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Other than full playable characters, several generic officers can be made pseudo-playable by recruiting them as partners in Chronicle Mode. The game was made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series. Aya and Naotora are the cover image. Samurai Warriors is a spinoff of Koei's Dynasty Warriors Hack and Slash, porting the gameplay elements to a new setting: the Sengoku period of Japanese history.The playable scenarios span fifty years of Japanese history, and playable characters include Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sanada Yukimura, Mitsunari Ishida, Miyamoto Musashi, Hattori Hanzo, Kotaro Fuma, and many more. Within an area where enemy morale is high, defeat an enemy using a Hyper Attack while in Rage Mode. Clear a mission for the first time while switching officers. Samurai Warriors 4, known in Japan as Sengoku Musou 4 (戦国無双4, Sengoku Musō Fō), is a hack and slash game by Koei Tecmo, and sequel to Samurai Warriors 3. Kai first appeared as a playable character in Samurai Warriors 3. Trophies Edit. Characters have a smoother animation for mounting horses than previous titles. The game adds one new character, Naomasa Ii, to the character roster. Three characters: Munenori Yagyū, Naotora Ii, and Takatora Tōdō also make their debut in the main series here after having been introduced in the spin-off Sengoku Musou: Kuronikuru 2; they are counted as new characters in promotional materials. Ruby Party's dessert lineup will also include cookies and other goods themed to this event. Consumers who purchase the published volume, Mononofutachi no Sekigahara, can obtain a serial code for the heirloom, Soul of the Sanada. A Numata themed hand towel is exclusive to this event. Get 1,000 kills with Hyper Attacks in one battle. It is described as neither a continuation nor an Xtreme Legends expansion like previous games; instead, it provides a "different" focus of the same game. SAMURAI WARRIORS 4-II The latest iteration of the 10th anniversary "SAMURAI WARRIORS" series is here at last! Players choose a character as their protagonist for a selected scenario, which has a different progression depending on the character selected. Fans of the weapons within the series can purchase replicas in 2014. 1 History 2 Gallery 2.1 Images 3 Trivia Okuni unknowingly squatted on the battlefield. Our First map playing as the new character Mr Gundam, I mean Naomasa Ii. Eight characters from Samurai Warriors 4 make up the playable cast, plus Matthew C. Perry (known in-game as just Perry). People who buy two Lotte items at select stores between March 4~March 17 can receive character themed bookmarks as a gift with their purchase. She took arms in many battles in her lifetime. The original features a total of 55 characters, more than previous games in the series. It is based on an early battle in the game, namely, the siege of Ueda castle between the Sanada clan and the Tokugawa clan, featuring Yukimura Sanada and Nobuyuki Sanada as the main characters, and Tadakatsu Honda, Mitsunari Ishida, Kanetsugu Naoe, Kunoichi, Ina, and Ieyasu Tokugawa in supporting roles. Samurai Warriors 4-II objectives can be really unclear at times, what with most having to be unlocked in the level. Similar as previous titles. Weapon attributes are visually categorized by a colored gem and can only be learned by the gem(s) matching its color. If two player co-op is being used, the second player is assigned to the second character chosen before the stage. This is a permanent item which can be reused every battle to heal or bolster a character. Downed enemy units can also now be picked up off the ground by another attack in order to continue offense via a physics change, more so for enemy peons. Like the Haruka 3 collaboration, Hello Kitty versions of the characters can be purchased at the anniversary event. Additional edit parts can be earned, although the majority of the sets will be DLC. It is available as part of the Playstation Now streaming service.Playstation Now streaming service. Although she was born in Shikoku as the daughter to the governor of Awa, Koshōshō is proud of her reputation as "the maid of misfortune" and leaves her home to see the capital. with Famitsu giving a score of 34 out of 40 in both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions. Characters can earn multiple copies of the same weapon (or their third for returning characters). Characters who don't have much screentime in Story Mode have more time to shine here in side stories. Directed by Kōjin Ochi and animated by TYO Animations with screenplay provided by Yuka Yamada. As such, Hyper Attacks are largely ineffective against named enemies, as well as in high-enemy-morale zones. Attendees of the Sengoku Street in Numata 2013 event can receive Samurai Warriors fliers and may choose to purchase series merchandise. Maximize a character's level for the first time.  The first promo of Samurai Warriors 4 was revealed on December 7, 2013. Samurai Warriors 4 Rare Weapons. Characters can donate their weapon attributes to strengthen another character's weaponry. 2014 New Year's message and 10th anniversary message, Countdown images by development team 8 more days, Countdown image for DX release date 7 more days, Limited edition music card for image song, April 3rd (March 20th) Weekly Famitsu issue cover, Birthday cake made for idol Momoko Tsugunaga's (Momochi's) 22nd birthday, Fan art by Takahiro Kawachi (Yoshimoto Imagawa's VA), Yahoo! This event will feature a talk show on February 26 with Nobunaga and Nō's voice actors appearing as guests. Samurai (侍, / ˈsæmʊraɪ /) were the hereditary military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan from the 12th century to their abolition in the 1870s. The Gamecity Set includes a character and story book and four hand towels. Defeat enemy flag carriers for the first time. , , as opposed to , , ), which now gives all playable characters a total of two moveset strings. When an enemy general is staggered or occasionally when they are stunned, characters can perform a reworked version of the "Killing Array" (in Japanese), dubbed as a "Mighty Strike" when flashes on the aforementioned targeted general. Attributes may also be sealed and require the usage of a rare gem earned by completing battle objectives in order to unlock. Create own officer biography for the first time. The Anime Box edition will include the Blu-ray volume for the anime and a printed card decorated with the anime character designs. I'm still making up my mind on if I want this game right now or not, and I think it's mainly going to come down to how much playtime I can expect to get out of Chronicle mode. A larger amount of characters have changed from their prior moveset types to. Armor has been omitted, but power-up items can take their place in combat. Koinuma was a guest for the fortieth episode of the Japanese TV show, Game Maniacs, to talk about this game. They can earn one rare weapon to diversify its base attack and appearance. The PS4 port is a part of Gamecity's PS4 Summer online shopping campaign. ↑ Samurai Warriors 4-II Screenshots | Facebook ↑ I just wanted to make some observations on the PC port. This game will join Sengoku IXA, Sengoku BASARA 4 and other games to be a part of the annual Sanada Yukimura festival. It was also released in North America on October 21, 2014, and Europe on October 24, 2014.. User Info: RPGman1. Sengoku Musou Seiyuu Ougi 2014 Spring 10th Anniversary, Marui One Family Mizoguchi Koei-Tecmo Goods Fair, Shinshu Ueda x Sengoku Musou 4 Stamp Rally ~Sandaiji Ueda Gassen! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The first part is called Sengoku Musou ~Ishida Mitsunari no Shou~ Senjou wo Kakeru Yume; the second short is Sengoku Musou ~Date Masamune no Shou~ and the third is Sengoku Musou ~Sanada Yukimura Nobuyuki no Shou~. Like previous games in the series, the setting and story of Samurai Warriors 4 is centered on the Sengoku period of Japan, a period of much military conflict and political warfare where Japan was divided between regions ruled by daimyōs that lasted from the middle of the 16th century to the early 17th century. This version includes over 150 pieces of DLC from the original. Instead of automatic growth, the game's growth system is slightly different. Maximize the music collection rate to 100%. The conversations require the player to select between two text options to complete; like the Chronicles games, one response is positive and the other is negative. Dream Castle Mode, first introduced in Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 is also present in the game. Proficiency is divided into four major categories located under a character's normal stats: normal attack, charge attacks, special skill, and hyper attack. Page Tools. As with previous Samurai Warriors titles, Samurai Warriors V takes place during historical events of the Sengoku Era period in medieval Japan. Jumping now also carries much more horizontal momentum, but achieves much less overall height. It is the ultimate version of Samurai Warriors 4, an entry in the Warriors series based on the Warring States period of Japan. Once the procedure is completed, however, the player will need to reforge the donor's weapon if they wish to reclaim its optimized