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After it was announced last week, Koei Tecmo has quickly followed up with more coverage for Samurai Warriors 5. The game is now confirmed to be launching for Switch on June 24 in Japan and July 27 in the west.

Koei Tecmo also shared the latest details today. We have a new batch of information below, along with a trailer.

System: Switch
Release date: February 23, 2021
Developer: Koei Tecmo / Omega Force
Publisher: Atlus


Less than a month after the Switch launched in March 2017, Atlus and P-Studio released the critically acclaimed RPG Persona 5 on PlayStation platforms – and since then, fans of the franchise have been begging the powers that be for a Switch release of the high school simulator/interdimensional dungeon-crawler. That has yet to happen, but the launch of Persona 5 Strikers is perhaps the next best thing – a sequel that shares the iconic characters and sense of style of Persona 5, but featuring an entirely new story and style of gameplay that’s even faster and flashier than the original game. Strikers is an excellent action game with an engaging narrative that is sure to captivate any fan of the franchise – but newcomers to Persona may have a hard time jumping in without playing the original.

Since the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, there’s been plenty of talk regarding the possibility of DLC. There was certainly evidence of the possibility after voice clips for unused characters were datamined.

Today’s Nintendo Direct has now officially confirmed that DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is happening. Below are the full details:

Samurai Warriors 5 is in development for Switch, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force announced during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. A release is planned for this summer.

Samurai Warriors 5 is the latest addition to the hack and slash franchise. The previous entry in the franchise Samurai Warriors 4, came out in 2014. Samurai Warriors 5 marks a return of the series to Nintendo platforms.

Here’s a look at Samurai Warriors 5:

Koei Tecmo reported its latest financial results today, revealing new shipment data for a few different titles.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now confirmed to have shipped 3.5 million copies worldwide. That’s the highest amount for any single Warriors title ever, Koei Tecmo has stated.

The same report also provides an update on a couple of other releases. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy has shipped 220,000 copies across all platforms in Japan and Asia. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle is at 100,000 copies in both regions.

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Bandai Namco has shared a new One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 trailer featuring upcoming DLC character Kozuki Oden. Give it a look below.

Kozuki Oden will be featured in the Wano Country Pack DLC pack for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, which arrives on December 17. Okiku and Kin’emon are included in the same pack. You can find their trailers here and here.

System: Switch
Release date: November 20, 2020
Developer: Koei Tecmo / Omega Force
Publisher: Nintendo


In true Musou/Warriors fashion, the original Hyrule Warriors was Koei Tecmo’s take on a completely original story that introduced new characters like Lana, Cia, and Linkle and saw a darker, more mature take on the Zelda IP. Omega Force used the studio’s hack-and-slash prowess to give us one of the most intense and action-oriented Zelda titles to date, and now the follow-up takes us back – way back – to long before the Calamity plagued Hyrule in the timeline of Breath of the Wild. The game brings with it the usual Musou greatness Omega Force is known for while featuring Breath of the Wild’s aesthetic and storyline instead of the more stylized Musou approach that we saw with the original Hyrule Warriors.

Bandai Namco has released a new One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 trailer featuring upcoming DLC character Okiku. We have it below.

Okiku will be included in the third DLC pack for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 this winter. Kin’emon is a part of that same pack.

A couple of weeks ago, we translated a short developer interview for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity published in Famitsu. Since then, the Japanese magazine actually shared a follow-up discussion that is significantly more in-depth.

The interview again featured producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Ryouta Matsushita as well as Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma. The three developers talked about various topics such as the Zelda team’s supervision, making the story, incorporating Breath of the Wild elements (like the graphics and gameplay elements), and much more. We’ve once again prepared a full translation, which you can read below. 

Bandai Namco has released a new One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 trailer that highlights upcoming DLC character Kin’emon. Watch it below.

Kin’emon will be included in the third DLC pack for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 this winter. Kiku is also confirmed, though we’re waiting to hear about the final new character.