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Samurai Warriors 5 fans in the west will be able to try out the game with a newly-announced demo.

As announced by Koei Tecmo today, the demo is going live on July 20. Players can experience two stages with a choice of Hideyoshi Hashiba, No, Tokugawa Ieyasu, or Toshiie Maeda. Note that progress can be transferred to the final game.

Samurai Warriors 5 is due out for Switch in North America and Europe on July 27.


A fresh batch of Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires details have emerged from this week’s issue of Famitsu. The latest tidbits confirm an explorable open field, character creator inspired by Nioh 2, and more.

Here’s the full roundup, courtesy of Siliconera:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been updated again on Switch. As of today, all players can access version 1.2.1.

Below are the full patch notes:

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has reemerged with a brand new gameplay trailer. You can check out today’s video below.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will launch later this year. In Japan, Koei Tecmo will release a 20th Anniversary Box containing the game, art book, 94 character cards, and two-disc soundtrack. Additional information about the game can be found here.

Alongside the first wave of DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the game has received a new update. Players can download version 1.2.0.

Below are the official patch notes:

Now that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has received its first wave of DLC, footage has starting to pop up online. We’ve included gameplay showing off the contents of Pulse of the Ancients below.

Koei Tecmo is letting fans try out Samurai Warriors 5 with a new demo. The trial went up on the Japanese Switch eShop, and will likely be made available in the west in the near future.

Here’s some footage:

Koei Tecmo has issued a new Japanese commercial for Samurai Warriors 5. Take a look at the advert below.

Samurai Warriors 5 is due out for Switch on June 24 in Japan. It will follow on July 27 in the west.

Koei Tecmo has issued a “final” trailer for Samurai Warriors 5 ahead of the game’s initial launch in Japan. We’ve included it below.

Samurai Warriors 5 will first debut in Japan on June 24. It will follow on July 27 in North America and Europe.

The purchase bonus for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s Expansion Pass is out now. When you purchase the DLC, you’ll gain immediate access to the Prototype Ancient Helm, Cuirass, and Greaves.

Here’s a look at the costume in action: