PR: Samurai Warriors 4 Empires’ New Features

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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We’re about a month away from the release of Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, and Koei Tecmo is preparing us for battle in the Warring States era once again with a couple of new features that will really help make you feel like your character’s experience is your own, by allowing you to ‘substitute’ your custom samurai to take the place of a historical figure from the era, thereby shaping history as you see fit. You’ll also be able to build and refit your own castle, so who knows, you could end up being the most stylish daimyo in the land! We have Koei Tecmo’s press release, videos and screens below. Enjoy!


Brand New Information and Assets Detail New Castle Customization and Character Substitution Features and Emphasize Strategic Importance of Resources

 BURLINGAME, Calif.—February 16, 2016KOEI TECMO America today released new assets and information detailing the character substitution and castle customization features in upcoming strategy epic Samurai Warriors 4 Empires. Slated for release across North America on March 15, 2016, the game will be available in stores for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld system.

Character Substitution is one of the most exciting new features to debut in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires. Players will be able to fully create and customize their playable character’s appearance, political proclivities, and move sets, as well as personalized family crests, Musou kanji, and portraits. Player-created characters will be fully immersed in the drama of the era, taking part in the lives of historical figures (either as friends or foes). Players will also be able to swap a historical character with a custom character in unlocked cutscenes, allowing for a more customized experience.

To add to the level of customization in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, developer Omega Force has implemented a brand new Castle Customization feature, allowing players to build a Castle to their specifications as well as decorate it with unlockable decorative wallpapers, or with banners that can be collected by completing missions. These banners often offer extra bonuses, such as increased income, supplies, commerce, and fame.


Lastly, KOEI TECMO has released information on the strategic importance of exploiting in game Facilities of conquered territories. When ruling over a territory that has one or more Facilities, a number of related policies become available. This means that it is not just a matter of which clans are defeated, but also where they are based and what resources they can add to the player’s fief. A few examples of these Facilities include the economy-boosting Mines, the Trading Post, the army-upgrading Gunsmith (which allows for riflemen), Horse Farms (which allows for mounted units), the espionage-instigating Ninja Village (which enables Assassination missions), and the more invigorating Hot Springs, among many others. The clever use and acquisition of these Facilities gives players a competitive edge in their quest to either rule or unite Japan, and can be used to bestow great tactical and strategic advantages.


For more news and information on Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, please visit the official website at, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

About Samurai Warriors 4 Empires

Samurai Warriors 4 Empires marks the return of the Empires brand in the Samurai Warriors universe after a nine year hiatus. Since the 2007 release of Samurai Warriors 2 Empires for the PlayStation®2, Samurai Warriors has grown to become one of the most successful and acclaimed titles in the Warriors franchise. This revamped version of the fan-favorite installment features improved gameplay mechanics and an expanded, intuitive governing system, and explores the effects that building in-depth relationships and alliances have in times of war.


Castle Customization

Character Substitution


Source: Press Release

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