Earlier today Koei Tecmo released new information on the upcoming entry in the Samurai Warriors series, Samurai Warriors 4 Empires. The new information released today details Character Substitution and Castle Customization.

With  Character Substitution fans of Samurai Warriors will be able to fully create and customize their playable character’s appearance political proclivities, and move sets, as well as personalized family crests, Musou kanji, and portraits. Player-created characters will be fully immersed in the drama of the era, taking part in the lives of historical figures (either as friends or foes).


Players will also be able to swap a historical character with a custom character in unlocked cutscenes, allowing for a more customized experience.

developer Omega Force has also implemented a brand new Castle Customization feature, allowing players to build a Castle to their specifications as well as decorate it with unlockable decorative wallpapers, or with banners that can be collected by completing missions. These banners often offer extra bonuses, such as increased income, supplies, commerce, and fame.

Koei Tecmo has also made available two videos that detail Character Substitution and  Castle Customization.

Lastly, KOEI TECMO has released information on the strategic importance of exploiting in game Facilities of conquered territories. When ruling over a territory that has one or more Facilities, a number of related policies become available. This means that it is not just a matter of which clans are defeated, but also where they are based and what resources they can add to the player’s fief.


A few examples of these Facilities include the economy-boosting Mines, the Trading Post, the army-upgrading Gunsmith (which allows for riflemen), Horse Farms (which allows for mounted units), the espionage-instigating Ninja Village (which enables Assassination missions), and the more invigorating Hot Springs, among many others. The clever use and acquisition of these Facilities gives players a competitive edge in their quest to either rule or unite Japan, and can be used to bestow great tactical and strategic advantages.

Samurai Warriors 4 Empires releases on March 15th and will be available in physical and digital formats.



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