Koei Tecmo announced its upcoming “all-stars” title Musou Stars back at Tokyo Game Show (and did so with a five-star troll that makes Shinji Hashimoto look like an amateur), but besides a brief trailer, they actually never showcased real gameplay.
That changed today during a livestream on Nico Nico hosted by Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu, starting with a brand new trailer that gave another brief glimpse on the game with a rather crazy audio solution that might intend to represent the publisher’s series colliding into each other.
More importantly, we got to see a large chunk of PS4 gameplay,spanning about fifteen minutes of footage.
First of all, we get to see a battle played with Kasumi from Dead or Alive, giving us a good look on the combat mechanics of the game.
Then we also saw map exploration, that lets us choose missions pretty much in the order that we prefer, opting for a freeform path instead of a linear slog.
Following, we also get to experience the Sanctuary, where the player can refine items, train, and have a chat with his allies from other Koei Tecmo series. It’s a good chance to see certain characters in a new light.
Last, but not least, we get even more battle gameplay, but this time we don’t get to see Kasumi’s remarkable behind, replaced by Sanada Yukimura’s stoic backside.
Before you go right ahead and enjoy the videos below, you can also check out our latest article featuring the reveal of a few returning characters, and three native heroes from the world of the game, that will serve as original entries not bound to previous Koei Tecmo intellectual properties.
Just keep in mind that the footage below was recorded from Nico Nico, so the video quality is far from top notch, thanks to the Japanese streaming service’s nasty compression and low resolution. For now, that’s what we get.
Update: Koei Tecmo released a direct feed version of the trailer (unfortunately they didn’t release a direct feed version of the gameplay as well), and it has been added below.