Miyamoto Musashi Returns In Samurai Warriors 4

By Eugene . March 23, 2014 . 5:00pm


Utter the name Miyamoto Musashi and even non-Japanophiles are likely to have at least heard of it. The man with two swords doesn’t really stand out in Samurai Warriors 4, a game where dudes fire cannon-lances, shoot lightning and all sorts of other fancy things, but he’s still a force to be reckoned with utilizing his special dual-blade attacks.


His greatest rival, supposedly, is Kojiro Sasaki. The mysterious swordsman dogs Musashi’s steps so it seems, with him placed as always on opposing armies from whichever side Musashi supports.



Today’s fun fact: Kabuki, the famed dance style from Japan, was started by this traveling Izumo priestess. Some say it was her way of begging for alms for the temple she served at. Nonetheless, her art endures. In the game, she’s got less qualms about taking her umbrella to the noggins of foes, and if she’s truly in danger can unleash fiery hell from it.



Goemon Ishikawa:

Rob from the rich, give to the poor. Japan’s own version of Robin Hood is Goemon Ishikawa (who… kinda looks like E. Honda’s ancestor). In previous games, his tale had him searching for the ultimate treasure of Japan, or alternatively falling for Okuni and following her as her bodyguard. While he doesn’t quite sport the same-sized cannon as Tokugawa Ieyasu, his is just as good. It might even be a modified fireworks cannon, going by his special’s colorful antics.



Samurai Warriors 4 is now available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • dragoon_slayer12

    I’m picking up DW8 for the vita Tuesday, and I wouldn’t, kind of, mind getting this, but what happened to orochi ultimate?

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Welcome back, Okuni. っ◔◡◔)っ ♥

  • Masa

    Musashi still looks the same as he did in SW2/3, wish they gave him an update like most of the other characters, he looks so boring.

    • Thatguy

      He was cut in SW3 (along with Sasaki Kojiro) so it’s good, that he is playable in SW4.

  • My copy is on the way, can’t wait to play Lady Hayakawa, Kai, Oichi and Nene

  • Yan Zhao

    And I bet Goemon will still be F-tier just like he was in every other game he appeared in, hah.

  • Ixbran

    Sorry for being a nagger, but you guys forgot Kojiro’s video.

    • windrincar

      Those crimson blades remind me with Zhong Hui


    Musashi needs a new outfit. Everyone else seems to have some sort of re-design but his costume looks pretty much the same as his SW2 threads.

    • leingod

      It does! I also never fully liked his face in this series…

      • MVRK HNTR

        Same here. He was OP in SW2 though. Final weapon with the slay / demon element and he literally cleaves everything like the proverbial “hot knife through butter”

  • leingod

    Game looks dope. A shame they’re not bringing it in english for Vita :(

    • Thatguy

      They didn’t say anything about english version or Vita version.

  • fairysun

    Did they change Okuni voice actress? She does not sound too sultry in the clip, Phsaw ….

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