While it may not be as notable as the Dynasty Warriors series, which has 8 numbered instalments (+ related side-games), Samurai Warriors has proven to be an impressive historically-inspired action hack ‘n’ slash video game series in my books. Kicking off their announcements surrounding the “Warriors” games for this year, Koei Tecmo have confirmed they will be bringing Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada to western markets this year.
As its title may already imply, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanda focuses on the legend of the Sanada Clan – a cunning group of warriors from Sengoku Era Japan who believed in survival at all cost. Through their fierce will to survive, they fought with utmost vigilance to ensure that the Sanada name would be withheld throughout history. You can read more about the game’s story and characters below:
The tale of the Sanada Clan begins with patriarch Masayuki Sanada, who joins the SAMURAI WARRIORS series for the first time. The player follows Masayuki’s first battle, trailing the clan’s meteoric rise from lowly vassals to powerful lords which led to the birth of the fan-favourite samurai, Yukimura Sanada. Continuing the clan’s legacy, players will then journey from boyhood as the legendary warrior, following his footsteps as Yukimura rises to the title of “The Crimson Demon of War.” Players will also experience the tale of his father’s reign and his finest battles, up to his valiant final stand at the Siege of Osaka.
More information about the game’s key mechanics, storyline and playable characters are set to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can check out some screenshots centered on Masayuki Sanada at the bottom of this post.
Developed by Omega Force, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada will be available on the PlayStation 4 starting May 26th 2017.