Capcom has today released a whole bunch of gorgeous screenshots and character art from Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, which is due for release on the Wii on October 15 2010. The awesome action screenshots all feature Keiji and Motochika, two of the samurai heroes of the title of course! The game is the work of Devil May Cry 4 producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, and represents the latest instalment in the BASARA series. It’s a fun, action-packed and accessible title set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, which follows players as they fight their way to the dramatic battle of Sekigahara. On their epic journey, players will get to take control of more than a dozen samurai heroes, each wielding their own unique weapon, in huge battles against hundreds of opponents that grow ever more challenging. They’ll also learn how to unleash spectacular BASARA Arts and utilize Hero Time to wipe out as many enemies as possible.
Victory in battle will not only deliver new territories* but the natural resources of that region, which can be used to create various accessories that make heroes and their weapons more powerful. Each unique playable character is aided by a supporting general* who makes it easier to lead the player’s army. Players will see the battle from the perspective of each hero, with the ultimate goal of re-writing history to rule all of 16th century Japan. One of the most significant new features is the “Heroes’ Story” mode, where players’ decisions have an impact on history. No pressure! Based on choices made by the player, friends become enemies and enemies become friends, creating a whole new history. This new strategic element to the game forces players to fight for control of the battlefield and ultimately for the fate of the nation.
On the battlefield players will also find that they’re competing against enemies with gigantic weapons, such as The Rising Sun machine, Motochika’s latest devastating weapon, that crushes everything in its path, and the Death Carriage, which uses its blazing fast maneuverability and fire launcher to fell its enemies. Overall, looking very nice indeed!