Today the western arms of Koei Tecmo released two English trailers of their upcoming Musou game Touken Ranbu Warriors.
The first trailer shows the features of the game, including battle, the easier difficulty mode, minigames, and the familiar damage system inspired by Touken Ranbu Online.
We also hear that Akiko Shikata performs three new songs for the game, with the trailer featuring the opening “Color Barrage.” The two ending songs will be titled “Honor” and “Time”.
The second introduces the Touken Danshi of the first team.
You can check them all out below.
Here’s how Koei Tecmo officially describes Touken Ranbu Warriors.
“Touken Ranbu Warriors features 15 characters from Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-, where famous swords take the form of warriors named Touken Danshi (swordsmen), and the elite fighters are sworn to protect history. In Touken Ranbu Warriors, members of Touken Danshi have been drifting through time without their master – the Saniwa – to lead them, when they are suddenly attacked by the fearsome History Retrograde Army (HRA). After the initial conflict, the Touken Danshi are approached by the Government of the Time, and sent on a mission into the war-torn Sengoku Era where the revision of Japanese history is already underway. Can the Touken Danshi heroes restore order while restoring the original timeline? The fierce but beautiful battles of the Touken Danshi are finally a reality!
The game is set to feature the electrifying musou action fans expect from a WARRIORS title including battling alongside partner characters and head-to-head duels against enemies! Touken Ranbu Warriors also features the “Honmaru,” the main base of our heroes. Here, you can freely place members of the Touken Danshi in order to get a glimpse of their daily lives that can only be experienced in this game.”
You can also enjoy a series of character trailers showing off several Touken Danshi, on top of Ichigo Hitofuri, Namazuo Toushirou, Hyuuga Masamune, Heshikiri Hasebe, Yagen Toushirou, Tomoegata Naginata, Tsurumaru Kuninaga, and Shokudaikiri Mitsutada.
If you’re not familiar with the game, it was announced back in August by DMM and it’ll come west directly via Koei Tecmo on May 24, 2022. Touken Ranbu is a popular franchise based on a PC browser game mostly aimed at an audience of ladies in which the player travels to the past and collects legendary swords represented by handsome young men.
The franchise has sparked multiple anime series, a live-action movie, and other media.
This new game is developed by Omega Force, known for its work on Warriors games, and Ruby Party, Koei Tecmo’s otome games brand (Otome games are visual novels usually featuring harems of handsome men aimed to an audience of ladies, like Touken Ranbu).
At the moment, the game appears to be coming only for Switch in the west, the PC version in Japan uses DMM’s own client which is not available in North America and Europe.