Samurai Warriors 4 marches onto PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week

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Samurai Warriors 4 marches onto PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week

Everything you need to know about the action sequel, out this Friday

First of all, allow me to express my immense appreciation to everyone involved on the Samurai Warriors 4 project who made this day become a reality. As you can imagine, bringing a game from concept to completion is a massive undertaking with many layers of processes. Getting to this point is a major achievement and every launch day is a special one for each person involved, so it’s important that I start off by giving recognition to the great team behind this project!

Equally important is that I express my personal gratitude to all of our loyal fans who have been waiting for more than four years since the previous instalment. Thanks for patiently supporting us throughout the years. We are proud of the action packed experience we’ve created and hope Samurai Warriors 4 meets your expectations and that you’ll have some sleepless nights ahead of you.


I’m sure most of you are aware of what to expect already so allow me to pass on a few pleas from my end in the hopes of making the game more enjoyable for you from the moment you begin your quest.

The opening movie – please make sure to not hit the START button which will skip it! I know everyone is eager to dive into the actual gameplay but great effort has been put in to this by our development team so take time to enjoy it and soak in the atmosphere which exists in the journey that awaits.

In the “Story Mode”, hopefully everyone will play through at least one of the “Regional Stories” which will open up new scenarios allowing you deeper insight into the relationships between different characters as the overall story becomes more apparent. “Chronicle Mode” is another must-try feature allowing you to use a uniquely edited character of your own to travel and explore the land of Japan during the Warring States era.

Some of our devoted fans might have noticed this looking at our development timeline – the PlayStation 4 version of Samurai Warriors 4 was only decided upon after the Japanese launch of both PS3 and PS Vita versions. Initially, the plans for the West included releases on only those platforms as well. However, after the release in Japan, we revisited our original plans and the decision to develop a PS4 version was made, with special consideration of the Western audience. As a result, players in West will be able to select from all three of the PlayStation platforms at launch, giving them the ability to choose the version that best suits their needs whether it be environmental or the systems they own.


For our fans who prefer to play on the PlayStation 4, remember to consider the collector’s edition, Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack, which includes our 10 year anniversary anime masterpiece Samurai Warriors: Legend of the Sanada, along with many other elements selected with you in mind.

Last but not least, apologies for not being able to directly reply to your comments due to my language capabilities and schedule. Please be assured that not just myself but the entire team are taking note of every comment – now that Samurai Warriors 4 has launched and you can check it out for yourself, please let us know your thoughts and what you would like to see in future instalments.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to communicate to you through this community and look forward to the next time I can share my thoughts and news with you. Until then, thank you again and we hope you enjoy exploring the rich tapestry of the Warring States era. We’ll be anxiously awaiting your feedback!

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  • So PS3 and PSVita will be digital only right? I just wish you consider a retail release on your future titles next time. I’ll give it go later on.

  • pre-ordered the ps4 anime edition can’t wait 2 play it sadly i got a bit too much off a backlog so Ar no surge is first. keep up the games and you guys might become the 2nd namco bandai.

  • Sorry for hijacking this thread.

    Any chance for retail Atelier? I have all 3 games released digitally, but I would rather buy them again with nice retail…how about trilogy pack? Think of it.

    But my main question is… are there any chances for next Atelier to be released with physical edition? Sorry, but I’m no longer willing to buy digital games, even if it will be Atelier.

    I bought Deception IV just because it came with nice retail, it’s not great but I like it so far… and I’m willing to support you more if you will release more retails.

    • i only bought the first Atelier for Vita 2 support but after seeing the rest being digital also i stopped buying them.

  • I have the Anime Edition ordered and can’t wait for Friday! Over Samurai Warriors 2, Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends and Samurai Warriors 2 Empires I had over 1,200 hours of gameplay.

  • Can’t wait for a free wekend …hey I’m free this weekend!!! Don’t disturb me as I’ll be busy with the game and Anime :)

    Great call BTW! More delicious stuff on you’re web store is also great :)

    And thanks for feeding my Vita addiction…its spreading to the PS4 as well :)

  • hmmmmm
    still have to finish Dynasty Warriors and Musou Orochi on PS4…..

  • I was looking for the anime edition, but it’s not available in Poland QQ

  • Unsubtle thread hijack alert – any chance that Gitaroo Man will ever hit PSN for PS3/4?

    That is all, back to you Samurai fans!

  • Looks my kinda game. Js love these Japanese games, if it werent for these games, #psvita would have long been dead. As long as I keep getting games like these, I would continue to relish my vita time. 2 Thumbs up!!

  • Can’t wait have the PS4 with anime version on pre-order and looking at my order its being posted tomorrow yay!

    Any news on when Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires will be released in Europe? Will there be a Samurai Warriors Empires (have Samurai Warriors 2 HD with Xtreme Legends and Empires (JP) as well as Samurai Warriors 3 Z and SW3 Empires (both JP)

    Oh and Da Ji should be in EVERY game (hint hint please)

  • This is cool &nice. I’m still playing Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Also I’m still waiting on whatever series will reach out for next gen features! It’ll be awesome!

  • Still got stuff like to do in Warriors Orochi 3 but I’ve already had my preorder processed on the special anime edition for this so can’t wait for it to arrive! :)

  • Can we have a PSN Samurai Warriors 5 combo deal with a PS4 & Vita digital version for £40 ~ 50. With cross save compatibility too. Other than that keep up the good work and EU releases. ^_^

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