Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes being told on PSP in Japan

Capcom's historic beat-'em-up franchise confirmed for PSP release in island nation next summer; Western outing TBA.

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Capcom didn't exactly win over Western critics with Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, a Dynasty Warriors-style beat-'em-up that received a drubbing upon its release for the PlayStation 3 and Wii in October. Still, the game did attain a measure of commercial success, with Capcom saying as part of its April-September earnings report that the game met or exceeded its sales expectations of 500,000 units.

Sengoku Basara will return in Japan this summer.

As such, it comes as no surprise that the franchise will continue beyond Samurai Heroes. Today, Capcom updated its official blog to reveal that Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes will arrive for the PSP in Japan this summer. Unfortunately for Western audiences, Capcom has not yet confirmed a release outside of Japan.

Capcom did not detail what gamers can expect from Chronicle Heroes. However, it will likely stick close Samurai Heroes' formula. In that game, players hacked their way through the events and people of feudal Japan, much like Koei's long-standing Samurai Warriors franchise. The game featured large-scale battles of "hundreds of opponents," and players were able to assume control of more than 10 legendary samurai for use on the field of war.

For more on the most recent installment in the franchise, check out GameSpot's review of the Wii and PS3 versions of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

Discussion

12 comments
okeanis
okeanis

Typo in the Title.... I'm happy that it sold enough so that the series can continue being released here. The humor and the fact that it doesn't take it self that seriously is rather lost on the western audience. It's a good time of game-play when your in the mood for a good pick-me-up.

qubeley
qubeley

I think the game was quite underrated. I bought it with skeptism, but end up enjoying it a lot with all the bizzare and ridiculously over the top characters. I think the west just didn't get the humour and thinking it as a hardcore historic hack'n slash game.

Spyder_V
Spyder_V

Gah... what is Capcom doing? So sad that I actually prefer Dynasty Warriors to this.

Spyder_V
Spyder_V

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danwarecritic
danwarecritic

I love the Sengoku Basara series, so I'm looking forward to Chronicle Heroes.

Doomguard3
Doomguard3

Another one ? Wont they ever stop cloning those repetitive games ?

wannorious
wannorious

The video does not display anything about the game, but being repetitive

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

That gameplay video did not make this game look very appealing. I can imagine that being fun for a little while but not for an extended period of time.

vadicta
vadicta

"Being told in Japan" I'm not sure if that's a typo or a horrible pun...

DerrickDnaruto
DerrickDnaruto

If they do bring it down here I hope they make it possible to put the original Japanese voices on I was not to much of a fan of the english voices.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

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