Sengoku Basara 4 Rides To PlayStation 3 Next Year

By Ishaan . March 30, 2013 . 9:00am

Capcom have announced Sengoku Basara 4 for an early 2014 release on the PlayStation 3, reports.


The game was announced at a Sengoku Basara festival in Japan today. Key terms for the new game are “Sengoku Genesis” and “Enter a new chapter”. A website for the game will go live on Monday, April 1st, in Japan.


Note: Screenshot from Sengoku Basara 3.


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  • Alex Sargeant

    YES! Importing the hell out of this because there’s no way it’ll come out over here. Bless Capcom for at least giving Samurai Heroes a hell of a shot though. I really hope for either a bunch of new characters or at least for them to bring back the ones that got axed from 3.

    Losing Nagamasa, Hanbei and Hideyoshi all at once was just brutal.

    • They barely gave Samurai Heroes a shot. They translated it, dubbed it, and released it right when Tecmo Koei released their most anticipated Warriors game ever, Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage, and Capcom didn’t market Samurai Heroes AT ALL. It was moronic on Capcom’s part.
      Also the lack of a dual language option really killed a lot of the fans’ enthusiasm, and hurt sales.
      That said, i shall also be importing the hell out of this, i put hundreds of hours into Samurai Heroes and Utage, if this game can simply expan the roster from Utage and maintain Utage’s awesomeness then i might die from joy!

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        It got plenty of marketing, especially at conventions and stuff. I saw tons of banners at gamestop and online too. Also the game was 100% dubbed and greatly dubbed so, I doubt something like dual language was an issue. At the end of the day, there wasn’t much interest but they certainly gave it a shot.
        Not to mention Ken’s Rage ended up being horrible so I doubt that hurt sales.

        • Alexander Marquis Starkey

          Except Ken’s Rage is pretty well loved by those who played it, and the sequel I think gets a bit more love. Still, most anticipated Warriors game of all time is way off.

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            I’ve heard nothing but negativity from critics and even the greatest fans of Hokuto no Ken, same with the sequel. I’m sure there are those that enjoy it but for the most part, it bombed in all areas.

          • If you go to Metacritic you’ll see that Ken’s Rage was decently recieved by critics, which is as good as a Warriors game ever gets from the gaming press, and it was well recieved by users.
            Now the sequel completely bombed in all respects, but the first game did not

        • Samurai Heroes had some marketing, but it had little to no internet presence, and representatives of Capcom of America didn’t even know how to pronounce “Sengoku Basara”
          While i agree that it had a great dub, in fact i’d go so far as to call it excellent, there were a number of fans of the series who either had already imported the japanese version, or proceeded to when they discovered there was only English audio. The largest community of Sengoku Basara fans that i’ve been able to find are on the Sengoku Basara subsection of the forum, and if you look at posts there people talk about how they didn’t buy Samurai Heroes because of the dub.
          Finally Ken’s Rage was well recieved by Warriors fans, an while i may have exagerrated when i said it was the most anticipated ever, it still had considerable hype among Warriors fans prior to release and Warriors fans who might have bought Samurai Heroes at some other time instead bought Ken’s Rage because they released within a week or two of each other

        • Cerzel

          People can say that Capcom gave SW plenty of marketing, but all I can say in reponse is that not I or any of the people I know who enjoyed the game had ever heard of it until someone else we knew mentioned it to us.

      • Enma_Kozato

        At least they put it out. The fact that actual fans who knew the game was out/coming but passed on it just because the game lacked dual audio is pretty stomach retching. The fault lies on both parties, not just Capcom USA.

      • eilegz

        the dubs its pretty much the reason didnt like it in the first place, that and the lack of online gameplay….

      • OverlordZettaMK2

        …. When was Ken’s Rage the most anticipated Warriors game ever? Hell, wasn’t it bombing so hard the reason it didn’t get a disc release this time?

