Touken Ranbu Warriors is Koei Tecmo’s latest in their signature line of Warriors musou games, and it’s due out this week on May 24th for Nintendo Switch and PC. In the lead-up to launch, they’ve released a demo containing the prologue and 15 playable characters, with save data transferable to the main game. Check out the trailer below, and read on to learn more about the title.
In Touken Ranbu Warriors, famous swords take the form of warriors named Touken Danshi (swordsmen), and these elite fighters are sworn to protect history from an onslaught of evildoers. This all-new experience promises to combine the Touken training of the Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- simulation game with the breathtaking musou action of KOEI TECMO’s WARRIORS series, delivering exhilarating 1 vs. 1,000 battles.
Touken Ranbu Warriors is a spinoff of Touken Ranbu, a free-to-play browser and mobile game run by DMM, the company behind Kantai Collection. I’m not super familiar with this style of game, but I found the fan wiki to be helpful to my understanding. Converting the franchise into a hack-and-slasher probably wasn’t as straightforward for Omega Force as, say, Zelda or Dragon Quest, but they seem to have pulled it off rather well.
By the way, demo players can join a photo contest on Twitter to win free copies and other swag like posters and keychains. Here’s all the deets.
Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are launching Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes next month, but Touken Ranbu Warriors might just hit the spot if you need your musou fix now. The game comes out May 24th on Switch and PC via Steam, and you can preorder it on those two storefronts. Visit RPGFan for all the latest musou news!