Friday, 31 July 2015

News roundup: End of week catch-up - and rumours of a new Yukimura project?!

Updates to the Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi DLC schedule

The official website has updated to reveal the latest additions to the Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi DLC schedule. They've confirmed that the single versions of the various tie-in costumes will be available gradually with one being added to the store each week for each of the collaborations. This doesn't affect people who already bought the sets (or the special edition box with all of the costumes included).

The Character theme songs ~DISCO BASARA mix~ music pack will be released next week, so a track list with samples is now available on the site. The characters whose (remixed) themes are included in the set are Sen No Rikyuu, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Kyougoku Maria, Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Ishida Mitsunari, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shima Sakon, Shibata Katsuie and Ii Naotora.

A mysterious new trademark registration appears, prompting speculation

An official trademark registration for a project called Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura Den (Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura Legend) has been discovered by the Game Talk website. The Japanese Patent Office published the information on 28th July following its original filing on 10th July 2015. The trademark was filed in class 9, which is the category assigned to gaming equipment, games and digital media.

The site theorises that it has something to do with the exposure that next year's major Sanadamaru Taiga drama is expected to bring to the historical Yukimura. Perhaps Capcom plans to build on that by releasing a title with him as the main character?

This wouldn't be the first time that Yukimura has carried a Sengoku Basara series - he features prominently in a couple of the manga adaptations and was the lead in the Takarazuka musical a while back. He was even chosen to represent the series in that recent Q Transformers episode.

Personally, I'm going to expect something simple like a smartphone game until I hear any announcements to the contrary.

More details about the newly-released Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi strategy guide

Capcom's Sengoku Basara information portal has posted a description of the 480-page Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi: The Complete Guide book which came out in Japan today. It's based on the previous guide released for Sengoku Basara 4 so a fair amount of the data will be the same for this expansion. The new additions will be added in a Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi chapter. My copy shipped this morning so I'll try to summarise any interesting pieces of information towards the end of next week.

The official website publishes another new gameplay clip

Kasuga's moves are highlighted in today's new (Approximately) 10-second Theatre: I love roses, after all video clip. It's a little bit sexy.


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I finally received my special edition Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi in the mail yesterday so I now know a little more about the Sumeragi ID redemption process; fortunately it's exactly as I expected when I translated the first few steps so there shouldn't be any problems. Don't forget to claim your weapon DLC if you registered a Sumeragi ID before the deadline!

Incidentally, I received the comic-style Amazon Japan wallpaper with my preorder and it has a few of the greatest English 'translated' lines in the history of gaming.

Sourin: I do this for cash, not for ZABI.
Muneshige: Yes Big Daddy.

Worth every penny.

By the way, there's a survey slip in the game box intended for customers who bought the game. If you don't mind muddling through the Japanese I recommend that everyone completes the survey at the link typed on the small piece of paper. In the questions asking what was good/bad about the game I mentioned the difficulties we foreign fans had in supporting the series we love and talked about how people were hoping for official English translations.

5 comments:

  1. Hey Raindrops, I have a quick question about the game since I don't have my copy yet, are all of the characters unlocked from the get go or do i have to unlock them by playing through the story mode like in sengoku basara 4 (vanilla) ?

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    1. They're all unlocked right from the start, so you can pick whichever character in the roster you like :)

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  2. Oh man, I was so stoked when I first heard about that possible Sanada lead game, but then you mentioned mobile, and...I didn't even think of that, but it's totally believable DDDD:

    I mean, puppy boy (I swear I love him, but Yukimura is so frickin' cute to tease) is fairly popular, but Mitsunari and of course Masamune still appear to rank higher than him, so a spin-off game with them as a lead was more likely then Yukimura :X

    I still would love it to be a traditional game (maybe finally a Vita entry, c'mooooon Capcom), but I have no idea how to play foreign mobile games >.>

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    I still have no idea what those mysterious SenBasa books will end up being. a SB4 artbook went up so I pre-ordered that, but I'm still on the hook for that mysterious book/s. I'm hoping it's at least 50% art...

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    1. I since thought of something even worse than a mobile game; a Japan-exclusive slot machine! :(

      Of course, I hope they're going for something much more exciting than either possibility but I decided to assume it was something mediocre to try to make the surprise of the actual announcement much better (lol). A Vita spin-off could be great. Yukimura has had a rough time lately but with the Taiga drama, possible manga prequel and whatever this new title is going to be, 2016 could well be the Year of Yukimura :D

      The weird delayed book is still preordered on my Amazon account as well. I wonder what it's going to end up being?

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    2. AHHHH WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME THAT DDDDDDx

      Ooooh, there might be a manga prequel? Must keep my ears to the ground for developments. Should get around to picking up those Samurai Legends mangas too...

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