It’s been a hot minute since we made a new article about KOEI Tecmo’s Warriors Orochi 4, arriving this October on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Though we finally have some juicy information about the game that isn’t just revealing a new character (which there are five in total for the game).
Over the weekend, KOEI Tecmo showed off Warriors Orochi 4 at ACGHK 2018, with producer Masaki Furusawa sharing more information on what the game will offer, and delve deeper into what Sacred Treasures are. Also at the event they showed off some Athena gameplay, where she wields her Sword and Shield (Aegis) to devastating results. You can find the full video of all this attached at the bottom.
However onto the cool bits of information Furusawa graced us with. Warriors Orochi 4 will bring us a far more supernatural experience into the story along with how the Sacred Treasures and Greek Gods will offer. This entry will also feature 170 playable characters (five of which are completely new, and 29 that have never been in the Orochi sub-series before). Along with these two bits, something a bit more interesting now is Furusawa goes on to explain that there will be more online functionality other than just your usual expected online story co-op – including modes never before seen in a Warriors title. He then goes on to elaborate about a 3v3 online mode that’ll allow up to six players to enjoy the game at once.
To end it off, he reconfirms that online and offline splitscreen co-op will be making it’s return.
Some more information has also been shown about the Sacred Treasures, which enable Divine Arts (Skills) allowing your character to perform an assortment of moves, including drawing in enemies, shooting them from afar or an area of effect attack. Divine Arts can be charged up to increase it’s output. It also was confirmed that Mounts are implemented as a Divine Art, which you can use to summon a Horse to your side. You can also after racking up enough combos perform a Combination Divine Art, which essentially gives you a major buff in damage and speed, however if you aren’t able to keep up the combo the buff will wane.
At the end of it all, Furusawa states that game is nearing it’s release (October 16th/19th for us Westerners), and that the game is in it’s final stages of development. He really hopes you will enjoy the game and that the 5 year wait will of been worth it.
Below you can find the full broadcast of the event – for those interested around 19:40 time stamp is when the Athena gameplay starts.
What are your thoughts on Warriors Orochi 4? Are you excited to get it? Which platform is your choice? Let us know in those comments!