Samurai Warriors 5 Leaps Into Action This Summer

Samurai Warriors 5 is coming this summer and brings the series into a brand-new era.

Koei Tecmo announced Samurai Warriors 5 during the February Nintendo Direct, a reimagining of the Samurai Warriors series scheduled for release sometime in summer 2021. Despite debuting during a Nintendo Direct, Samurai Warriors 5 will also release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force intend Samurai Warriors 5 as a fresh start for the series, and it takes place in an all-new era: the Sengoku Period.

The struggle between legendary figures Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi headlines the game's central plot, though Koei Tecmo is keeping most of the details under wraps for now.

Samurai Warriors 5 features re-imagined character designs and a new visual scheme that seems to go heavy on the cel-shaded style. However, it still revolves around the series' signature "1 vs 1,000" combat shared with the Dynasty Warriors series.

Koei Tecmo has more to reveal during a special Samurai Warriors 5 livestream scheduled for February 25.

[Source: Gematsu]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 18th 2021

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