Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes hits PS3, Wii October 12

Capcom nails down release date for historical beat-'em-up from Devil May Cry 4 producer on Sony, Nintendo consoles.

In 2005, Capcom released Devil Kings in North America, but the game, a Westernized version of Sengoku Basara, attracted few loyal subjects. The publisher is giving the series a second shot at worldwide acclaim, as today it issued an October 12 North American release date for Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes for the PlayStation 3 and Wii.

Strike a pose!

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes has players hack their way through the events and people of feudal Japan, much like Koei's long-standing Samurai Warriors franchise. The game features large-scale battles of "hundreds of opponents," and players will be able to assume control of more than 10 different legendary samurai for use on the field of war.

The game's development is being overseen by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, best known as the producer of Devil May Cry 4. Kobayashi has been involved in the franchise from day one, serving as producer for both Devil Kings and the original Sengoku Basara.

For more on Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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25 comments
somedude342
somedude342

this game looks like it'll be interesting to play as well as fun...can't wait to see how it all ends up

asherlin77
asherlin77

Is this the same game franchise as Sengoku 1-3 on NEO GEO?

demonkillerx
demonkillerx

capcom, plz make one more Devil May Cry!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Damn. I was hoping this was gonna be an old school 2D shooter. I love Sengoku Blade.

FabioPizzini
FabioPizzini

If it is not a port from WII to PS3 i will buy it!

Tenjikuronin
Tenjikuronin

This game looks great, I can't wait to play it on my Wii.

wolfyrabbit
wolfyrabbit

how come i haven't seen any sexual themes in this game?

Waranabatokwa
Waranabatokwa

@johny300 totally agree.. this is so much better than DW..

Waranabatokwa
Waranabatokwa

i love this series! i'm glad they changed ieyasu's appearance..

tekkelite
tekkelite

i hate dynasty warrior type games give me something with substance

chucknoddis
chucknoddis

whoever thinks that i am cool give me a thumbs up cmon i like video games!

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truthbetold101
truthbetold101

i don't want to sound ignorant, but this just looks like a cross between street fighter and dynasty warriors.... anyone else feel the same way?

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

about time i can't wait for this and sw3 my hack and slash needs on the wii will be complete

wonzan
wonzan

thats pretty far off. The gameplay videos gave the impression that it was nearly complete.

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

I enjoyed the first Devil Kings title so am kind of looking forward to this game as it's like Dynasty Warriors only better.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

Well, as a Samurai Warriors fan (at least until the series decided to go Wii exclusive...) this looks fun. I'm glad they did away with the localization mistake of just slapping demon-themed names on everything and calling it a day, though, that was an insult to western gamers' intelligence. It does seem an acknowledgement that this game is primarily a Japanese domestic title when they don't release a 360 version, though, which is especially unusual for Capcom since they so frustratingly went out of their way to provide 360 exclusives earlier this generation.