Samurai Warriors 3 slicing US Wiis
Nintendo announces deal with Tecmo Koei to bring next installment in Dynasty Warriors spin-off exclusively to its latest console.
Two years ago, Koei introduced its historical Japanese action series to the Wii with Samurai Warriors: Katana. However, the first-person on-rails action game deviated from formula, eschewing the third-person hack-and-slash gameplay for which the franchise and its many sibling series had become known.
That game flopped with critics, but now Koei (Tecmo Koei, to be precise) is attempting a more traditional adaptation of Samurai Warriors for the console. Nintendo today announced "a unique partnership" with the publisher to bring the Wii-exclusive Samurai Warriors 3 to North America this fall. The game was released in Japan in December.
Samurai Warriors 3 will forgo the system's motion controls entirely, instead allowing players to hack through battlefields full of fodder with a Wii Remote-and-Nunchuk combo, the Classic Controller (Pro or "amateur"), or a GameCube pad. Although it seeks to return to the form of previous games in the series, Samurai Warriors 3 will include a handful of new gameplay features, including" kaiden" special moves that go above and beyond the existing "musou" attacks.
The game will also include two-player online and offline cooperative gameplay with some form of sharing feature, as well as a new gameplay mode based on a Nintendo Entertainment System game never released outside of Japan, Nazo no Murasamejo (The Mysterious Murasame Castle).
For more on the next installment of Samurai Warriors 3, check out GameSpot's hands-on coverage of the Japanese edition of the game, straight from the 2009 Tokyo Game Show.
The Most Disturbing Pokemon In The Pokedex Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 2 “The Old Man and the Seat” Breakdown Pokemon Sword & Shield: What To Do When You Beat The Game Resident Evil: Project Resistance - Mastermind Gameplay Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- November 17-23, 2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is A Huge Step For Respawn PS5 Controller Patent Teases The Next DualShock - GS News Update Death Stranding - Chapter 7 Walkthrough (No Commentary) 16 Minutes Of Sparklite Gameplay Borderlands 3's First Story DLC Includes Handsome Jack & Mad Moxxi - GS News Update Destiny 2 - Defeating The Undying Mind Boss In Vex Offensive Final Assault Death Stranding - Chapter 6 Walkthrough (No Commentary)
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email email@example.com