Samurai Warriors 5
Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Release Date: Japan: June 24, 2021 (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)
July 27, 2021 (PC)
Europe/United States: July 27, 2021
Genre: Hack and slash
Game Modes: TBA
Ratings: CERO: TBA
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC (Steam)
Nintendo Switch

Samurai Warriors 5 (戦国無双5, Sengoku Musou 5) is the fifth main entry in the Samurai Warriors series. Announced on the February 17th Nintendo Direct of 2021, the game is slated for a summer 2021 release. This installment is designed to be a revamp of the Samurai Warriors series, with character designs, visuals, and interactions vastly overhauled from previous incarnations.

The Treasure Box will include a postcard set, a character illustration book, an original soundtrack CD, and a cloth poster. The Ikki Tousen Box includes all the aforementioned bonuses plus a set of mini acrylic stands. The downloadable-exclusive Deluxe Edition provides players with additional in-game items to start with.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

As this is a re-imagining of the franchise, character movesets and gameplay have been changed. Most characters now wield different weapons, even sharing and swapping weapons at will like in Dynasty Warriors 7. Characters equipped with their preferred weapons will be able to perform combo attacks unique to them. Personal skills and hyper attacks also make a comeback. Musou attacks now have unique finishers with rendered portrait effects.

Samurai Warriors 5/DLC- Downloadable content includes Samurai Warriors costumes for Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, Taiga drama costumes for Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, alternate colour palettes for Nobunaga, Mitsuhide, Ieyasu and Nohime, as well as 6 scenarios, weapon packs and BGM packs. A season pass will be available.

Modes[edit | edit source]

Story Mode[edit | edit source]

The story mode this time around is heavily inspired by the original title with Nobunaga and Mitsuhide as the main focus, both each having their own main story route. Other daimyo and perspectives on a conflict will be represented in a side branch of either story route. The story itself ends at Honnōji rather than covering the Toyotomi and Tokugawa reigns like the rest of the series had done.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Samurai Warriors 5 will feature 39 playable characters, though two of them are the older iterations of Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

Returning[edit | edit source]

New Characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting Characters[edit | edit source]

These characters, while playable, will not be selectable in story stages (only Free Mode) nor have signature moves and musou art.

Related Media[edit | edit source]

Early information on Samurai Warriors 5 was revealed live on February 25 with Eiji Takemoto as the emcee and Hisashi Koinuma providing myriad details. Three of the game's voice actors appeared in the segment as guests. A second livestream was broadcasted with Ieyasu's new voice actor Ryōta Ōsaka joining Takemoto and Koinuma.

From March 2 to 21, the developers teamed up with Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs in holding a special limited event to promote the game at the Osaka Museum of History. The event featured original goods and merchandise of the characters. Nobunaga Shimazaki appeared in the second-to-last day for a meet and greet with fans.

A tie-up promo with Central Japan Railway Company allows Samurai Warriors and Nobunaga's Ambition fans to participate in a mystery game where they must visit various locations and solve quizzes based on the area's history. The event ends on July 31 with the Nobunaga no Yabou Shinsei quizzes already starting since March 30 and the Samurai Warriors 5 quizzes beginning on April 26. More details can be found on the mystery game's site. Winners may receive minor goods for joining the event.

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