This week is Dengeki PlayStation’s turn to present the latest Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi updates. It wasn’t the greatest article; everything in it was already revealed on the official website and in the previous Weekly Famitsu coverage. Perhaps we’ll get a new video clip in the next website update to make up for the lack of news?
Series director Yamamoto Makoto had some comments about Maria to go with the main article about her moveset:
Azai Nagamasa’s elder sister, Maria, heads out to the battlefield to play around when she gets tired of being at the Emperor’s side. She’s reckless enough already as she skips around the battlefield, twirling her enemies around and turning them into spinning tops, pinball games and draught horses. On top of all that, please imagine her rating the way that Hideyoshi and Nobunaga look compared to Yoshiteru - and Sakon’s reaction when he hears about it!
Aside from that…
- The magazine writers described Maria’s Giga Basara artwork as depicting a ‘sexy beauty’.
- This isn’t actually news, but they keep spelling Maria’s Oshibeshimobe Kuruma♪ move slightly differently (it’s back to Oshibeshimobe-guruma♪ in the magazine). The spelling doesn’t affect anything important but it’s driving me crazy when writing this blog, so I’m going to stop correcting it until I can see the final game and use the definitive spelling.
I also picked up Weekly Famitsu
; as expected there was no new Sengoku Basara
information but it was interesting to see a shift in their list of upcoming games. The PS3 version of Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi
has dropped to 34th place, yet the PS4 version has risen up to 26th; it’s surprising to see the PS4 version leading for the first time. Dengeki PlayStation
has the game ranked in 5th place in their corresponding list, with 37.9% of votes being for the PS4 version compared to 62.1% for PS3.The Butai Sengoku Basara 4 DVD will not be released after all
The most disappointing news of the day was this morning’s discovery
that the Butai Sengoku Basara 4
stage play DVD has been officially cancelled
. Capcom aren’t behind this; the DVD was the responsibility of their partners, and no explanation has been given beyond the cancellation being due to 'a number of factors’. I submitted some feedback through the official contact form so hopefully they’ll respond.
I was just thinking about the stage play again last night and it’s terribly sad to think that it’s never going to be available for those who weren’t able to attend its limited run last year. While the upcoming crossover stage play is interesting too, it’s a shame that the future of the main series is so uncertain now. The actors put so much energy into those performances.