As was rumored earlier this week, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu in Japan has confirmed that Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is real. Koei Tecmo will be releasing the expansion/upgrade on PlayStation 4 and Switch in December of 2019, and a PC port is set for February 2020. For owners of the previous release, an upgrade pack will be available that adds all of the new content to the base game.
Similar to the original, 4 Ultimate will include over 170 characters from previous Warriors titles. Brand new character Gaia will be added and will wield some ancient Greek monster as her weapon. During battle, she’ll ride on a giant’s arm to move around and will utilize the infinite arms of the “Hecatoncheires” to attack. She is said to be more powerful than even Zeus himself. Crossover character Joan of Arc, who first appeared in the KT-developed Bladestorm, will also return from Warriors Orochi 3.
New gameplay additions include Sacred Treasures (likely more powerful weapons) and a cooperative technique dubbed the “Musou Switch Combo.” This powerful attack will allow three characters to continuously unleash their super attacks and earn more experience than normal. 4 Ultimate will also see refined controls and playability, with extra detail given to characters and their stories. A revised user interface, extra side quests, more background on Odin, unique magic attacks, and the option to switch Scared Treasures round out the new features.
You can catch a glimpse of the new characters in the gallery below. I’m not sure if two new characters are really all that important, but one can never claim that a Warriors title is lacking in content. Whether or not all of that content is worth playing is an entirely different debate. Still, the basic Warriors titles are typically fun enough. I have some hopes that Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate will be much the same.