People playing through Koei Tecmo strategic simulations and action games often find themselves with some sort of hub area. It’s a place to stop between battles to make decisions concerning their empire, outfit characters, or have members of the army bond to increase relationships. In Samurai Warriors 4: Empires, players will have a Castle, a base which grows as a player grows in battle.
The Samurai Warriors 4: Empires Castle is a little more important, since this is an Empires title. From here, players will be able to make decisions regarding staffing, army makeup, provisions, political agendas, and of course relationship building. It starts off as a small building, but grows as the player grows in battle.
People are important in Samurai Warriors 4: Empires, as is knowing a little something about their history. If someone is paired with a position they held in real life, they might be better at it or have access to special events related to the role. Be aware of who you assign to tasks like Development, Diplomacy, Recruitment, and Strategy. They will also be more productive and enjoy higher synergy if they work with someone they may have actually known. Keeping people with similar personalities together also works to a player’s advantage.
The Castle is also where people will determine how to handle situations. It’s possible to throw armies at volatile situations, but diplomatic options may also be available. Consulting the Military and Foreign Affairs Magistrates, as well as Strategists, is key to finding the most successful way to maintain and expand the empire.
Samurai Warriors 4: Empires will be available in North America on March 15, 2016 and in Europe on March 11, 2016. Only the PlayStation 4 will see physical and digital releases, as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions will be PlayStation Store exclusives.