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access_time January 13, 2016 at 9:25 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Samurai Warriors 4 Empires bonus content details revealed

Today KOEI TECMO America has shared new information regarding the pre-order bonus content for their upcoming title, Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, as well as details surrounding new characters and the game’s battle system.

Those who decide to pre-order the game from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Canada, or GameStop will get a special “Bonus Item Set” that consists of an additional castle option, the “Golden Castle”, the extra “Osaka Campaign” scenario, and an additional costume for Takakage Kobayakawa. Fans will also receive an exclusive costume for Lady Hayakawa.


For those wondering, Lady Hayakawa is only one of the historically known women of influence that will be available to players in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires. The game features the first appearance of individualized minor officers, including over 200 male and female officers, each boasting their own unique appearances and stats. Each officer is based on warriors, known lords and ladies, and dynamic personalities who left their mark on history.

KOEI TECMO has also shared two new gameplay videos that details some of your options in battle preparation and on the battlefield. Check these videos out below:

Battle Gameplay:

Battle Preparation:

Here are the details on tactics, formations, and engagements, as presented on the official press release:

Tactics fall into two categories: basic tactics, which are deployed prior to battle, and executable tactics, which are deployed during battle. Basic tactics involve actions such as managing troop economy, blocking enemy aid, and taking action to increase troop strength prior to engagement, whereas executable tactics involve battle strategies such as charging with cavalry and capturing enemy officers.

Formations affect the way an army is structured, with specific formations offering bonuses on attack, defense or speed. A well thought out and balanced strategy is essential when choosing formations, as the enemy could use opposing formations to overrun player troops.

Engagements in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires follow the classic Empires style of ‘Base Battles.’ By conquering enemy bases and converting them to allied bases, players can establish supply lines that link strongholds together on the battlefield. Players can also claim “chains” of enemy bases by cutting off enemy supply lines and isolating them, and an enemy base positioned in-between two allied bases will automatically be converted to the player’s side! Analyzing enemy battalion placements and efficiently cooperating with allies can help players bolster their supply lines until they can lay siege to the main enemy camp. These options add a wide variety of strategic elements to the exhilaration of the game’s “one versus a thousand” battle style iconic to the Warriors franchise.

Are you looking forward to the upcoming strategy game?


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