Warriors Orochi 4 Game's 1st Promo Video Reveals September 27 Launch in Japan

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Franchise's 1st entry in 5 years has 170 playable characters, release in West set for this fall

KOEI Tecmo Games began streaming a trailer on Saturday for its Warriors Orochi 4 (Musou Orochi 3) game, which revealed that the game will ship in Japan for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 27.

First-edition bonuses include special costumes for Xu Shu, Ishida Mitsunari, and Da Ji. The game's digital deluxe edition includes a digital version of the game, a season pass, and digital bonuses of three weapons, stock experience points, and arena points. The digital deluxe edition also includes the ability to play the as the Kyūbi character early.

The game's premium box edition includes the game, a full-color official artbook, a two-disc original soundtrack, and eight A4-size character clear files. The game's treasure box edition includes all those bonuses, as well as an Omega-Force 20th anniversary commemoration live CD, a character calendar, and a compilation script with voice actor signatures.

KOEI Tecmo Games will release the game in North America and Europe this fall. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

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.

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.

Sources: KOEI Tecmo's YouTube channel, Warriors Orochi 4's official website

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