properties. Players can transfer save data from the PS3 version and keep any downloadable content they may have purchased into the PS4 port. Defeat 5 officers with a Mighty Strike in one battle. Koei-Tecmo's SKY EYE ~Sorakara no Message~ collaboration continues with this entry. The customizable item system returns with a new rare item called "Heirloom". The game features a brand new Story Mode focused mainly on the new characters, a new Skill system and the return of Survival mode. Maximize the mission accomplishment rate to 100%. They were the well-paid retainers of the daimyo (the great feudal landholders). Samurai Warriors Wiki Guide. Similar to Chronicles, players must select two characters for each battle and can freely switch between them as they fight by pressing Select. 1 Role in the series 2 Character Information 2.1 Voice Actors 3 Gallery In Samurai Warriors 2, Kai can be recruited as a bodyguard from the shop. :: SAMURAI WARRIORS 4-II General Discussions ↑ 3.0 3.1 I can confirm it's based on mix between PS3/PS4 version. Outfits for the Taiga drama Kanbei, Hanbei and Hideyoshi can be used by edit characters. Unlike the previous games there are no hypothetical routes, as a result the fates of the characters are played out as history stated.  The PlayStation 4 version port followed on September 4, 2014. The press conference to celebrate the game's completion was streamed on NicoNico Live March 5, 13:00 (JST) for fans to enjoy. The ongoing collaboration with Kumamoto Taxis, Sengoku Musou Taxi, will have Kiyomasa, Gracia and Musashi taxis starting on February 20. The ending of the special, which features cameos by Kagekatsu Uesugi and Nobunaga Oda, teases a full anime adaptation, simply titled Samurai Warriors, again directed by Kojin Ochi and animated by TYO Animations, which aired between January 11, 2015, and March 29, 2015, for 12 episodes in total. The game was released in October 21st in the US and 24th in Europe. Top Contributors: IGN-GameGuides, IGN-Cheats. Nico Nico users could tune into a special live broadcast before the live event, which additionally ties into the Geten no Hana Yumeakari stage event, on February 25, 20:00 (JST). For Samurai Warriors 4 on the PlayStation 3, GameFAQs has 2 guides and walkthroughs. It includes over 150 DLC previously released for the game, including costumes, weapons, customization parts, and others. ?~, Official PlayStation Store PS4 HDD covers, https://koei.fandom.com/wiki/Samurai_Warriors_4?oldid=432836. Kunoichi was first introduced in Samurai Warriors, although she wasn't officially in the second game, she was re-introduced in the third title. Proficiency levels have been added to all characters' attacks. A panel exhibition focusing on the Oda is being held at Gifu Prefecture from January 13 to April 9, 2017. These traits are distinguished by the face icon present over each character's portrait during selection. The "Rage Attack" ("Musou Gokui") is a feature similar to Awakening Musous. Samurai Warriors 4 Rare Weapons. The official story (which is set in 1811), as given by SNK, is as follows: It is a time of sustained peace, and the age of the sword was drawing to a close.But an increasing number could not adapt to the flow of history and became trouble before long.So the shogunate created a "colony of prisoners" on a small island in sea nearby Edo as a place to rehabilitate the outlaws.But, there were those who exploited this prison island and tried to create a "new world exclusively for the chosen ones" after destroying the shog… More characters are thus featured in the anime, including Hidetada Tokugawa and Hideyori Toyotomi, both of whom received new character designs since both have never been playable in any game of the series. Samurai Warriors 4 is the title with the largest character roster in the series to date, numbering a total of 55 characters as well as 3 characters that had been removed from the main series of games. Mighty Strikes are negated if the player misses the button prompt. Two new moves, "Hyper Attacks" and "Rage Mode" are featured in this game: The create-a-warrior mode is retained; it features much more expansive content, including the addition of two weapon movesets from the male and female protagonists from Samurai Warriors: Chronicles in addition to the three from previous games. Character themed glasses are also planned. Unlike past Samurai Warriors games, this one only has Japanese voice overs. Unlike past Samurai Warriors games, this one only has Japanese voice overs. Fans who couldn't make the event can still purchase leftover event merchandise. In turn, Hyper attacks replace the C1s for all characters. Samurai Warriors 