Finally! It hasn't even been released yet but the cover artwork for Sengoku Basara Magazine Vol. 3 posted on Amazon Japan received a stealth update today. They changed the line about the number of characters announced since the previous issue's feature:
"Nineteen new commanders have been selected to join the battle!!" was secretly changed to:
"Beginning with Mouri Motonari, nineteen new commanders have been selected to join the battle!!"
We can expect a character profile for Motonari on the 27th November when people receive their copies of the magazine. I don't expect to receive mine until next week so a full translation of any of the new content will have to wait for a while. I'll try to post and tweet any rumours in the meantime.
It seems likely that there will be a formal reveal for Motonari in next week's Weekly Famitsu magazine as well for the benefit of regular gamers who don't collect Sengoku Basara Magazine. If it follows the same pattern as Yukimura's surprise announcement a few months ago, the formal reveal will also include characters with links to Motonari. Is it finally time for the Xavists..?!
(My thanks go to G in the comments section, whose message about this cheered me up when I was stuck at work without proper Internet access this morning!)
A brand new gameplay video introduces Sengoku Creation Mode
The new video which debuted at Fukuoka on Saturday has now been shared on the Capcom Channel. You can watch it on YouTube or below as usual.
Of course, a new video requires some new speculation. Here's what I noticed on my first few viewings.
- Sasuke's joke weapon seems to be a ramen set, while Yukimura's looks like a 'hot-blooded combat pick' shaped like an ear pick (mimikaki). I anticipate a lot of fan art if that's what it really is...
- Meanwhile Naotora's joke weapon looks like an ornate Japanese-style gift (fitting in with her ceremonial/wedding theme) and Magoichi's is a trumpet.
- Motochika's fully realised Hyakki Fugaku fortress is huge.
- Is Kanbee opening up a Sengoku-era subway system?
- Now that there are Kawanakajima and Sekigahara stages named, I'm not sure that the subtitled locations are actually stages rather than mid-stage events. I've removed them from my stage list for now. For reference, their names are Kawanakajima: Hachimanpara, Gotou Matabee: Behind The Scenes, Oda Vanguard Troops: Forced Advance From Owari, Honnouji and Sekigahara: Eastern Army Union of Bonds.
Sengoku Basara 4 translated information guide created
Since finding the individual posts will be difficult in future, I've rounded up all of the game information I've been posting so far into a summary for players who are worried about the language barrier if they import the Japanese edition of Sengoku Basara 4. I'll try to keep this summary post up to date each time I spot something new.
You can find the compiled information in the post just before this one, or through the Articles menu at the top of this page.
Of course, if Capcom later announce an English language translation themselves, this will have been a waste of time. Nobody will be happier than I am if that turns out to be the case!