Touken Ranbu Warriors Gets Two New Trailers Showing the First Team and Gameplay Features

Koei Tecmo has shared two new trailers for Touken Ranbu Warriors. They show some of the characters and gameplay features in the Musou-styled action game that’s developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo’s otome subdivision, Ruby Party. Touken Ranbu Warriors will be released in the west exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on May 24, 2022.

Touken Ranbu is a multimedia franchise about historical blades incarnated as beautiful boys known as Touken Danshi. These men fight alongside the Saniwa to protect the order from history revisionists who are trying to change the past.

On Touken Ranbu Warriors, the group’s base, the Honmaru, is attacked and the Saniwa disappears. In this turbulent time, some of the Touken Danshi still resist and will have to face unsurmountable odds while still hoping for their leader’s comeback.

The gameplay features trailer emphasizes a variety of systems and also mentions the controls are easy to use. A partner system allows players to have a helper who is able to counter and do follow-ups on the player’s actions. By filling the partner gauge, a special power called Souto Mode which coordinates actions between both characters while they’re temporarily invincible.

The video also shows their special attacks and how being injured can change their appearance. This is an adaptation of a system that exists in the original strategy game, Touken Ranbu -Online-, in which the characters can lose some of their clothing by being hit. Other systems such as bonding between characters and mini-games on the Honmaru are also shown.

The second video presents the first team, which is composed by Mikazuki Munechika, Sengo Muramasa, and Tonbokiri. Check it out:

We’ll keep you updated on Touken Ranbu Warriors news as Koei Tecmo reveals more information and videos.

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

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