This Japanese fighting game will be familiar to fans of the series, but it's been improved with new features, modes, and fighters. There are 55 new and updated characters to choose from, including Nobuyuki Sanada and Yoshitsugu Otani who are both new to the series. Takatora Todo, Naotora Ii, and Munenori Yagyu were previously available only in Japanese versions of Samurai Warriors, but are included in this release. Along with powered-up versions of the moves from previous games, Samurai Warriors 4 includes new Hyper Attacks, Rage Attacks, and deadly finishing moves called Mighty Strikes. The enhanced gameplay system adds the ability to switch between two characters in real time, adjustments to morale, officer development, and the return of the portable item system found in Samurai Warriors 3.