4, conhecido no Japão como Sengoku Musou 4 (戦国無双4 Sengoku Musō 4), é um jogo do estilo hack and slash desenvolvido pela Omega Force e publicado pela Koei Tecmo Holdings para PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 e PlayStation Vita. Rare weapons are easier to earn in this mode. The MITSUNARI 11 collaboration from the previous main entry continues with this title. The overall theme for this title is "to tell the history of the era's unification" with a Samurai Warriors twist. The Rage Attack's ending animation reuses all returning characters' previous Musou Attack finishers/poses. This volume's theme is "the allure of Warriors series and characters". Samurai Warriors 4, known in Japan as Sengoku Musou 4 (戦国無双4), is a hack and slash game by Koei Tecmo, and sequel to Samurai Warriors 3. is the first title in the series of hack and slash video games created by Koei's Omega Force team based closely around the Sengoku ("Warring States") period of Japanese history and it is a sister series of the Dynasty Warriors series, released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2004. Specific team combinations may unlock new missions for each stage. On December 3, 2018, Koei announced Sengoku Musō 4 DX (戦国無双4 DX) for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The television program broadcast five days before the showing can be seen for free at PlayCommu. Create an edit officer for the first time. Last Edited: 28 Mar 2012 6:11 am. Samurai Warriors 4; How lengthy is Chronicle Mode? Raise the mission accomplishment rate to 50%. The series's second charity event for the 2011 Tohoku natural disasters, Gi no Tameni 2, will take place on March 30th; proceeds will be donated to ongoing disaster relief and restoration efforts. Enemy morale can be decreased greatly by hunting and defeating the new bannerman units on the field. A new feature is "Residential Administration" which offers a view into the characters' domestic activities. Here, I show how to create a custom rare weapon with near-maxed skills. During the debut week of the release in Japan, the updated version of the original games has sold 44,574 units on PS3, 23,519 units on PS Vita and 22,468 units on PS4.. Known as "Rurou Enbu" in the Japanese version. Samurai Warriors 4 is a video game. This guide was made by Buster Wolf. Are there a decent amount of goals in it? The Treasure Box will include a character illustration book, an original soundtrack CD, 15 postcards and the same bonuses as the Anime Box. Unlock all officers for use in Free Mode. If the player uses their Musou () while in this state, they will end their Rage Mode prematurely and perform their Ultimate Musou. Samurai Warriors characters are mascots for a blood donation drive and will appear on eighteen different posters. Story Mode has been changed to be an overview world map of Japan, a la Empires titles. This mode reenacts Mercenary Mode as seen in other Warriors titles yet borrows traits from the main story mode found in the Chronicle titles. The title is being made to celebrate the series's tenth anniversary. But with her constant battles with him, their relations… Hes quite good. The II update adds Naomasa Ii to the roster, bringing the character count to 56. Obtain an heirloom by defeating a character under special conditions. Players can select their preferred scenario through two methods: Clear the Takeda and Oda chapters to unlock the Tenka Toitsu options; finish other stories to unlock the others. This is the first Samurai Warriors game to be released on the PlayStation 4 platform Edit characters act as mercenaries and are given the choice to start under one of the factions mentioned in Story Mode. AMAKUNI created a limited edition Naotora Ii figurine.  The PS4 version, meanwhile sold 11,757 physical retail copies during its first week of release in Japan. Also, characters get "Ability Points" that allow for further development by "buying" abilities that when combined enable other abilities. * denotes characters added in expansions Roadmap Edit. They had high … Once activated, the character's strikes will have a secondary effect. Enemy generals still use the older shockwave finishers, and are no longer fully invincible for their durations (they instead are granted Hyper Armor). A new "Resident Domestic Administration" was added.  