        • The lack of a disc release for the second game probably has more to do with the Fact that Omega Force games are becoming digital only and subbed instead of dubbed in America to reduce costs.
          But while Ken’s Rage may not have been a huge sucess, it still diverted a (relatively) large number of sales away from Samurai Heroes
          I may have mispoke when i said most anticipated ever, but i remember a large amount of hype for it among the Koei Warriors community, and it got a good reception from fans

  • Fidelis

    What are the chances of English subtitles fpr this game, a la No more Heroes Paradise, P4Arena, or Anarchy Reigns?

    • FitzpatrickPhillips


  • Talearc

    I only hope this game will have US ver.

  • gustave154

    OMG yes more sengoku basara. Localization plz


    Awesome sauce, yesterday i finally finished story mode for 1 char in samurai heroes lol.
    Thinking about it to order the triple pack since i kind of starting to like this series xP

  • Neppygear

    Oh. Yes. Capcom, if you truly love us, you will localise this.


    ha ha…


    • AAa

      Try to kill those Die-Hard CoD editor’s fans who badmouth the game before even coming out to the states

  • Mavalex


    (yes, I am hyped for this turn of events)

    • Mavalex

      forgot to add one last thing (can’t add images from computer in edit mode :c)

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist


    *Realizes Capcom USA doesn’t care for the series*


  • urbanscholar



  • Herp Derp


  • Just leaving this here for anyone that wants insight into Sengoku Basara’s performance in the west of late. Some of you guys are already discussing along those lines, so this might help put things in perspective:

    • That is interesting and not too surprising, it always boils down to audience and if the company wants to chance bringing an IP to another region of the world.

      • I’d say Capcom have taken a lot of chances that people often don’t give them credit for. Ace Attorney is single-handedly responsible for creating a market for adventure games on portables. It’s thanks to AA that games like 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward have a small but viable market here.

        Monster Hunter is a big one, too. There’s a lot of text to localize, but they’ve been true to their word and kept at it, bringing most of the major games over. Asura’s Wrath is another. Very quirky and extremely Japanese game that was barely on anyone’s radar. They brought that over, too.

        Then there’s Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Fate/Unlimited Codes, both of which were licensed titles. They made the effort to bring both of those over as well, even adding online play for the West to TvC.

        • Alexander Marquis Starkey

          Fate Unlimited Codes shouldn’t count since it is no where near as good as it’s console version.

          • I honestly don’t think anyone cares. The fact that we got the game at all is something a lot of people are extremely grateful for. F/UC is, to my knowledge, the first officially licensed Type-Moon game in the West.

          • Alexander Marquis Starkey

            And few still know it exist. As far as I’m concerned, the first Type Moon game in the west was Fate/Extra.

          • ok

          • I wish I was actually able to get it before the license on it ran out over here, but I was uber broke at the time….

        • I think the reason Capcom doesn’t get much credit for any of that is because they’ve stopped taking those chances in the past few years. They didn’t release AA Investigations 2, they flat out refused to localise Professor Layton vs AA, we didn’t get Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, EX Troopers, and for the longest time we were sure we weren’t getting Project X Zone.

          • Sigh. Come on, you guys. How many times does this stuff need to be explained? Let’s go over this again…

            AAI2: DS market for hardcore games not viable the last couple years, due to piracy and other factors. AA5 got announced right off the bat, so that speaks volumes about them still pushing Ace Attorney.

            MHP3rd: Explained on numerous occasions. PSP market not viable for larger publishers, there were plans to bring P3rd HD over, but Sony didn’t do much to help things along.

            Layton vs. AA: Is a Level 5 game. Not a Capcom game. Level 5 published it in Japan, not Capcom. In the west, Nintendo publishes Layton.

            Project X Zone: Not even remotely Capcom’s decision. It’s a Namco Bandai game developed by a Nintendo studio, starring certain Capcom characters. Again, not Capcom’s decision.

