Japanese publishers Koei Tecmo have been pretty good about releasing PC versions of their games in recent years, though their ports can leave something to be desired. Still, good on ’em, and I’m glad to see Samurai Warriors 4-II [official site] is coming our way too.
Today they announced a western release for the latest in the semi-historical fantasy hack ‘n’ slash series, which is due a release via Steam on October 2nd. Expect more people in ridiculous costumes cutting through dozens of footsoldiers with one swipe, which is exactly what you’d want from a Warriors game.
Samurai Warriors 4-II is follow-up to 2014’s Samurai Warriors 4, though as that didn’t come to PC it’s even shinier and new for us. Unless you played it on console. Anyway, point is, the story of this Samurai Warriors game focuses more on characters than regions. Its thirteen chapters will revolve around characters from SW4, a few from earlier games in the series, and one new person. It also brings a survival/challenge mode called Endless Castle, and Koei Tecmo also say the game’s “battle, action and character development systems have been revamped”. Good-o!
More historical hacking and slashing from Koei is due on PC before this comes out, mind. Bladestorm: Nightmare was due in May last we heard.