These Men Are The Key Characters Behind Sengoku Basara 4’s “Sengoku Genesis”

By Sato . July 17, 2013 . 3:30pm

In our earlier report, we mentioned how Sengoku Basara 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi along with director Makoto Yamamoto spoke of the upcoming game’s characters and the theme being “Sengoku Genesis,” which marks the transition  of a new era from the Muromachi period  to the Sengoku period. Now, Capcom have updated with new details surrounding the key characters behind the changing era.


Masamune Date

The young and charismatic leader of the Date army. He is a cool-guy character who knows how to speak foreign words just as well as wielding six katanas in combat. He aims to unify Japan during the start of a war-torn and chaotic era.


Mitsunari Ishida

Mitsunari Ishida is a young military commander of , who almost considers Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi a god and gives it his all to help the Toyotomi army. Mitsunari believes that anyone aside from Toyotomi doesn’t matter, and often shows an attitude of disregard towards everyone else, which often gets him in trouble.


Sakon Shima


Sakon is the young captain of the Toyotomi army who follows the steps of Mitsunari Ishida. He’s a cheerful young man who loves gambling more than anything. He may be a rather frivolous character in terms looks and personality, but he’s actually very light on his feet and contributes in combat with his acrobatic combat style. He looks up to his master Mitsunari, to whom he shows much loyalty.


Katsuie Shibata


Katsuie is the young vanguard of the Oda army who was once part of a rebellion that ended in failure. He is currently living the life of one who has thrown everything away, and is hardly even noticed by Lord Oda Nobunaga himself.


Ashikaga Yoshiteru


A genius who was once the king of the Muromachi Shogunate. During the times of the 13th Ashikaga generation, Ashikaga felt that Japan had lost its vigor, and he made it his goal to bring back the livelihood of the people.


In order to create a world where everyone will give it their all to aim for the top, Ashikaga puts his position as a shogun in full motion. He is the man behind the “Sengoku Genesis,” which starts with an era from scratch. Ashikaga’s weapon of choice is the scepter.




Sengoku Basara 4 is slated for release in early 2014 for PlayStation 3.

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  • LanceHeart

    I really wish Capcom would go through the effort of localizing this game. Just the text and launch it on PSN only if they’re afraid of it bombing at retail. Getting the game in a way I can understand easily is far more important to me than not getting it at all.

    • Fidelis

      The best thing to do would be to include alternate language settings for menus and subtitles like P4A or NMH Paradise in the japanese version since the PS3 is region free.

      • LanceHeart

        True, that would be best. However, Capcom NEVER does that… That’s why I’m a bit afraid of them completely ignoring this newest release.

        • vincent_vincent

          Actually they did that in Chaos Legion for the PS2 (one of the greatest BTW) although as a secret unlocked after beating the game once, they even included the English Dub too LOL.

    • shaolinsword

      Who published the other Sengoku outside of Japan?

      • LanceHeart

        Capcom has published (and poorly localized) all of the Sengoku BASARA games out of Japan.

        • Aunna Terrell

          It’s a pity that they ONLY gave us Sengoku Basara 1 & 3… ~_~ I enjoy these games with a great passion. XD I especially love how flashy/different the characters are in Sengoku Basara.

        • shaolinsword


        • new_tradition

          To be fair, I thought they did a good job with Samurai Heroes (SB3). A shame they didn’t bring Utage over :(

          Devil Kings can get thrown into a vortex and be forgotten for all eternity for all I care >_>

  • Tre W

    >Mitsunari Ishida
    >Toyotomi Hideyoshi

    Small error that I caught, along with “Lord Oda Nobunaga”. Not to be overly pedantic but…if you’re going to list these guys’ names, please pick one order or the other! Mixing it up will just cause confusion! :)

    In other words, it’s either “Ishida Mitsunari” or “Mitsunari Ishida”. Likewise, “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” or “Hideyoshi Toyotomi”.

  • Rohan Kishibe


    • Sardorim

      And Tokugawa!

    • Learii

      don’t forget the mighty Tadakatsu Honda MWHAHA

      • KuroNathan

        you mean *insert random robot noise*

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