO’s best known for their signature ‘one versus thousands’ Warriors series, the fan-favourite Ninja Gaiden and fighting entertainment title Dead or Alive. Through collaboration with strong existing franchises, such as A.O.T. Wings of Freedom (Attack on Titan), has brought fan-favourite shows to life in video game form.

The company’s desire for innovation and diversity has seen the creation of the critically acclaimed dark-samurai action title Nioh, which takes on new and unique gameplay styles. The company’s acquisition of GUST, developer of a variety of heart-warming titles, has seen their flagship Atelier series span generations of consoles and fans alike. More information about KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD and its products can be found at www.koeitecmoeurope.com
SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 ©KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 is a trademark or registered trademark of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

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