            EX Troopers: I’ll give you that one. But this is literally the only one. Everything else has a very valid explanation. And, provided you’re willing to listen to reason, EX Troopers does, too. There’s no market for anime-esque shooters. The game even bombed in Japan. That speaks VOLUMES about the kind of market there is for this game.

            You people really need to stop making stuff up to suit your arguments. At least go do a basic Google search for all this info before you decide to start pointing fingers. All of this info is very well documented.

          • I wasn’t arguing that Capcom didn’t have reasons, just that those choices, along with all that DLC crap, ruined fans’ goodwill.
            The Wii had piracy but Capcom still released something as foreign as Tatsunoko vs Capcom, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd had a PS3 remaster that they could have released. I know they felt that the piracy wouldn’t have allowed a profit off of AAI2 or MH portable 3rd, but i don’t think it’s fair to let them off the hook because their lack of release represented Capcom’s shift away from risks.
            As for PL vs AA and Project X Zone, that goes back to what i first said about it ruining fans’ goodwill. While it could have been possible for them to take over publishing responsibilities outside of Japan, realisticly it’s as you said, out of their hands, but Capcom fans who aren’t saavy to such details would simply blame Capcom.

          • Piracy on the Wii was nowhere near as widespread as on the DS. Not even close. You’re changing your argument now, too, from your previous reasons to the handling of DLC.

            I know they felt that the piracy wouldn’t have allowed a profit off of AAI2 or MH portable 3rd, but i don’t think it’s fair to let them off the hook because their lack of release represented Capcom’s shift away from risks.

            Make up your mind. Are you angry at them for DLC or are you angry at them for not publishing games that weren’t theirs in the first place? Or are you angry at them for not publishing games that you yourself just admitted would never make them any returns? From where I’m standing, it sounds like you’re just angry, but you aren’t exactly sure why.

            I don’t think ignorance is an excuse to be angry, but then, that’s just me. If you feel differently, I’m not sure what to say.

        • That is something I noticed and been aware of the reason for my comment :P –everything you said is true though. With what you mentioned with the handheld bit, there is truth to that because portable gaming device gaming isn’t nearly prevalent here as it is in japan, however there has been an increasing market in mobile phone/device gaming.

          Also I have Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, myself and another friend of mine nearly lost our shet when we heard they actually were bringing that game out over here especially given all the different studios that have dibs on many of the licensed characters featured on the Tatsunoko side.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      It isn’t likely we’ll ever get anymore of these games. Though IIRC Capcom didn’t really advertise SB3 (Samurai Heroes) in NA.
      edit: wait a sec, a comment below says the game got plenty of marketing… if that’s so I guess the market in the west isn’t big enough for Capcom (JP?) to go for a international release. (I have no clue how it did in PAL territories though)

    • Solomon_Kano

      Ha. I came in here just to link to that. Guess I was too late.

      • Sorry! I actually thought you or someone else might post it eventually, but I didn’t see you folks around, so I decided to drop it in here, just in case.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Well, I’m just glad somebody posted it.

    • Tre W

      Still love how Sven didn’t even bother to mention all that they did with “Devil Kings” that likely could be conceived as feasible reasons for its failure, on their part.

      I mean, he could have gone on to mention that the game was almost entirely re-engineered from the original JP release. The “Priming” system, which basically can be described as a “your mileage will vary if this is actually good kind of change for a gameplay mechanic in a game like this”, turning 4 characters that were /playable/ in the original JP release into NPCs and starting out with NO “skills” (where as you started out with at least 2 in the original game, which made the game tougher even before you consider the upped difficulty in the Western release). Little wonder why this game was considered so stiff and “artificially hard” by some. They went overboard with making it difficult just because they thought “Western players loved hard games”.

      And let’s not even go into the whole notion of how they were desperately trying to have this game ride DMC’s coat-tails in a rather pathetic way. If such a thing didn’t work for Chaos Legion (released 2 years earlier), what made them at all think that would work for a game like this?

      It’s bad enough that Sengoku BASARA was a game that was sorely lacking in content compared to its immediate successor (SB2) that was released a year later. But the notion the Western release, Devil Kings, somehow compounds this faults by stripping content out and making it utterly frustrating to play, only hurt it more. Little wonder why the game didn’t exactly light up the sales charts…

  • eilegz

    hopefully this new game its now online enabled even koei dated 2007 internet technology its better than nothing….

    Its a shame that musou series took so long to get online component and its not good, just look at gundam musou3, warriors orochi 3 and hokuto no ken musou 2…. im hopeful that basara deserve refined online experience like the one we got at resident evil 6, with system link, good lobby, get in get out at anytime, etc…

    The game didnt get the same appeal in western chores because it felt dated, hopefully capcom do better job this time.

    and please NO DUBS the DUBS kill the game look how much i hate dynasty warrior gundam 2 it was horrible.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      …You are so wrong. The lack of a dub has killed Dynasty Warriors for a lot of fans, SB wasn’t dated, it’s just that hack and slash is not popular in the west, the marketing there barely existent, and people thought it looked too much like Dynasty Warriors, which several folks don’t like DW for whatever reason, and have not touched the series in years because of it. And again, Sengoku Basara had a really good English dub. Please don’t be biased.

      • Warboss Aohd

        dat an’ Capcom did like no advertisin’.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m ready to import. I still need to get the HD collection, too.

  • OverlordZettaMK2

    And suddenly Koei will finally announce that Samurai Warriors 4 we’ve all been waiting for.

    • Samurai Warriors 4 is sort of unofficially already announced:

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        And then there is Dynasty Warriors 8.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Ok the dub haters on this site are getting more and more annoying =_=

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Probably cause Date Masamune sounded like an old man
      I would complain too if i didn’t like his English voice :D

      • Warboss Aohd

        come back when ya play Chaos Wars fer many hours straight.

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          tis a joke, did ya watch the video? :D
          edit: btw I do own Chaos Wars haha

          • Warboss Aohd

            ……after re-readin’ da comment, i realize i ‘ave read da comment wrong, ‘cuse me while i go bash me ‘ead in.

  • Romangelo

    head to head with Sengoku Musou 4 ?

  • roockie112

    YES This made my day am so excited for this

  • Wappuli

    Hopefully we’ll get some characters back that didn’t make it to the SB3/Utage.
    Personally I’ll hope mostly for Itsuki, at least there shouldn’t be any story-issues on bringing her back unlike some other characters.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Uh no there would, I think that was the little girl with the pig tails? I’m pretty sure she’s dead.

      • Brandonmkii

        When did that happen? I’ve played 2 and Heroes and I didn’t see anything like that happen. Pretty sure she’s just being a peasant, as usual.

  • AAa

    Hmmm….head to head with KOEI’s SW4 released in Feb 2014, oh my god…KOEI im still a fan of yours, you better not screw your game..or basara will take over the sengoku period!!

  • heartless141

    make kasuga a full character please :3

  • brian

    Pssst, capcom, please localize this.

  • Learii

    Localized this one since party wasn’t locazation

  • I know that this is unrelated, but I’m quite sure I heard from somewhere that Samurai Warriors 4 will be released early next year as well. February I think.
    Well, I’m just glad that there will be next installment from both series.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Yes down below, Ishaan has the link to an article about SW4 be released early next year

  • kroufonz

    awesome, PS3 exclusive mean this could probably be the first basara with hd console quality.

    importing day one!(since capcom probably wouldn’t localize or get jp voice when localized)

  • Warboss Aohd

    we ain’t gettin’ it………wonder if allied forcez are smarter now.

  • I love Sengoku Basara! Please localize this Capcom! :D

  • Chaheezor

    This excites me! ARE YOU READY GUYS?! PUT YOUR GUNS ON!

  • Gekokujou

    PS3 Exclusive? I’d hit it anyday.

  • Ugghhh Im late to the party

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