Koei Tecmo released new information for their action game Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada, coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on May 23 in North America and May 26 in Europe.
The publisher details the tried and true format of the “One Versus One Thousand” gameplay system that the series is known for. In this game, combat will now occur over a longer period of time across multiple battlefields with the inclusion of Multi-Stage Battles. Evidently, this will better allow the players to experience these historical events “like never before”.
Additionally, on Secondary Battlefields, players will be able to engage in battles where the Sanada family did not play a major role. By doing so, the player will earn extra experience and items, along withe witnessing key events from another perspective.
The publisher also released a trailer today showing off the battle system along with introducing a new playable character, Sasuke – “a young man trained in the ways of the ninja by Hattori Hanzō who, despite detesting Samurai, becomes close to Yukimura and the Sanada Clan”.
The publisher details the game’s premise further:
Outside of combat, players can enjoy a variety of activities in the Castle Town, such as gathering information, interacting with townspeople and completing Feats – tests of combat that reward players with coins. When six coins are accumulated, these Sanada Six Coins can be used on the battlefield to trigger Stratagems – special strategies which will alter the flow of battle. The effect of a Stratagem will differ each time it is used, allowing for unique opportunities to change the tide of battle, and these strategies can be further enhanced by utilizing the newly implemented passage of time features to one’s advantage. During the day, Officers will appear on the battlefield more frequently and players will be able to see the entire map and enemy locations, whereas at night enemy placements will not be visible and Ninjas will appear to stealthily attack their opponents.
Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada weaves the tale of the Sanada Clan through its fascinating characters as it follows the footsteps of fan-favoriteSamurai Warriors figure Yukimura Sanada. As players journey from boyhood and rise to the title of “The Crimson Demon of War,” they gain a deeper perspective on Yukimura’s motives, struggles, and upbringing. Although his honesty and devotion to the Sanada Clan initially cause him to question the schemes of his father, Masayuki, Yukimura’s training and travels teach him his father’s true intentions, eventually allowing him to discover his own reasons for fighting as he masters the ways of the spear. When his father and brother join opposing factions, Yukimura must make a difficult decision – and determine his own destiny.
You can check out the new trailer and screenshots below: