Samurai Warriors 4-II
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Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Release Date: Japan: February 11, 2015
Taiwan: June 25, 2015
Europe: October 2, 2015
United States: September 29, 2015
Genre: Hack and Slash
Game Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
Ratings: CERO: B
PEGI: 16
ESRB: Teen
Platform(s): PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
PC

Samurai Warriors 4-II (戦国無双 4-II, Sengoku Musou 4-II) is the revised edition of Samurai Warriors 4. Its sales pitch is to present the "perfect version" of the title, words which are reminiscent to Chronicle 2nd's marketing. The producer adds that it is "another side" of the same game, neither a continuation nor an Xtreme Legends expansion. It is the last title to celebrate the series's tenth anniversary.

The first 100,000 people to reserve the title received an Ii themed microfiber towel. Buy the game new to receive an idol outfit for Naotora. Other outfits are available at various Japanese stores. The Treasure Box edition includes a picture frame, clock, 56 character cards, and an original soundtrack CD. Purchase the Gamecity Set to receive a book containing concept artwork for this game and Samurai Warriors 4 which had not been made public before. my GAMECITY users could have purchased the packaged versions of this game and/or Sengoku Musou Chronicle 3 for a chance to receive rare merchandise.

NIS-America is distributing a PS4 North American Limited Edition that includes the original soundtrack CD, the Gamecity Set artbook, and a wall scroll using the same print as the Ii themed microfiber towel.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Hyper attacks will be more effective when ally morale is high. Certain areas on the battlefield are fortified to inhibit these attacks.
  • Enemy AI has been further reworked to match the player character's movements; thus the AI recovers much more frequently which discourages the franchise's extended combos.
  • Maps appear to have friendlier camera work for horse riding than before.
  • Characters increase attributes by using Strategy Tomes on a grid in a manner resembling Conquest Mode. Equipment and heirlooms have been dissolved in favor of having characters learn weapon skills and weapon attributes on their grids. Skills have a maximum level 3 limit. Attributes are now Skills and operate in a manner similar to the base game.
  • Strategy Tomes are random battlefield drops or items in the shop. Winning or losing a battle refreshes the shop selection.
  • Every character has an unique "Epiphany Skill" unlocked at Level 30; these skills grant an unique effect when they are used in battle and can be used by any character.
  • Previous DLC weapons now act as a character's secondary rare weapon. Players can alter weapon attack power and skill properties by altering its level; the maximum capacity for these attributes can be increased through Compatibility Bonuses which is done by merging together exact weapon duplicates. Maximum weapon level is 50 and maximum rank is 5☆.
  • Mounts can be strengthened to have additional attributes using a method similar to weapons.
  • Edit characters from the vanilla title can be transferred into this game through save data. They can be used in Free Mode and Endless Castle Mode.
  • Offline and online co-op is available for all modes.
  • Event scenes have rotatable 3D backdrops and revised special effects.
  • A handful of new music tracks are in the game, one of which includes Naomasa's theme song.
  • Downloadable content includes costumes, mounts, weapon skins, and scenarios.

Disregarding the edit characters, players cannot directly transfer their Samurai Warriors 4 save data into this game; having it at the start of their game rewards 10,000 gold and all twenty Strategy Tomes.

Modes[edit | edit source]

Chronicle Mode is removed in this entry.

Story Mode[edit | edit source]

Features thirteen character-driven scenarios. Players can choose whoever they desire to complete the five stages for each chapter, and a chapter must be fully completed in this mode in order to select anyone else in it for Free Mode. Downloadable scenarios have fixed conditions.

Endless Castle Mode[edit | edit source]

Fusion of previous games' Survival and Challenge Modes.

Survival Mode is self-explanatory. Complete randomized objectives on each floor to proceed up the castle. Enemies become stronger on higher levels yet they drop better rewards if defeated. Players can quit the castle climb by heading to the map's escape point or choosing the escape option available every ten levels.

Challenge Mode has four selections available.

  1. Chamber of Trials - Defeat as many enemies as possible within the time limit.
  2. Chamber of Riches - Hit enemies to collect a mountain of gold before time runs out.
  3. Chamber of Agility - Race for record time whilst avoiding or stopping any obstacles in the way.
  4. Chamber of Death - High difficulty room where enemies can deal heavy damage and kill low-leveled characters in a single hit. Complete the other three rooms with S ratings to unlock.

Players can post their rankings online and compete for high scores.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Playable character debuting in this entry:

Stages[edit | edit source]

New stages include:

