Warriors Orochi 4 Game Ships for Switch, PS4 in 2018

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Franchise's 1st entry in 5 years has 170 playable characters

This week's issue of Gzbrain Inc.'s Weekly Famitsu magazine is revealing more information about Koei Tecmo's Warriors Orochi 4 (Musou Orochi 3) game on Thursday. The issue is revealing that the game will ship for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2018.

The game will have 170 playable characters, which is a new record for the game series. In addition to new characters, the game will feature a new "thaumaturgy action" attack method.

Koei Tecmo America previously revealed that it will release the game in North America this year. Koei Tecmo Europe will also release the game in Europe in 2018.

Omega-Force is returning to produce the title, the first new game in the franchise in five years. The first Warriors Orochi (Musou Orochi) game featured characters from the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises when it shipped in 2007 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360.

Warriors Orochi 3 (Musou Orochi 2 due to a renumbering change in the West) debuted in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate update shipped for PS3 and PS Vita in Japan in September 2013. A PS4 version launched in June 2014, and a Switch version launched last November. In the West, the game launched in September 2014 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and PS Vita. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate added characters from the Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, Soul Calibur, and Atelier series, among others, for a total of more than 142 playable characters.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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