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Samurai Warriors 5 Announced on Nintendo Direct

The new cartoon-style design decreased Nobunaga Oda's evilness gauge by 50%.

Nintendo Direct offered a lot of novelty to gamers, including the announcement of new titles from franchises that are already known and even established in the market. One of those releases announced was Samurai Warriors 5, Dynasty Warriors' Japanese sibling.

The latest musou game in the series will be set in the Sengoku Period of Japan and follow historical figures like Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. The new game will be developed by Omega Force, a division of Koei Tecmo, and have new features: both old and original characters, evolving enemy forces as time passes in the story, and the frenetic unstoppable hack 'n slash action that makes us feel like a one-man-army amidst thousand soldiers.

The biggest change is the revamped friendly, artistic design which wouldn't be strange if it were a Switch exclusive, but it's not. Logically, my conclusion considers the design weird?

The game official description is as follows:

Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

You can also check out the trailer below.

Announced for Switch, Samurai Warriors 5 will also launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam) during the summer of 2021. A specific date has yet to be confirmed.

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