Following the reveal for Japan, the western arm of Koei Tecmo reached out with a press release to reveal Samurai Warriors 5 details for the west.
The game will launch in North America and Europe a month after Japan, on July 27, 2021 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Below you can check out a new English trailer and new images including screenshots and artwork.
Here is how Koei Tecmo describes the game:
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 playable characters, including both new and returning warriors, from Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hideyoshi Hashiba to Nō, and Yoshimoto Imagawa. Original character Mitsuki, a Kōga Ninja, has also been added, with other new characters to be announced at a later date.
In addition, all-new Musou actions have been added to the series – including newly designed Musou Frenzy Attacks – 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.
We also hear about special editions, for now confirmed only for Europe.
Koei Tecmo Europe also revealed that fans of the Samurai Warriors series will be able to get their hands on two different must-have special editions of Samurai Warriors 5, exclusively available through the Koei Tecmo Europe Online Store.
The Treasure Box version of Samurai Warriors 5 includes the game’s soundtrack, an art book, a selection of postcards (alongside a display case), a deluxe cloth poster showcasing the game’s vibrant new art style, and a copy of the game, all packaged into a samurai themed collector’s box.
The Collector’s Edition of the game includes all of the content featured in the Treasure Box version, alongside a mini acrylic stand set featuring the pivotal characters from this epic historical drama. Pre-orders for these versions of the game will open soon, with further details shared on the Koei Tecmo Europe social channels.