21. Feb, 2017 16:59 (HKT)

Nioh's William Joins the Battle of Musou Stars! All 30 Characters Revealed!

Musou Stars
Koei Tecmo Games | Playstation®4/ Playstation®Vita
Genre: Hack & Slash / Action Game / Dynasty Warriors style gameplay
Release date: Mar 30, 2017

Musou Stars (PlayStation 4™, JPN)US$ 34.99 24h
Musou Stars (PlayStation Vita, JPN)US$ 35.99 24h

Koei Tecmo has finally revealed the final character to join Musou Stars, and it's none other than the golden-haired samurai William, the protagonist of their newest Dark Souls-esque Hack & Slash game Nioh. Check out his character trailer below and then full roster of characters after!

With William's reveal, the roster of character has been fully revealed, spanning over twelve franchises, Musou Stars' story will definitely be an interesting one will all these different characters crossing paths. Let's do a rundown of those who'll be joining the fight.

Dynasty Warriors:
  • Zhao Yun - "Poster boy" of the Dynasty Warriors series. Weapon: Dragon Spear
  • Zhou Cang -  New character for Dynasty Warriors 9. Weapon: Hammer-Axe
  • Wang Yuanji - Debuted in Dynasty Warriors 7 and has since been a fan favorite. Weapon: Throwing Daggers
  • Lu Bu - From the original Dynasty warriors game, DO NOT PURSUE! Weapon: Halberd

Samurai Warriors:
  • Mitsunari Ishida - Playable debut in Samurai Warriors 2 and has been a fan favorite since. Weapon: War Fan
  • Naotora Li - From in Samurai Warriors Chronicle 2nd. A beauty with brutal strength. Weapon: Bladed Boots
  • Yukimura Sanada - "Poster boy" of the Samurai Warriors series. Weapon: Spear

Musou Stars:
  • Takami - A princess who summoned the heroes to save her kingdom. Weapon: Mirror
  • Shiki - Takami's older brother. He rejected to accept inheriting the kingdom for unknown reasons. Weapon: Magatama Spheres
  • Setsuna - Takami's and Shiki's cousin. Seeks to regain the right to rule the kingdom. Weapon: Magic Blade

Nights of Azure:
  • Arnice - Protagonist of the first Nights of Azure game. A half-human, half-demon hybrid. Weapons: Demon Long Sword
  • Christophorus - A full demon who lives in a castle, and has an interest in Arnice. Weapon: Baton & Symphony of Destruction

  • Ouka - One of the main protagonist of the Toukiden series: Weapon: Long Sword
  • Horo - Debuted in Toukiden Kawami and is one of the main protagonists. Weapon: Rifle
  • Tokotsugu - From Toukiden 2, a heroic and respected Slayer. Weapon: Rifle.

Ninja Gaiden:
  • Ayane - Originally part of the Dead or Alive series, has also appeared in other Koei games. Weapon: Fuma Kodachi
  • Ryu Hayabusa - Protagonist of Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden series. Regular fighter in Dead or Alive. Weapon: Dragon Sword

Dead or Alive:
  • Kasumi - Rogue kunoichi who seeks out her clones to save the world. Weapons: Wakizashi & Ninja Arts
  • Marie Rose - Debuted in Dead or Alive Ultimate Arcade. Helena's Servant. Weapon: Systema Marital Arts
  • Honoka - Debuted in Dead or Alive Last Round. A student who enjoys hot springs. Weapon: Honoka Fu Martial Arts

Atelier series:
  • Sophie Neuenmuller - A young alchemist and main protagonist of the Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Atelier series. Weapon: Staff
  • Plachta - An Alchemist who was turned into a talking book and lost her memories. Requires a doll's body to live like a human: Weapon: Various Floating weapons

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de:
  • Hajime Arima - The main protagonist of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 and know as the Seiryu of Heaven. Weapon: Japanese sword
  • Darius - Appears in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 as the Demon Clan's leader. Weapon: Cane

  • Millennia - Main protagonist of Kagero: Deception II. Weapon: Traps
  • Laegrinna - Main protagonist of Deception IV: Blood Ties. Weapon: Traps

Super Blackjack Series:
  • Rio Rollins Tachibana - The dealer featured in Tecmo's Super Blackjack Series, and so received her own anime series. Weapon: Cards.
  • Opoona - Main protagonist from a Wii game of the same name. Weapon: Bonbon (the giant ball above his head)
Samurai Cats:
  • Oda Nobunyaga - Mascot of Koei Tecmo Holdings and referred to as "Lord" or "Milord" by company staff. Weapon: Musket
  • William Adams - Protagonist of Nioh, a golden-haired Samurai. Weapon: Variable
If you haven't seen any of the previous character trailers, they can all be viewed here. You can also view an interview Famitsu had with the game's developers here.

As a bonus for buyers of the first print run of the series, customers will receive Kasumi's costume as an alternate costume for Wang Yuanji. The Collector's Edition of the game will also come included with two posters showing the male and female characters at the hot springs.

Musou Stars will be released in Japan for both the PS4 and PSVita on Mar 30, 2017. No western release of the game has been announced as of yet.

Musou Stars (PlayStation 4™, JPN)US$ 34.99 24h
Musou Stars [Treasure Box] (PlayStation 4™, JPN) sold
Musou Stars (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA)US$ 59.99 24h
Musou Stars [Limited Edition] (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA) sold

Musou Stars (PlayStation Vita, JPN)US$ 35.99 24h
Musou Stars [Treasure Box] (PlayStation Vita, JPN) sold
Musou Stars (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation Vita, ASIA)US$ 49.99 24h
Musou Stars [Limited Edition] (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation Vita, ASIA) sold

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