In the wake of the glut of announcements following E3, more games continue to release information. It has been 7 years since the release of Warriors Orochi 3 and now the fourth main release in the spin-off series, which combines fighters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, has been slated for release in October this year. This is according to a press release put out by Koei Tecmo, who also announced that Warriors Orochi 4 will feature the return of co-op gameplay, something which is sure to be greeted with positive feedback from fans of the series.
The game is also confirmed to be releasing on all major consoles, as well as Steam, and will feature 170 characters from both of the main series the game draws its roster from. Perhaps the most interesting piece of news from the press release is as follows:
“This latest fusion title features the inaugural appearance of Magic abilities, allowing characters to wield phenomenally powerful and visually impressive attacks against their most challenging foes. These new-found powers come from the Gods’ most divine artefacts: the Sacred Treasures. In this distorted, merged version of their worlds, all Warriors are unexpectedly gifted with a Sacred Treasure that fuels their spell-casting attacks. Alongside their legacy moves and special attacks they can now cast ranged and targeted spells, or even combine their powers with those of an ally for truly devastating blows!”
Although the series has managed to retain its popularity well, this addition could be the feature that really pushes the game firmly into the current, high-powered, generation of consoles and PC’s. You can visit the website here to take a look at some nice screen shots, as well as all the featured characters in their entirety.
Warriors Orochi 4 is releasing on all major consoles, as well as Steam, on October 19th.