Watch Soulcalibur’s Sophitia And Atelier’s Sterk Unleash Musou Attacks

By Spencer . August 29, 2013 . 3:18am

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate has the entire cast of characters from Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper plus additional characters. Kasumi from Dead or Alive 5, Sterk from Atelier Meruru (as well as earlier Atelier titles), and Sophitia from Soulcalibur are playable in the PlayStation 3/Vita game.


Tecmo Koei also rebalanced Warriors Orochi 3, added a triple rush combo and a True Musou Burst which makes all six characters attack that can be triggered in two player mode. The game also has two new scenarios to hack and slash through. One shows what happened after Hydra’s defeat and the other explains Orochi’s backstory.


Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is slated for release on September 26 in Japan.

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  • Demandred

    I have joked about ‘expansion of expansions’ in the past but I have to admit that that got me pretty hyped. <3

    • leingod

      I used to hate that about the Musou games, but they’ve won me over with time. Now I await eagerly every announcement!

      • Brion Valkerion

        Same, looks like a pretty solid expansion.

      • LanceHeart

        Considering how this game seems to add two whole modes that weren’t available in the initial PS3 release (one added on Wii U, the other added for this game), I’m actually fine with this expansion. Tecmo Koei’s insistence on using this game for crossovers of its franchises instead of the other two history-based ones also shows remarkable and laudable restraint on their part.

        That being said, I hope this game gets localized. English VAs would be a plus, but I just want the game in the first place.

  • totoro

    Holy moly, I’m not sure why but this looks awesome!

  • vall03

    Damn! Seeing Sterk here makes me want Esty and Linca to be here also.

    • pimpalicious

      That would be awesome.

    • leingod

      Yeah! Although he looks kinda weird in this game’s style :P

  • eilegz

    hopefully this its crossbuy and crossplay right right?

    • leingod

      I’m calling yes on crossplay, no on crossbuy.

  • Alexander Aubert

    well i’m pretty exicited

  • NightzeroAX

    Yay new music. If they don’t release to the west I’ll just import it. At least then I’ll have a better chance of getting a physical copy.

  • leingod

    Duel mode? Color edit mode? I’m impressed! Hope this gets localized on Vita, portable warriors are the best warriors in my book ever since I played DW Next.

    A little off topic but, I’ve always wondered why US releases are always one number higher than their japanese counterparts. Dynasty Warriors 8 is Shin Sangokumusou 7, Warriors Orochi 3 is Musou Orochi 2…. etc.

    • Lynx

      I think it had to do other the games having some sort of complicated release history I think. Like the original game being released as something else, etc.

      That’s a good question I don’t have the answer to.

    • monkey king

      It’s because of the word “shin” which means new, so:
      Sangoku musou = dynasty warriors
      Shin sangoku musou = dynasty warriors 2
      Shin sangoku musou 2 = dynasty warriors 3 etc..

      For WO it’s simply because there wasn’t a musou orochi 2 before:
      Musou orochi = warriors orochi
      musou orochi maou sairin = warriors orochi 2
      musou orochi 2 = warriors orochi 3

      • leingod

        Oh, I see! Thanks for clearing that up :)

      • fayt255

        I was going to ask the same question so thank you as well.

  • Matheus Mendes

    Please Xbox, Please Xbox……

  • fairysun

    Here I thought, I am done with WO3 after getting/maxing all characters big stars weapon and bring them at least to level 40s.

    But I can still be done with this game and watching in jealously, if Koei decides not to bring it overseas.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      I think it has save data transfer so you at least won’t have to start over.

  • Ben L

    Hoping Battle Royale mode shows up in this.

  • neospite

    Woah I didn’t know Kasumi was in this.

    Day one buy, 100 score on metacritic, game of the year award.

    • EinMugenTenshin

      Yes… But it doesn’t come to the west… Hope she’ll be in the next one as well. I know Ayane carried over in the Ninja Gaiden series, so I hope whatever next Warrior’s Orochi that has a western release includes the DoA cast.

      • Ixbran

        Insp Chin, the community manager for Koeis western Fan Base, says hes going to attempt to get WO3U and DW8XL over seas as soon as possible. So we still have a chance of getting it.

        • EinMugenTenshin

          Really? Sounds great!

  • Sardorim

    I really hope WO4 makes enemy types more varied for Orochi’s forces as well as having all the DW8/SW4 characters and the such.

  • Abysswalker90

    Huh? I thought this was WO3 Ultimate…?

    • Ixbran

      it is, but thats just the western name. the WO series is like the DW Series, were one number ahead of them.

      when WO2 came out, it was just an expansion in japan so it was called “Musou Orochi: Mao Sairen” or somehitng like that, but for us it was WO2.

      so when WO3 came out, it was called MO2 in japan, but since we already have a WOgame with a 2 on it, we had to go for WO3.

      • Abysswalker90

        Thought it was something like that. Thanks.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Oh Sterk you sexy bastard… I’ve been staying away from the Warriors/Musou games for a while, but if this comes overseas I will buy it just to play as him!

  • Göran Isacson

    One wonders if Sophitia was included to give the fans who missed her something to hold on to, after her no-show in SC5… if there’s even any customer base overlap between the Warriors franchise and the Soul-franchise to begin with.

  • 栗場 江理久

    I like the way this looks and plays, I’d gladly buy it if it comes out overseas. And KASUMI <3 also is this similar to Dynasty Warriors and whatnot? I've never played any of them before but I know OF them haha ^_^;;

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Same series, same Developer. Warriors Orochi is the crossover series for the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series…Koei went nuts and started throwing in guest characters.

  • Learii

    they got more chars then just sophitia and atelier I glad
    btw who that guy from shu?

    • Ixbran

      his name is Xu shu, he was included in DW7Empires as a new character. 7Empires came out after WO3 so thats why he wasnt added till now.

      • Learii

        oh thx

  • Ronldbx6

    They took Sophitia’s Critical Edge from Soul Calibur 4.

  • Erwin MadJelly

    I normally don’t look through Dynasty Warriors / Warriors Orochi series, but this one caught my attention a lot!! Especially when there are cross overs from my favorite fighting games!!

    I hope there’s a localization for this, if not the price would hurt my pocket a lot when I ship it in..

  • Yan Zhao

    Color edit? Now im super hype and will be super bummed if this dont get a western release. Digital, no dub, whatever. Just release the damn thing!

  • Linhua

    … wow… for the first time in my life… I might actually pick up a Warriors Orochi game.

    … it’s got all of my favorites… and THEN those Cameos.

    … if this ever comes out in America, i’ll probably end up getting it.

  • Vash bane

    i thought I saw everything(seeing a guy fight with I think is a giant pen).

    now a question to the community is everyone’s new looks on this(the lasy dw game I played was 6 and the last sw game I played was 2 and the last orochi title I played was the psp version of 2 so like yeah XD)?

    also I don’t know why but I for some reason feel like Rachael is at home in this game

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