Warriors Orochi 4 Launches in the West in October
posted on by Karen Ressler
Koei Tecmo America began streaming a trailer for its Warriors Orochi 4 (Musou Orochi 3) game on Monday. The video reveals that the game will launch in North America on October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Koei Tecmo Europe streamed the same trailer, announcing an October 19 release date for Europe on the same platforms.
In Japan, the game will launch for PC on October 16 and Switch and PS4 on September 27.
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.