During the first week of release in Japan, the PS3 version of the game sold 120,452 physical retail copies, ranking second place amongst all Japanese software sales within that week, whilst the PS Vita version sold 39,597 physical retail copies. Samurai Warriors 4 (戦国無双4, Sengoku Musou 4) is the fourth main entry in the Samurai Warriors series. She helped Goemon to start her story by quarreling in Kyōto. Defeat a total of more than 100,000 enemies. RPGman1 6 years ago #1. Samurai Warriors 4-II (戦国無双 4-II) or Sengoku Musou 4-II, is a spin-off and revised version of Samurai Warriors 4. Interested in Hisahide's scheme and choosing to follow his orders, she inspires the other discontent clans to fight for the shogun's freedom at Kannonji Ca… It was available for purchase at Hoppy Japan. Sengoku Musou Seiyuu Ougi 2014 Spring 10th Anniversary, a voice actor event to celebrate the series's ten year anniversary, took place on March 8~9, 2014. 1 Role in the Series 2 Character information 2.1 Voice Actors 3 Gallery In Samurai Warriors, Kunoichi is a loyal ninja serving under Yukimura Sanadaand Shingen Takeda. Battle: Oshi CastleTime limit: 12 minutesHealth: 50%Kills: No LimitOfficer Kills: Kai and Lady HayakawaAllies: InfiniteRare Weapon Mission:5. One of the new collaborations for the project is downloadable content themed to the 2014 Taiga drama Gunshi Kanbei. A press conference to celebrate the tenth anniversary for the series took place on December 6, 3:30 PM (JST) and was broadcast on NicoNico Live. Additional side stories can become available by clearing each chapter in Story Mode. Japan Coin Gacha avatar parts set 1, Tadakatsu Honda and Yasumasa Sakikabara poster, Gifu City collaboration render for Nobunaga. , Samurai Warriors 4-II has received average reception, scoring 73 out of 100 for the PlayStation 4 version on Metacritic. Unlike past Samurai Warriors games, this one only has Japanese voice overs. Bold denotes characters who are available by default, The game has received positive reviews, becoming the highest rated entry in the series. The title is being made to celebrate the series's tenth anniversary. *Also ending song for the animated TV special. Koinuma returns as producer; Osamu Mieda returns as director; Yojiro Yoshimatsu returns as sound director. Another renewed collaboration for the series is the TBI group character menu; consumers who purchase a dish from the menu can receive a character postcard. In addition to returning characters, the game also introduces nine new characters, some of whom are former generic non-playable officers. They believe this title combines traits which fans from any part of the series could appreciate. The game received a revision, titled Samurai Warriors 4-II (戦国無双4-II, Sengoku Musō 4-II), which was released in Japan on February 11, 2015, North America on September 29, 2015, and in Europe on October 2, 2015. Break an enemy's guard with spirit cancel. Suzuhito Yamada illustrated the sixth volume of Famitsu Column Game no Koto Omoi Egaku. Characters are also asso… Custom characters can also be played in the new "Chronicle Mode", where players can take requests for their custom generals. All of the stories lead to two separate stories: the "Unification", which mainly tells the conquest of Hideyoshi Toyotomi in uniting Japan as well as the conflicts between the Eastern and Western armies after Hideyoshi's death that leads to the Battle of Sekigahara and the extermination of the Toyotomi clan; and the "Sanada" story, which tells a parallel story with Unification but has a more personal insight with the Sanada clan. His C4 is a bit Overpowered. Maximize a bond with one character in Mercenary Mode. It is a collaboration with Token no Sato, a team of blacksmiths who are recreating real life replicas of the main cast's weaponry. As a priestess, he usually tried to stop violence or raise funds through dancing. In the Samurai Warriors games, she fights for her father Tadakatsu Honda who fights for Ieyasu Tokugawa. Get 500 kills with Musou attacks in one battle. Each stage offers a selection of playable characters for the player to use according to their participation in the battles; consequently, some characters do not appear in the story, although they still appear in the aforementioned Chronicle Mode. Resetting character stats to their default state also resets proficiency levels in this entry. Archive — Guides. Morale remains an important factor for influencing enemy AI. Maximize a bond with every character in Mercenary Mode. Weapon forging returns with a system reminiscent to the third title, but the three weapon types introduced in its predecessor (Normal, Power, Speed) have been discarded. Player characters can either befriend or alienate a character of their choice through personal conversations, fighting them in battle, or by traveling with them. It goes beyond the siege of Ueda castle and covers the entire timeline of the game starting from the siege of Odawara castle, and ending on the Osaka campaign, though it notably focuses on the Sanada clan. Players must play this mode if they wish to unlock Goemon, Okuni, Musashi and Kojirō. Each action's effectiveness and strength will increase based on the frequency the player uses them. Maximize the event collection rate to 100%. