Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate adds Ryu Hayabusa

The Ninja Gaiden series protagonist joins the fray.

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate

Ryu Hayabusa from the Ninja Gaiden series will be a playable character in Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate, publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced.

Here is an overview of the character and game, via the PlayStation Blog:

From his legendary Ninja Gaiden quests to his lightning-fast fists and kicks in the Dead or Alive franchise, Ryu Hayabusa is undoubtedly a true Koei Tecmo icon. That’s why the producers of Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate are proud to announce Hayabusa’s inclusion in our upcoming game, as he returns to the Warriors Orochi series after a five-year hiatus to join over 170 playable characters, including others like Joan of Arc and the goddess Gaia, in a one-versus-1,000 over-the-top action experience.

The latest in Koei Tecmo’s killer crossover series features characters from Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and the gods of ancient history (including Zeus and Ares) joining together in an all-out fight against swarms of enemies as they seek the truth of why they were reunited to battle in this new mysterious world. All new storylines (and even a new ending) will be explored in Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate as gamers finally uncover why Zeus formed his anti-Odin coalition and the true purpose of Loki. Throughout the new narrative and side stories, gamers will discover a host of fantastical new magic abilities and Sacred Treasures to light up every level as history’s greatest warriors take on swarm after swarm of fearless enemies.

Will the addition of Ryu Hayabusa help sway the balance of power in the heroes’ direction?

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch in December 2019 and for PC in February 2020 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in February 2020 in the Americas and Europe. It will be available as both a standalone game and an expansion for existing Warriors Orochi 4 owners.

Watch the Ryu Hayabusa reveal trailer below.

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