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Samurai Warriors 5

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 26, 2021
PCJul 26, 2021
PlayStation 4Jul 26, 2021
Xbox OneJul 26, 2021
Xbox Series X/SJul 26, 2021
PlayStation 5Jul 26, 2021

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Genre: Action

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. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5! - Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. - Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period. - Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. - Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.

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Samurai Warriors 5 won't shock anyone who's played one of Omega Force's Warriors games before, but it does present a great new style and enough over-the-top action to keep you coming back.

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Samurai Warriors 5 is a competent and conventional musou. Forgetting the experiments of Dynasty Warriors 9, it is business as usual, with some new interesting but not revolutionary actions. It has plenty of characters and weapons to keep you grinding to infinity. The gameplay is simple and repetitive, but you probably already knew that by now.

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Samurai Warriors holds onto its status as the best of the three Warriors series. Omega Force has refined their aged formula with a focus on narrative, more challenging combat, and more rewarding character progression. Let's just hope they can hold onto this momentum...

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I lament that personal character movesets have fallen by the wayside in favor of weapon category movesets and if you get quickly bored with these games I don’t think this one will blow you away. That said, Samurai Warriors 5 is a gorgeous game telling a classic story full of awesome characters and it doesn’t require much more investment than that. If that’s all you need, this is one of the best the Musou franchise has to offer.

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Samurai Warriors 5 - Final Trailer

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SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 - Theme Song Trailer (EXILE: One Nation)

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SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 – Character Trailer


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