One Of These Beauties Isn’t A Lady In Samurai Warriors 4

By Eugene . January 30, 2014 . 5:30pm


Samurai Warriors 4 updates us with two characters showing off their moves—Nohime, Oda Nobunaga’s wife, and Mori Ranmaru. While Nohime is most definitely a beautiful lady, it isn’t hard to see why some might accidentally think Ranmaru is as well. At least, they might in Samurai Warriors where he’s depicted as he is in the below video.



Samurai Warriors 4 is set to be published for the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita on March 20th.

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  • Amalaira

    Genderbender too strong!!!!

  • ifidontwhowill

    I used Ranmaru Mori all through WO3 and didn’t actually realize it was a guy. It changes nothing though. One of my favorite characters. Can’t wait for this to be localized.

  • venomryu

    I got to get this game

  • RunningWild1984

    I never understood these games compared to the beat’em ups of old. Ok, you fight dozens of enemies on screen at once… but they don’t do anything.

    • popyea

      Yeah, the overall effect is quite different. I’d say action games like what Platinum produce are closer in essence to the arcade beat-em-up formula.

    • Zak Ledward

      If you play DW8 on Chaos mode, you’ll think otherwise.

      DW8 or Orochi 3 ultimate (unlimited mode). Of course, the game will be easier on easy/normal/ and even hard, but Chaos is quite difficult if you aren’t prepared beforehand.

      Still have to say DW5 Chaos scares me the most

      Though don’t get me wrong, Bayonetta on the highest difficulty is a nightmare I’ll never accept willingly


        >Still have to say DW5 Chaos scares me the most
        me and my best friend gave up in finishing the game too much BS >_>

        • Zak Ledward

          Exactly. Oh what? Gan Ning at 1% HP? Better tell the ONLY peasant in the game to use his stun so that Gan Ning can true musou your ass into the ground. Good Luck trying for Da Qiao’s 4th AGAIN

          Don’t even get me started with Hu Lao Gate…


      stop playing on normal and see if the enemies will keep doing nothing.

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        Hard & Chaos mode is too hard for Level 1 characters. The AI is more aggressive but it’s annoying that they have tons of health and massive attack power for Level 1 characters.
        So it’s just obvious most people judge the game from normal mode that they played first, since most of next difficulity is too hard for level 1 characters.

        If anything, Koei should increase the AI for normal mode imo. So player can feel the challenge since the beginning.

        PS2 Warriors game feels A LOT harder than current one

      • RunningWild1984

        I’ve never really played any of these games like Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors or Sengoku Basara, etc. I played the Ken’s Rage demo and got bored with it.

        I’d rather just play Streets Of Rage or something.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Sengoku Basara 4…annoying little bastard enemies, the lot of them, and all of their crazy special formation attacks.

    • Adam I.

      The older games (well, I have Samurai Warriors 2 in mind here) were better in that regard imo. Less enemies but they were more aggressive + there were more varied enemy types in general. In recent games Koei has been trying to fit as many enemies on screen as possible. Naturally, the more enemies you clump together the weaker the AI has to be…

      Hopefully Koei strikes a balance with the enemy count/AI soon. DW8XL on the PS4 looks ridiculous with all those enemies just standing around like that.

  • AxionAzure

    Ranmaru is such a trap

  • Ashley Patrick

    Oh my god i want this game now! hopefully they will port it over to North America soon, hell i wouldn’t mind it with out the english voice overs since i never use them anyways. WANTS on so many levels! <3

  • Ed Reiher

    This game looks great, hopefully soon we will here talks of localization of Warriors Orochi 3.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      you mean WO3 Ultimate

      • Ed Reiher

        yes thank’s for the correction.

  • Learii

    Ranmaru and his long sword <3

  • doubleO7
  • icecoffemix

    Nohime sure has changed since the last time I saw her on Sengoku Basara… 1?

  • Chido55

    While stressing on the fact that he’s a guy, he got some ambiguous CV and wear shorts, revealing his long, pale legs.

    I’d hit that (Y)

  • Why March, ugh

  • DragKudo

    Doesn’t seem like Ranmaru changed. He was wearing shorts, looked and sounded like a female in chronicles.

    Also In real history wasn’t Ranmaru one of Nobunaga’s fun boys.

  • cyberkinghardy

    First time visiting SW4’s site, I already know that Ranmaru’s a guy just seeing his picture. I don’t know why he is being mistaken as a woman.

  • Lester Paredes

    They sure like their androgyny!

  • Göran Isacson

    Meanwhile Nobunaga is watching this article going all “awww yiisss”. Damn that man. So… pimp

  • shuyai

    For people who say Ranmaru looks like a girl, well he is a Bishounen gay with Nobunaga.

  • Well, it’s not -that- surprising. After all, Ranmaru was known to be historically very young, and beautiful looking. He’s portrayed like that in lots of medias. Plus, it was something usual for men to have a love/sexual relationship during that era.

    v Lewd.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      “Uh…are you sure about that?” hahaha, that’s hilarious~.

  • fairysun

    Plot Twist:
    Ranmaru Mori is a girl and Nouhime is not actually a woman.

  • Yan Zhao

    Even Siliconera makes fun of Ranmaru, lol.

  • MrJechgo

    No “It’s a trap!” joke?
    That’s new…

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Or at least a picture of Captain Ackbar~.

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