Koei Tecmo has revealed a few new details about Warriors Orochi 4 today, including a deeper look at Deification and the various magic abilities within the game.
The re-assembled heroes from across the DYNASTY and SAMURAI Warriors universes are faced with yet another battle; the god of gods, Zeus, has meddled with the human realm to create his own parallel world. The heroes learn that to solve this mysterious situation and return back home they must find eight Ouroboros Bracelets, but some individuals discover that these bracelets possess great power and decide to use them to their own advantage. This gripping new feature, Deification, grants the power of the gods to those who wield the bracelet. Taking on a powerful new form, those characters that perform Deification are not only able to use an unlimited amount of magic in battle but also cast unique physical and magical attacks.
All 170 playable characters can harness Sacred Treasures (oo-er!) which enable them to unleash magical attacks at both long and short range. Combining these abilities with other characters can help further their relationships, as can aiding them in battle and even training together; this offers various benefits, including strengthening bonds between them, which unlocks events and increases their effectiveness when teaming up in battle.
There are a bunch of pre-order bonuses for Warriors Orochi 4 too. Pre-ordering a physical copy at select retailers will net you alternate costumes for Xu Shu, Mitsunari Ishida, Da Ji, Wang Yuanji, Wang Yi, Lady Hayakawa, Xingcai, Guo Jia, Takatora Todo, and Yoshitsugu Otani. Digital pre-orders through Xbox Live or the Nintendo Switch eShop will earn all those costumes, plus an elusive unicorn and the mighty Pegasus. Digital PS4 pre-orders get all alternate costumes, plus the Pegasus and a special Warriors Orochi 4 theme.
Warriors Orochi 4 is currently due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on October 16th.