Trophies[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Unlock Method Type
SW4II Trophy 1.png Unrivaled Warrior Obtain all other trophies. Platinum
SW4II Trophy 2.png Beyond Infinity Reach 100 floors in Endless Castle Mode. Gold
SW4II Trophy 3.png Total Domination Clear Story Mode with every character. Gold
SW4II Trophy 4.png A Soul Awakened Learn every Epiphany Skill. Silver
SW4II Trophy 5.png Cultured Endeavors Maximize the music collection rate to 100%. Silver
SW4II Trophy 6.png Works of Art Obtain all rare weapons. Silver
SW4II Trophy 7.png A Tale of Unification Maximize the event collection rate to 100%. Silver
SW4II Trophy 8.png Unstoppable Force Clear every battle in Story Mode. Silver
SW4II Trophy 9.png Challenge Conquered Achieve an S rank for all challenges in the annex portion of Infinite Castle Mode. Silver
SW4II Trophy 10.png Completionist Maximize the mission accomplishment rate to 100%. Silver
SW4II Trophy 11.png The Finer Things Raise the music collection rate to 50%. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 12.png Perfect Harmony Get 150 kills using a co-op Musou with a nearby partner. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 13.png Master Juggler Perform a 1,000 combo chain. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 14.png Challenge Accepted Achieve an S rank for one challenge in the annex portion of Infinite Castle Mode. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 15.png Never Give In Clear the Friends and Rivals chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 16.png Apprentice Jockey Strengthen a horse for the first time. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 17.png Heightened Awareness Learn 20 Epiphany Skills. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 18.png Open Your Eyes Learn an Epiphany Skill. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 19.png The Weapon of Legend Obtain a rare weapon. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 20.png Pure of Thought Clear the Visions of Hope chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 21.png War Machine Get 1,000 kills with Hyper Attacks in one battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 22.png Bamboo Splitter Destroy 10 barricades. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 23.png The True Villain Clear the Sparks of Rebellion chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 24.png A Life of Loyalty Clear the Bonds of Fealty chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 25.png Forged of Steel Upgrade a weapon. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 26.png Meet Me Half Way Reach 50 floors in Endless Castle Mode. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 27.png The Endless Voyage Reach 5 floors in Endless Castle Mode. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 28.png Clotheshorse Participate in Story Mode wearing a different costume. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 29.png Vow of Eternal Love Clear the Trials of Trust chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 30.png Duel Master Defeat 5 officers with a Mighty Strike in one battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 31.png Your Saga Begins Register score in the online rankings. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 32.png Breaking Down Barriers Succeed in a Compatibility Bonus. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 33.png Tsukimaru in Action See Tsukimaru in battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 34.png Swords, Lots of Swords Obtain 20 rare weapons. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 35.png Unwavering Support Clear the Duty and Respect chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 36.png The Top One Percent Spend over 100,000 gold at the shop. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 37.png Loyal Retainers Clear the Signs of Greatness chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 38.png Rising Star Clear the Clash of Wills chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 39.png The Path to Greatness Clear a mission for the first time. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 40.png Loved Ones Clear the Love and Fear chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 41.png Battlefield of Dreams Clear the Women of War chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 42.png Outlast the Nightmare Clear a battle on Nightmare difficulty. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 43.png A Tale of War Raise the event collection rate to 50%. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 44.png Go Down in History Defeat a total of more than 100,000 enemies. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 45.png Inherited Ambition Clear the Wisdom and Grace chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 46.png That's What Friends Are For Clear the Tides of Fate chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 47.png Lightning Reflexes Block an enemy's Hyper Attack with a Perfect Block. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 48.png The First of Many Win a battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 49.png A Warrior of Action Raise the mission accomplishment rate to 50%. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 50.png Shared Treasure Clear the Pledges of Honor chapter. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 51.png One Man Army Get 1,000 kills in one battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 52.png Make It Rain Obtain 1,000 coins while challenging the Gold Room. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 53.png Variety is the Spice of Life Use every playable character in battle. Bronze
SW4II Trophy 54.png Welcome Home Reach 1 floor in Endless Castle Mode. Bronze


Expansions/Spin-offs[edit | edit source]

Related Media[edit | edit source]

Smartphone users whom visited the Sekigahara tourist attraction and participated in its QR hunt, Sekigahara Kosenjo Rally, during December could have searched for AR Naomasa. 4-II merchandise, cardboard cutouts and a character mural were part of the 30th Hioki National Cultural Festival for the Shimazu clan.

Purchase the Weekly Famitsu February 19, 26, and March 5, 2015 merger issue to receive an extra booklet that contains a digital collection of renders and other screenshots previously covered by Famitsu.

The animated TV series includes the playable Naomasa into its cast. Interested fans could have signed up for a first look at its first episode during this game's completion conference. NicoNico users could watch the conference live January 7, 2015 18:00 (JST). Wagakki Band was featured through a live stream feed of their simultaneously scheduled concert.

Denjin☆Gacha! included this game in their February 5, 2015 episode coverage; Nico Nico users could watch it live 21:00 (JST). Director Mieda was also a guest on PlayCommu Cafe February 13, 20:00 (JST).

Sengoku Musou Gaiden Seiyuu Ougi Gaiden 2015 Haru took place March 29 at Yokohama Bay Hall. It had the latest two disc CD set Sengoku Musou ~Eien no Kizuna~ and an event exclusive CD for sale. Event merchandise could have been purchased early by a ticket reserver. Select merchandise from this event shall be up for resale at Tokyo Game Show 2015.

Namja Town will host a Samurai Warriors collaboration starting April 11, 2015.

A live theatrical adaptation took place in Japan May 2~7, 2015. Koutaro Yoshitani is the director and screenplay writer, and Polygon Magic produced it. A DVD recording of a performance will be out on sale September 9, 2015. Coverage of the performance is published in Cosplay MAKE. Additional interviews and photo reports can be found in Otomedia StaMu.

The TBi Group hosted a collaboration menu at ZIN ~Ueno Outlet~ starting March 21. Attendees could receive limited edition character cards and badges with their purchase.

Image Song[edit | edit source]

Performed by Wagakki Band

Used in commercials and promotional videos.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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