Only In Sengoku Basara Do Generals Ride Tanks Shaped Like A Head

By Eugene . December 19, 2013 . 4:55pm

We’ve got the final foursome of playable generals that will grace Sengoku Basara 4, so all that’s left really is for us to sit back and let the modular castles and crazy fighting action commence! Well, soon anyway. In the meanwhile, feast your eyes on the final four of 40 playable generals you’ll get to play as in the game.



The first one we get wind of is Matsunaga Hisahide. He’s famous for looking like some sort of early-age Two-Face, with his black-and-white color combination that’s sure to make him stick out in a forest. Despite the fact he carries around a katana on his belt, he only fights with a Chinese-style sword and gunpowder. He’s able to ignite the powder with a snap of his special flinty gloves or his sword, turning swathes of enemies into cinders in an instant.



While the next man’s a legendary mercenary ninja, Fuma Kotaro is seen regularly working for Hisahide. True to the “Wind” in his name, he moves with lightning fast reflexes of kicks, slashes and even has a whirlwind kick.



An ally of Mitsunari Ishida, Otomo Sorin looks a bit of a French dandy, though that’s because he’s most remembered for being one of the few lords to have converted to Christianity. And since technology was what came along with the missionaries, we have him fighting on top of a moving tank head platform that’s called the Head of Xavi. Yes, we can see respect for the higher-ups of the ecclesiarchy ranked highly in the techno-land of the West.



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Finally, there’s Tachibana Muneshige, who is Otomo’s loyal retainer. And fights with two swords. Chain. Swords. TWO CHAINSWORDS. The guy could be a medieval Space Marine. Why fight with six katana’s like Date Masamune when you could just slice through everything with a whirring blade of death?


And there you have it, all 40 generals out. Now we wait for January 3rd 2014 for Sengoku Basara 4 to finally land on the PlayStation 3 and let us sink into the greatness that is alternate history that doesn’t give two hoots about anyone else’s ideas.

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  • DivinePhoenix69

    Not to sound nitpicky or anything, but technically of the 40 generals in the game only 32 are playable. The rest are NPC’s only(including Kenshin and Kasuga unfortunately).

    Anyways glad to see Matsunaga come back for this one, after making him fully playable in Utage it wouldnt have made sense for them to drop him. Fuma was a given though.

    • epy

      Kenshin and Kasuga are NPCs? What are they thinking?

      • Wappuli

        Yes, along with Mitsuhide(kinda), Toshiie, Matsu and Shingen for returning characters and Yoshiteru and Maria for new ones.
        As for what they are thinking, most likely something like Utage.

        • DivinePhoenix69

          ^Basically this. An updated version is almost inevitable at this point, much like how 3/Samurai Heroes had Utage and how 2 had 2:Heroes. If it happens they’ll most definately make Yoshiteru and Maria into full fledged playable characters along with the other NPCS, and maybe even bring back one or two of the other missing PS2 characters like Nohime, Ranmaru, Itsuki, Xavi etc.

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Yep :/. They are most likely saving them for the inevitable update.

  • Crevox

    Q Ball

  • Warboss Aohd



  • Michael Connell

    So glad I preordered this. Here’s hoping my Japanese is good enough…

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Matsunaga Hisahide is too awesome for words.

  • Masa

    will stick with the better version “Samurai Warriors”

    • OneSanitarium

      Nah, but that’s okay.

    • Warboss Aohd

      neither are really better than the other, each has it’s ups and downs.

      • ronin4life

        I only played Sengoku Basara Heroes(out of the Basara series I mean, I do enjoy Samurai Warriors), and I found it crap personally.
        Or is the series good, and just that one not to my liking?

        • brian

          How far did you get with which character?
          Chances are you only played less than 30 minutes to an hour with one character.
          After about one stage, their movesets really start to develop because of leveling up, and after that it becomes really awesome.

          • OneSanitarium

            Each character has 5 special moves tied to different buttons, and another one that you can select between 3 other secret moves. These moves each have different nuances to them and can be used really freely, some even being air usable. There are also evade and dash cancels that add so much to the game. It’s actually a really deep game.

          • brian

            I’ve played it and love it to death, you should’ve sent that to ronin4life.
            Although some of it conflicts with my memory of the game, like each character has 4 special arts (not 5) mapped to two buttons and two button combinations.
            And never knew cancels were a thing in that game aside from Keiji’s attack canceling that leads into new attacks.

    • megaten666

      Capcom’s style is just more crazy. KOEI’s Warriors games always felt lacking in the combo department, but in Basara, I could pull out the craziest combos I’ve ever seen. It’s so over-the-top :D
      Honestly, tried Samurai Warriors and while the game wasn’t that bad, in the end, it was a bit boring to me. I was spoiled by Capcom at that point. Capcom’s characters are distinctive and vibrant in appearance, while KOEI’s are kinda… bland?

  • Vishant Verma

    werent all of them there in utage…?
    its sad but it seems koei have upped their game and sb is falling short in comparison now

    • Chogokin

      SB4 has 5 brand new characters and 3 more characters from SB2. If you look at information about the game you can see the various changes. SB4 looks better than Utage, and Utage is better than anything Omega Force has made.

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        A bit harsh…but true. Now go watch the recent trailer and see how Lord Hideyoshi beats the entire enemy army’s ass by grappling them into submission.

  • Wappuli

    So again without Itsuki. :c

    Well wasn’t really expecting her to be in anyways, and there are still plenty of cool characters to choose from so all is good.

    • Thomaz Barros

      Her VA is dead, so don’t expect much of her

      • Wappuli

        Yes, I know. But she was in the mobile-game with new VA, Miyuki Sawashiro.
        Although she now voices new character Maria.

        • OneSanitarium

          In an interview, the devs said everyone is alive now, and IIRC they even mentioned Itsuki along with that. So there is hope!

  • brian

    Why use chain swords if you could use a giant electromagnetic suit of armor and spear?
    Or at least it can be electromagnetic and it can fly.

  • Raoni Marques

    January 3rd already?! Wow, gonna grab it for sure!
    I’ve been dying to play this game.

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