Tecmo Koei announced that the fourth entry in Omega Force's Samurai Warriors series is coming to the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita in North America and Europe this fall.

Boasting a roster of 55 playable characters inspired by figures from Japan's Warring States period, Samurai Warriors 4 adds several new modes and features to its hack-and-slash repertoire, including the quest-based Chronicle Mode and networked cooperative play across all supported platforms.

The release also marks Samurai Warriors' return to Sony's platforms after a brief absence. Though the series traces its origins back to the PlayStation 2, Samurai Warriors 3 premiered in 2010 as a Nintendo Wii exclusive, and the follow-up Samurai Warriors: Chronicles was available only for the Nintendo 3DS. Further details regarding Samurai Warriors 4 will be revealed at E3 next week.

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TECMO KOEI EUROPE TO DEBUT SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 AT E3 2014

Tactical Action Franchise Makes Long-Awaited Return for 10 Year Anniversary in October 2014

Hertfordshire – June 3, 2014 – TECMO KOEI Europe today announced that SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 is in development for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems and PS®Vita system, and is scheduled for release on 24th October 2014. SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 is celebrating 10 years of the tactical action WARRIORS brand that has sold over 34 million units worldwide, in addition to the franchise's first-ever appearance on new generation systems with its launch on PlayStation 4. SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 will be on display at the E3 2014, within the Sony Computer Entertainment America booth located in the West Hall, #4522.

Since its original announcement in 2010, fans have been clamoring for information about SAMURAI WARRIORS 4. Now a new chapter of the saga unfolds with more than 55 playable warriors to choose from, devastating new attacks and exciting new modes creating an entirely new SAMURAI WARRIORS experience in stunning HD resolutions.

Features
55 New and Updated Characters- Nobuyuki Sanada and Yoshitsugu Otani join the fray, along with Takatora Todo, Naotora Ii and Munenori Yagyu previously only available in Japanese releases of SAMURAI WARRIORS along with major overhauls of appearance and rearrangements in battle moves for fan-favorite characters such as Yukimura Sanada and Nobunaga Oda adding to the diverse range of more than 50 playable characters

Disseminate the Enemy Ranks- Battles are more thrilling than ever with new maneuvers including Hyper Attacks which allow for rapid moment on the battlefield combined with high powered attacks, a powerful Rage Attack which can be reached when the Spirit Gauge is full, deadly finishing moves with Mighty Strikes and the ability to mount and dismount horses seamlessly, additionally existing moves have all been powered up from their previous iterations

New Battle Modes- Enhancements and newly implemented gameplay systems create a deeper and more satisfying combat experience, including the all-new ability to switch between two characters in real-time, adjustments to morale, Officer development and the return of the popular portable item system found in SAMURAI WARRIORS 3 are just some of the features players will find to gain the advantage in combat

Unfold the rich tapestry of the Warring States era- The Story Mode portrays the tales surrounding the battles by faction, deepening the relationships between characters and is separated into two parts, regional stories, which tell the tales of the officers of various regions around the land such as Kyūshū and Shikoku, and the story of unification, which details events up to the end of the Warring States era

Leave a mark on history- In the new "Chronicle Mode", while completing various quests, meeting new officers and collecting items, players discover the world of SAMURAI WARRIORS through their own design with more ways to customize than ever before including a vastly upgraded Create Character system

Living World- PlayStation 4 players will experience an even more engaging saga with highly detailed landscapes and breathtaking skies that reflect true to life lighting and shadow effects and battlegrounds packed with significantly more enemies on screen

Cooperative Play and Cross Save functionality- All modes can be played cooperatively via Network Play across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita system, additionally save data can be shared across all three systems

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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