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Samurai Warriors 5 Switch Brings Sengoku Madness

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Samurai Warriors 5

Koei Tecmo is ready to let you take the chaos of the Sengoku Era with you in Samurai Warriors 5 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2021. Presented at the February 18, 2021 Nintendo Direct stream, the newest entry in Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors spinoff series focuses on two key figures of the time: Oda Nobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide.

The two warlords were among the most prominent figures of the Sengoku era. Oda Nobunaga is regarded as the first samurai-era warlord to conquer and unify the provinces of Japan. For his part, Akechi Mitsuhide is best known as Nobunaga’s assassin, serving as Nobunaga’s ally, and later orchestrating the incident that ended his life in 1582.

Have a look at the trailer from the Nintendo Direct:

Samurai Warriors 5 will be the first new entry in the franchise since 2014’s Samurai Warriors 4 on the PS3 and PS Vita (though that game received multiple expansions through 2016). It was originally announced in 2019, but pushed back beyond 2020. 2019 also saw Samurai Warriors 4 DX receive a Japan-exclusive Switch and PS4 release. As for the Warriors franchise proper, the Switch has received plenty: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme LegendsHyrule Warriors, and Fire Emblem Warriors are just some to come to Nintendo’s platform.

The familiar Samurai Warriors gameplay of one-versus-one-thousand brawling is on display, as are updated character designs and graphics. Other characters that look to be Samurai Warriors takes on Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Nobunaga’s sister Oichi also show up in the trailer.

Samurai Warriors 5 Switch

Samurai Warriors 5 is due for release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2021.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.