Koei Announces Warriors Orochi

June 20, 2007

I’m a big fan of most everything that Koei puts out. That is to say that I’ve sunk copious amounts of time into both the Dynasty Warriors and the Samurai Warriors franchises over the years. I’ve also developed favorite characters within each franchise that I tend to gravitate towards when playing the respective games.

Much to my excitement, Koei announced a new game today called Warriors Orochi. Warriors Orochi will blend the Dynasty and Samurai franchises in a massive crossover (I really hate this word) game.

In Warriors Orochi, you will battle the evil Serpent King Orochi who has descended from the skies above. Having captured the strongest, wisest, and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan, it is your job to take on this new evil power.

Warriors Orochi boasts an amazing 77 playable characters from both franchises and introduces a new “Team Battle System” as well as a “Weapon Fusion” feature that are sure to push the limits of the tactical action genre.

Warriors Orochi is slated for release on the Xbox 360 and the PS2 on September 18th. Look for more details about the game as they are released.