Sengoku Basara 4 trailer shows commander battle styles
posted on 11.11.13 at 07:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Hack 'n slash action game sequel launches January 23 in Japan.

Capcom has released a new trailer for Sengoku Basara 4.

The video shows the battle style of the series’ familiar military commanders, as well as the actions of some of the new military commanders, like Yamanaka Shikanosuke and Goto Matabee, for the first time.

The PlayStation 3 game is due out on January 23 in Japan.

Watch the trailer below.

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  • Budgiecat

    Capcom you won’t give us this but you’ll give us DmC and Lost Planet 3? Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks….

    • PrinceHeir

      lol thought the same thing!

      add in Bionic Commando, Dark Void, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City.

      soo many western outsource projects

      Sengoko Basara 4 along with E.X. Troopers and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD would have been better than all of those combine.

      Capcom west being stupid as always.

    • Kobracon

      While not trying to defend them, in the case of Basara, its not their fault. Its ours. Basara 3 didn’t sell all that well coz everyone thought it was a Dynasty Warriors clone and the reception of DW isn’t very positive. We were LUCKY we got Basara 3 in English, but they didn’t advertise well enough, no one bought it, so no Basara 4.

      • Shinsua

        0.21 million in NA since its release. That’s not horrible, but it was something like 12k when we actually got it. It’s unfortunate, but… eesh. I’d really love for them to give this one—which doesn’t seem so restricted and plot-centric—a chance.

        • Kobracon

          The main numbers are usually plot-centric. I bet theres a big Story Mode like Basara 3.

          • Shinsua

            Right, but I guess I’m just attempting to press the point that, if I wasn’t someone who had heard of Basara before or watched the anime and some subbed gameplay, I’d have no idea why the Demon King has to be ressurected, what happened to Oichi, Hideyoshi, and blah blah blah. There’s some historical truth in what happens in Basara, but for the most part it’s its own wonderful thing, and only having seen “DEVIL KINGS” prior, it’s no wonder SB3 did so poorly in NA.

            Wasn’t Basara 3 essentially brought over because of the activity of fans at conventions and stuff, or something; or was that mainly tied to Funimation’s dubbing of the anime? Umm, if you happen to know, heh.

            • Kobracon

              Thats a good question actually. I was as surprised as the next guy that Basara 3 got a western release.

      • Warboss Aohd


        A Reason why Japanese games don’t do that well over here anymore.

        They don’t even try Advertising them.

        • Kobracon

          I know. Mentioned that too.

        • Shinsua

          Nah man, I’m pretty sure there’s like… a single banner on the sides of GaiaOnline… Huh? Nobody under the age of 18 knows what that is? Wha? Eh? What’s adblocker?

          • Warboss Aohd

            banners aren’t enough.

  • Raoni Marques

    Wow, Goto Matabee is a sick, ruthless mofo! Can’t wait to try him.

    • fyi1191

      Is he suppose to be that crazy? His female form (google) is sad.

      • Shinsua

        Apparently after suffering a bullet wound during his final battle, he was unable to move, and forced to commit sudok— I mean seppuku. It was written in his memoirs that during he couldn’t stop himself from crying.

        Incidentally, it’s also claimed that he and his men made use of hit and run tactics during the same battle; something that was completely unexpected from both sides. It being reported that he alone took at least 70 lives by using such manuevers.

      • Shinsua

        Also, that anime is just… (lewd) weird.

        I do agree, however, that Matabei looks great in Basara, and I love that Kanbei has a partner.

        • fyi1191

          Would be better if he had a different weapon and move-sets. Those long animation and delays won’t make him awesome to me.

          • Shinsua

            It doesn’t seem like he’s really meant to be played with his blade, honestly. There was a demonstration video hovering around somewhere that was all Matabei gameplay, and it appears that, so long as you’re performing an action, he can’t grab the blade as it flies around. His claw and roll attacks also seeming way more oriented towards small-damage multi-hits for combos.

            I’ll see if I can find it and I’ll edit it in. Found it:

          • Guest

            Video up, if you didn’t notice. I do hope you still get a note for this after I delete it. :T

          • Kobracon

            Those seem to me like a really good single target attacker though. He has alot of good crowd control stuff but he also seems to have really good single target grab….sawing attacks, lol

      • $30632660

        Don’t you dare bad mouth Bei-san, she was one of the best!

        • Shinsua

          I think they meant literally sad.

  • Zancrow

    This needs to come over!

    • Learii

      is really do

  • Kobracon

    This is EXACTLY what I needed to see to make my day. Returning characters look great, new characters look FREAKING AMAZING! And of course….


  • fyi1191

    Glad to see Tenkai back.
    He made EXTREME difficulty like a cake-walk with correct setup.

    Did Azai just get a bad-ass + upgrade or is his movesets always this awesome?

    • Kobracon

      Extreme upgrade. He plays EVEN MORE than a Tokusatsu show character now. Love it.

  • Kobracon

    Hmm…I just realised, if Nagamasa is still alive, why does Oichi still have her horror girl moveset? They should really bring back her old moveset…

  • Serovath

    the lack of kasuga in that video is disturbing.