Samurai Warriors 4 Empires provides an alternative take on the events depicted in Samurai Warriors 4; using the historical landscape as a setting for an exciting strategy-focused game. Players have the opportunity to create their own character to serve in the lower ranks of the army gradually rising through the ranks to eventually rule the entire land through their conquests.
- Samurai Warriors 4 Empires marks the return of the Empires brand in the Samurai Warriors universe after a nine year hiatus.
- Since the 2007 release of Samurai Warriors 2 Empires for the PlayStation 2 Samurai Warriors has grown to become one of the most successful and acclaimed titles in the Warriors universe.
- This revamped installment features improved gameplay mechanics and an expanded governing system and explores the effects that building in-depth relationships and alliances have in times of war.