Koei Tecmo is making another entry into its popular musou franchise. Back in feudal Japan, its latest title is the fifth installment to the Samurai Warriors series. The game is slated for release on July 27th across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. But a demo is launching out on July 20th for anyone to get a test drive experience of the upcoming title.
Coming in the form of a tweet, the official announcement by KOEI TECMO AMERICA gives insight on what to expect in the trial version. Particularly, by highlighting the first two stages as well as the four playable characters, Ieyasu, Hashiba, Maeda, and No. These figures are the in-game representations of historical personas in Japanese history, which comes off familiar to anyone privy on the subject.
The two stages may not be much to get by for long. But it is more than sufficient in giving interested parties an experience with the game. This is also considering the fact that there are four playable characters to choose from. Each of which is unique enough from the other to offer varied experiences during the demo.
Another interesting aspect of the proclamation is the link between the demo and the full game. That is, in how the progress made in the former would carry over to the latter should players opt to make the purchase. This means anyone who’d spend significant time in the demo need not have to re-do everything from scratch in the full game. But, of course, there is nothing wrong with starting from the beginning anew if the player chooses not continue from the demo’s advancement.
Fans familiar with the series would see an ostensive change from the game’s visuals, making for a fresh take to it. Its beautiful aesthetics is truly something to behold and would be an eye-candy to anyone who appreciates the art style.
In an interview with TheGamer, Koei Tecmo president Hisashi Koinuma reveals how the game will perform on supported platforms. Specifically, in how there would be around 150-200 enemies appearing on-screen at any time. But mileage may vary according to the platform, insinuating how relatively weaker hardware like the Switch could be at the minimum number.
Samurai Warriors 5 will also likely run on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility mode. But there is confirmation that it will not be having a current-gen version upgrade.
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