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Samurai Warriors 4 getting a sequel on PC and PlayStation that's not Samurai Warriors 5

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Publisher Koei Tecmo is releasing a sequel to last year's Sengoku era slash 'em up Samurai Warriors 4 with the most logical possible title: Samurai Warriors 4-II. Developer Omega Force's sequel will be released simultaneously for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC on Sept. 29 in North America, Koei Tecmo announced today.

Samurai Warriors 4-II, which hit Japan earlier this year, is "a hero-focused saga," Koei Tecmo said in a release.

"Unlike the previous Samurai Warriors games that focused on delivering their narrative by exploring the various regions of feudal Japan, this title casts a spotlight on the characters themselves, and tells their stories through thirteen exciting new chapters," according to Koei Tecmo. The story will follow nine characters from Samurai Warriors 4, three from previous titles in the franchise and one all-new addition.

You'll be forgiven if Koei Tecmo's sequel naming strategy is a bit confusing. The company's Warriors games released in North America are one digit ahead of their Japanese counterparts — Dynasty Warriors 8 is the localized version of Shin Sangoku Musou 7, for example — and entries are often followed by Xtreme Legends and Empires expansions.

For a closer look at Samurai Warriors 4-II, check out the trailer above and some screenshots in the gallery below.

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