Tecmo Koei Announces Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

By Ashley Woodcock, 4 years ago
Moving on to the new generation of console-gaming, game developer TECMO KOEI has announced Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, which will be releasing on the Xbox One.

The upcoming instalment in the Warriors Orochi series serves as the franchises' debut into the new-gen and will be crammed with new and powerful features, storylines and scenarios all courtesy of the technology that comes via the new-gen. The game promises to keep warriors of all skills entertained and coming back for more thanks to plenty of new gameplay content that includes "special cross over characters and battle stages" from Atelier and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Sophitia will be featured as a special guest character from the well-known SoulCalibur series.

There are plenty of details and features to soak up for the incoming title. Players will be squaring off against at least 100 enemies, participating in crossover battles, and taking in the vast lands and scenery of up to 51 different stages. Check out more details from the game developer here:

One Warrior against a Thousand Battles

Densely populated battlefields with up to 100 enemies on screen, each with progressive AI add to the exhilarating battle, amplified by new moves including Aerial Special attacks, Triple Rush (a system which allows the player the ability to switch between individual characters or unleash attacks as a party of 3 and the powerful finishing move, True Musou Burst executable by up to 6 characters.

New and Crossover characters

The legion of warriors is larger than ever with 145 playable characters including the introduction of Abe Seimei, Shennong, and Tamamo just 3 of 9 that are new to the series, cameos include Xu Shu from DYNASTY WARRIORS and Rachel from the NINJA GAIDEN series with more to be announced.

Captivating Lands and Stages

Lands and battlefields are dramatically rendered drawing from the dark, sinister imagery in the OROCHI series totaling 51 distinct stages with cross-over stages melding universes including Atelier, NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2, DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS, furthermore, Musou Battlefields allow for customization including character models and battle cries.

The mythology of the OROCHI universe expands

A new main storyline brings the heroes together again after the death of the Demon Snake as they are called upon by a mysterious stone to return to the chaotic din of battle. Additionally, new side stories provide a multitude of new scenarios and uncover secrets, the story extends with the ability to battle from a different point of view or even “what if” hypothetical stages that exist in a parallel world

Gameplay modes

Adding to both Online and Offline competition, new modes include Duel Mode, a fusion of team battles (up to 3 vs 3) and card battles, Craft Weapons function to alchemy even more powerful weapons, Officer Requesting and Summoning, Formation Skills and Dragon Portals that can be used to escape the battlefields, weaken enemies or recover party members Life Gauge.
To add to the excitement of this announcement, a new trailer has also been released showcasing gameplay that also highlights the sheer number of enemies that can be on the screen at one time. Check it out and enjoy:

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is set for release on Xbox One this fall.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.