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is an action game for the Nintendo Switch, released by Koei Tecmo. The game does not add a new character, but in return, many more new events, such as interactions between characters, were added. The original soundtrack is compiled onto three CDs and includes jacket size sticker for first print buyers. Players can exchange excess gems in favor of rarer ones to a certain degree. This IP is the second Koei IP to be selected for a Happy Kuji collaboration, or a type of lottery for exclusive character merchandise. This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 22:03. After their allegiance, they are given the freedom to travel between different provinces of the Warring States to complete various requests focused on the main cast. The Spirit Charge can also now be used in midair, with either L1 or as an extra somersault, but may trigger automatically with another input under certain conditions as long as one portion of the Spirit Gauge is filled. Crossplay between the two ports is not supported. Yukimura Sanada Yukimura’s rare weapon can be unlocked after the battle of Oshi Castle (Story of Sworn Friends). Samurai Warriors 4-II is an action game. Players can download the drama Kanbei's outfit for Sengoku Musou Kanbei. A three-part Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Comic publication of this entry is drawn by Seijiro Narumi. Musou Attacks now have new finishing animations separate from their True Musou, but they no longer allow free-action for their durations. In the case of removed weapon deadlocks, both the player character and enemy generals alike have limited super armor while attacking, which can only be overcome by enough damage taken, by dropping offense or by hit effects, such as being stunned or staggered. An animated TV special titled Samurai Warriors Special: Legend of the Sanada (戦国無双SP ～真田の章～, Sengoku Musō SP ~Sanada no Shō~) aired on March 21, 2014, as part of the series' 10th anniversary. Samurai Warriors 4, known in Japan as Sengoku Musou 4 (戦国無双4), is a hack and slash game by Koei Tecmo, and sequel to Samurai Warriors 3. Certain scenarios have unlockable side stories. A second expansion, Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (戦国無双4 Empires, Sengoku Musō 4 Empires) was released in Japan on September 17, 2015, and in North America and Europe in 2016. Edit characters can be used in this mode. Sengoku Musou 4 Ouka Ranman features character image songs and two dramas from new characters in this entry. For Samurai Warriors 4 on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Scholar Questions and Answers! Koinuma commented that the new story telling method gives more coverage to the "losers" of history in a way which he thought was neglected in previous titles. Guide part 4. Duels are featured, which occur when player-controlled characters meet with enemy officers under specific conditions. Hyper Attacks is a secondary moveset available to all characters that allows the player to sweep through and clear out crowd of enemies with a dashing animation, although it is useless against enemy officers, as they will either deflect it or are otherwise immune against it. Characters also get experience boosts by finishing sub-missions, the number of KOs they get, and time they finish in. Virtually all characters from previous games return, including three characters (Goemon Ishikawa, Kojirō Sasaki, and Musashi Miyamoto) that were cut from the main series in Samurai Warriors 3 (in Samurai Warriors 2 for Goemon). The new characters from Chronicle 2nd, Goemon, Musashi, Kojirō, and Okuni reuse their designs from their debut or Samurai Warriors 3 respectively. A second expansion, Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (戦国無双4 Empires, Sengoku Musō 4 Empires) was released in Japan on September 17, 2015, for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, with a release in North America and Europe in 2016. The game is also supported by DLC costumes for all characters (in the original game, the focus of DLC costumes is only on the female characters). Izumo no Okuniis a heroine in the Samurai Warriors series. Players lose the ability to switch between characters while playing co-op together. Each characters' Musou Attacks now have new finishing animations, separate from their Ultimate Musou, but they no longer allow free-action.