The Warriors series has spawned a number of crossovers and spin-offs since it first launched in 1997. Birthed by Omega Force and Koei back on the PlayStation, Dynasty Warriors — and its sister franchise Samurai Warriors — allowed gamers to play the roles of famous Chinese and Japanese historical figures in a bid for world conquest through hack-and-slash gameplay, capturing keeps and slaying regional boss characters in their wake.
Later, the expanded meta-series brought the signature
Warriors-style gameplay to a number of existing anime and gaming franchises, bringing in new players to the genre through familiar characters. Through the ongoing Shōnen Jump manga One Piece came the Pirate Warriors games, just as Fist of the North Star later spawned Ken’s Rage. Most recently, a Legend of Zelda collaboration with Nintendo brought Hyrule Warriors to the Wii U, and later this year will bring Hyrule Warriors Legends to the 3DS.
Famitsu Weekly recently held a poll asking what series readers would like to see join the
Warriors family next, and Koei Tecmo responded to the results! Here’s what they have to say about the following suggestions:
- Touken Ranbu Online – “We’d certainly like to play it, so we’d like to look into making it a reality, but right now we’re focusing on the PC and smartphone versions.”
- Type-Moon – “I want to play a Saber-like game where you wipe out an army of seaweed that fill the screen.” (Co-founder Takashi Takeuchi)
- Fire Emblem – No comment from the makers.
- Neoromance – “Should we seriously propose it?”
- Final Fantasy – “The Forgotten Capital quest could be hot.” (Producer Yoshinori Kitase)
- Tales of – “Thank you very much, but there aren’t any plans.”
- Kantai Collection – No comment from the makers.
- Atelier – “Maybe if it has synthesis and collection elements, it will be more RPG-like.”
- Shin Megami Tensei – “Get in touch with us anytime.” (Producer Kazuyuki Yamai)
- Persona – “It’d be interesting if we could make it one day.” (PR)
- Pretty Cure
- Fairy Tail
- Tokyo Ghoul
- Gin Tama
Would you be excited if any of these series were given the
Warriors treatment, or did you have suggestions of your own in mind? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!