This week is Dengeki PlayStation's turn to present the latest Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi updates. It wasn't the greatest article; everything in it was already revealed on the official website and in the previous Weekly Famitsu coverage. Perhaps we'll get a new video clip in the next website update to make up for the lack of news?
Series director Yamamoto Makoto had some comments about Maria to go with the main article about her moveset:
Azai Nagamasa's elder sister, Maria, heads out to the battlefield to play around when she gets tired of being at the Emperor's side. She's reckless enough already as she skips around the battlefield, twirling her enemies around and turning them into spinning tops, pinball games and draught horses. On top of all that, please imagine her rating the way that Hideyoshi and Nobunaga look compared to Yoshiteru - and Sakon's reaction when he hears about it!
Aside from that...
- The magazine writers described Maria's Giga Basara artwork as depicting a 'sexy beauty'.
- This isn't actually news, but they keep spelling Maria's Oshibeshimobe Kuruma♪ move slightly differently (it's back to Oshibeshimobe-guruma♪ in the magazine). The spelling doesn't affect anything important but it's driving me crazy when writing this blog, so I'm going to stop correcting it until I can see the final game and use the definitive spelling.
The Butai Sengoku Basara 4 DVD will not be released after all
The most disappointing news of the day was this morning's discovery that the Butai Sengoku Basara 4 stage play DVD has been officially cancelled. Capcom aren't behind this; the DVD was the responsibility of their partners, and no explanation has been given beyond the cancellation being due to 'a number of factors'. I submitted some feedback through the official contact form so hopefully they'll respond.
I was just thinking about the stage play again last night and it's terribly sad to think that it's never going to be available for those who weren't able to attend its limited run last year. While the upcoming crossover stage play is interesting too, it's a shame that the future of the main series is so uncertain now. The actors put so much energy into those performances.
Watch more Sen No Rikyuu gameplay courtesy of Capcom TV
A number of fans already spotted this but last week's Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi gameplay footage from Capcom TV has now been released on YouTube for everyone to see.
It's probably most of interest to Sen No Rikyuu fans as there's a gameplay demonstration approximately halfway through the clip and he's the character they've chosen to highlight. There isn't any Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi coverage scheduled for next week's Capcom TV but we can probably expect to see more in future episodes as the release date gets closer.