Samurai Warriors Chronicles

It may not have swept all before it critically and commercially when it arrived as a 3DS launch title, but Samurai Warriors: Chronicles — a portable spin-off for the main series — was a welcome early showing of support from Koei Tecmo; it's a relationship that developed to bring us the upcoming Hyrule Warriors.

Like all third-parties though, Koei Tecmo has its limits, and it never released the 2012 3DS sequel — Sengoku Musou Chronicle 2nd — outside of Japan. We're left to ponder the potential fate of Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3, then, which has been announced for 3DS and Vita in Japan; it's set for a 2014 release. It'll apparently feature a range of new scenarios, systems and more character edit slots, in addition to "over 50 commanders" from Samurai Warriors 4, which skipped Nintendo systems — Samurai Warriors 3 had seen release on Wii around the world.

Nintendo system and localisation support has been pretty inconsistent for this series, as you can see, though we'd hope that the recent partnership between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo will see this new entry come to the West.

Would you be interested in a return of this series to the 3DS in the West?