The latest Warriors All-Stars Information dump introduces more of the game’s heroes, as well as details on improving members of your team. We learn about the Ninja Gaiden and Nioh cast members heading into battle, as well as Hero Cards and relaxing activities.
Let’s start with the new heroes. This time, the focus is on the Shiki Clan. These are the characters who follow Shiki, the son of Warriors All-Star’s monarch, into battle. Many of them are well known figures. Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabasa and Ayane are both on this side, as is William Adams from Nioh. Samurai Warriors is represented too, with Yukimura Sanada, Naotora Ii, and Mitsunari Ishida showing up.
But most interesting are Darius and Hajime Arima. They are two characters from Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time (Harukanaru Toki no Naka de), a Koei Tecmo Neo Romance series of otome visual novels that is almost always set in Japan’s past. These two characters appeared in Haruka: Beyond the Streams of Time 6, an installment set during the Taisho period of Japanese history. Darius is a member of the Demon Clan, while Hajime is a captain in the Imperial Army.
The other Warriors All-Stars details go over what people will do when outside of combat and visiting the Sanctuary. One important element is Hero Cards. These can be found during battle and equipped by members of your party. By taking them to Sanctuary’s Refinery, you can create, refine, and sell these cards to make them more useful. There is also a Headquarters building, an Inn where characters may relax and visit a hot spring, a Practice Arena where you can improve characters, and a Tavern where different characters from different series bond.
Warriors All-Stars will come to the PlayStation 4 and PC in North America on August 29, 2017, followed by a September 1, 2017 European release.