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KOEI TECMO Reveals brand new ‘Castles’ feature in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires

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Burlingame, Calf. – November 12, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America is pleased to reveal today assets and detailed information on one of the most exciting and comprehensive new features in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires: the Castle!

The Castle provides players with a single, intuitive dashboard for all of their pre and post-battle decisions, and elevates Samurai Warriors 4 Empires from a tactical action title to a strategy-focused epic. Essentially a command center, the Castle is where the player can regulate interior and foreign affairs, formulate political and military strategy, and utilize their allied officers’ skills to grow their army’s size, power, and loyalty.

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Starting off as a cluster of small rooms and growing to a multi-tiered stronghold, players can use the Castle interface to assign various tasks and Magistrate titles to their most trusted and valued allied officers. These tasks can vary from Recruitment to Diplomacy and from Development to Strategy. Regardless of the direction the player chooses to take, a careful, skill-based selection of allies will yield better results, such as more soldiers, more allies, and more gold, etc.

As relationships are pivotal to all Empires games, pairing allied officers with a friendly disposition will create high synergy, which will produce faster and better results. Furthermore, since all officers in Samurai Warriors 4 Empires are based on historical figures with real personalities, assigning them to an appropriate position will generate unique results and trigger specific events!

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Aside from allowing the player to manage recruitment, commerce, provisions, and other domestic and political affairs, the Castle can also be used to prepare for battle. The Military Magistrate will analyze the situation and make proposals to aid in battle, Foreign Affairs Magistrates will suggest alliances and diplomatic interventions, and Strategists will present the player with ideas for sabotaging and weakening the enemy. With their assistance, players can then choose how to charge the battlefield by considering how large of an army to take along, how many provisions or gold to invest, and whether a diplomatic solution is preferable to conflict.

In this way, Samurai Warriors 4 Empires blends the best of the tactical action gameplay genre with an easy-to-learn, in-depth strategy system to create the most exciting installment in the Empires franchise yet!

Samurai Warriors 4 Empires is scheduled for release on March 14, 2016 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (physical and digital), and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld system (digital only).


KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

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