Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the upcoming all-stars Musou game by Koei Tecmo, Musou Stars, revealing a few new characters.
First of all we get two very well known ladies, Honoka and Marie Rose from the Dead or Alive series, who join Kasumi that was announced back when the game was revealed at Tokyo Game Show.
Secondly, we meet a rather obscure one, Rio Rollins Tachibana. She is the main character of Koei Tecmo’s Super Black Jack series, and a few spin-off, but hardcore Dead or Alive Xtreme fans might remember her for her appearance as the casino dealer in Dead or Alive Paradise for PSP. She even starred in her own anime series, Rio: Rainbow Gate! in 2011.
Interestingly, we also get a few more details about the game itself. In the Sanctuary that serves as a base of operations for our heroes, there are five facilities that can be used: a bar, a lodging house, a crafting station a training ground and… a hot spring. By using the hot spring, there is a chance to meet other heroes, and to have a conversation with them while bathing. This conversation will have different outcomes depending on the combination of characters and their friendship level.
Incidentally, the magazine also includes a mention by Producer Masaki Furusawa, who says that he’d like to implement Dead or Alive‘s Soft Engine in some way. The Soft Engine is a feature used in the latest Dead or Alive games, granting natural bounce and physics to chests and buttocks. No further details were given about this.
You can check out the screenshots below, keeping in mind that they’re magazine scans, so the quality isn’t perfect. If you want to see more, you can also check out the latest gameplay showcased during a recent livestream, alongside the announcement of Opoona as a playable character.
Musou Stars will release in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita on March 2nd, with no western release date announced for the moment.