Koei Tecmo has revealed new details on the expansive new Castle Town facilities, exciting mini games, and fascinating personalities of the legendary Sanada Clan that will be featured in the upcoming Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada. The publisher released a new trailer that showcases a young Yukimura and the expansive Castle Town.
In Samurai: Spirit of Sanada, players will witness life in a Castle Town as it grows from a quiet and peaceful village to bustling and prosperous city. Players can reside there during missions and prepare for the next battle as well as talk to the officers and townspeople to gain a deeper insight into their daily lives. The fear of war and the celebration of victory both have their own effects on the morale of the people encountered, and some will ask for help with their troubles by offering missions.
The Castle Town expands throughout the course of the story, granting a greater array of facilities for players to utilize. The Blacksmith can improve and upgrade weapons to grant an upper-hand in combat, Stables allow for horses to be purchased and prepared for the next mission, Shops sell rare and unique items which will replenish an officer's energy, and the Dojoprovides a training ground where one can learn new skills or enhance older ones. At the Teahouse, Warriors can chat with one another and exchange gifts. Finding the correct gift will result in raised favor with another officer which allows them to join your forces on the front line.
Players can accrue materials through compelling mini games and use them across the town's facilities. Planting seeds and harvesting ingredients in the Hoeing mini-game produces rare goods which cannot be found on the battlefield, Fishing allows officers to approach a body of water to catch a wide variety of different fish breeds to use as gifts, and the JinzÅ offers an entertaining version of the traditional shell game.
We also got some screenshots that introduce us to the newly playable character Chacha, a strong-willed girl with a bloodline connection to the Oda Clan who grows to be a close friend of Yukimura's in the years to come.
Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada will release on PS4 and PC via Steam on the 23rd of May in North America and on the 26th of May in Europe.