Koei Tecmo recently joined the “all-stars” bandwagon with their own title Musou Stars, that will be released in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita on March 2nd.
Today they updated the game’s official site with plenty of screenshots and artwork about three returning characters from Koei Tecmo’s popular series and three brand new original characters.
We take a look at Mitsunari Ishida from Samurai Warriors, Horo from Toukiden and Wang Yuanji from Dynasty Warriors.
On top of that, three brand new characters were revealed: Tamaki, Shiki and Setsuna. They are native of the world that serves as a setting to the game.
Tamaki is the princess that is destined to become the next queen according to a prophecy. She was raised in the royal palace, so she is always polite and calm. She suffers due to the fact that the world is collapsing, so she wants to do whatever she can.
Shiki is Tamaki’s older brother, and first son of the king. He has the elegant appearance of a young nobleman, but he rarely changes his expression, remaining always cold-hearted. He fights to thwart Tamaki’s efforts to become queen, despite the fact that they’re siblings. His real intentions are a mystery.
Setsuna is the son of the former king who died prematurely. He’s the cousin of Tamaki and Skiki, and he’s been raised with them like they were siblings. He tends to be hot-tempered and he’s unable to stand still in one place. He was too young when his father died, so he couldn’t be the successor, but now he faces Tamaki claiming to be the true heir to the throne.
We also get more info on the game’s mechanics. You can take part in a mission with one main character and up to four supporting characters, which will help the player in a variety of ways. You can use a special skill named “Warriors Fever” that summons your companions in battle, climaxing with a grand finale in which all five characters will unleash their fury.
Each character also has three different “Hero Skills,” but enemies can also use them, so it’s important to be careful about that.
You can freely roam the world map, and take part in the battles that you prefer. Special battles and areas where you can collect information and items will also appear.
We also see the “Sanctuary,” which acts as a base of operation, and you can visit it any time you want. It’s also where the magical fountain which is the focus of the story is located. There are various amenities in the Sanctuary, including a refinery, a training field, and also places where you can socialize with other characters, like a tavern or the living quarters.
You can check out the gallery below. Musou Stars was revealed at Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press briefing, in a way that pretty much trolled us all in believing that it was a new Ninja Gaiden game for a few seconds. That said, there might still be hope.