Koei Tecmo Announces New Survival Mode For Samurai Warriors 4-II

By Shawn Collier on August 16, 2015, 6:50PM EST

Koei Tecmo's upcoming Samurai Warriors 4-II is set for release next month in North America and early October in Europe, so the publisher has announced new information about the new Survival mode being added to the game.

Samurai Warriors 4-II is a hero-focused saga. Unlike the previous Samurai Warriors games that focused on delivering their narrative by exploring the various regions of feudal Japan, this title casts a spotlight on the characters themselves and tells their stories through 13 exciting new chapters. These chapters revolve around nine characters introduced in Samurai Warriors 4, three fan-favorites from previous titles, and a brand new addition to the samurai roster.

The new Survival mode is designed to test players' skills and resilience as they take control of their favorite character and enter a castle filled with endless levels (and countless rewards!). Defeating enemies rewards the player with weapons and mounts that can be used in the game's story mode, but the catch is they need to escape the castle before their health or the timer fully depletes. Of course, the more difficult you make the climb, the greater rewards you can obtain.

Also, in addition to this mode, there's also a Challenge mode which allows players to compete for high scores in various chambers:

Chamber of Trials: All about defeating as many enemies as possible within a given time frame.
Chamber of Riches Focuses on collecting as much gold as possible before time runs out.
Chamber of Agility: Tests the player's skill as it requires defeating enemy standard bearers and reaching a target destination in time.
Chamber of Death: Poses an extreme challenge as enemies deal overpowering blows that could kill low level playable characters instantly!

Koei Tecmo also released information on four of the Samurais whose personal stories will unfold in the game's Story mode:

Toyohisa Shimazu: A young lord eager to match his elders' skill.
Kojūrō Katakura: His story of loyalty to his master, Masamune Date, is a magnificent tale of devotion.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: A laconic man whose battle prowess will inspire his entire clan.
Takakage Kobayakawa: A man of great mercy and compassion who always looked to end battles with the least casualties possible.

Samurai Warriors 4-II will be released in North America on September 29 and in Europe a few days later on October 2. It will be released in a physical and digital format on the PS4, with the PS3, PlayStation Vita, and PC (via Steam) versions getting digital-only releases.

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