Thanks a lot! That’s a lot of good information that I knew nothing about.
I’m a little nervous about Nobuyuki Sanada, though. He could make for some really good drama, but I can’t help remembering what happened to Ginchiyo when they added her husband, and I’d hate to see the same thing happen to Ina.
Hyakawa could be fun. I really like the Hojo in DW3, so having more of them around sounds like a larf.
Yoshitsugu kind of reminds me of Xu Shu - popular for no discernible reason.
I’m also curious about Naotora Li, Takatora Tōdō, and Munenori Yagyū. Is there any word on whether or not they’ll be included? I don’t really know anything about them, either.
Hmm, true, Koei doesn’t have a great track record in keeping their female characters as they were when their husbands get introduced. I hope they won’t change Inahime with Nobuyuki in it now but I guess we’ll have to see. I just saw the trailer though and she was threatening Nobuyuki with her bow in it. Heh well she looked the same there.
Now that you mention it… that’s a good question! I’m not sure but I think Koei said everyone would return so I’m guessing that includes those three as well. I hope so at least. (It’s Naotora ii btw. I got that wrong in the beginning too actually)
Well, let’s see, Takatora Todo! The first thing that comes to mind is that he was really good at building castles and that he really liked doing it too. I remember in Ieyasus biography that i read it was said that Takatora always eagerly volunteered for castle work overseeing and planning. …but I suppose that has little to do with the game… um he also served a lot of people but he wasn’t unloyal at all I think. His lords just met unfortunate fates. The most notable is Nagamasa Azai (his first lord I believe) and his last was Ieyasu. They were good friends and Takatora became a really trusted and close retainer of Ieyasu.
Naotora Ii, the female daimyo as she’s called. She became the head of Ii clan but whether that was more than in name only I cannot say. It seems unlikely as women were not really considered fit to rule (at least officially because they often controlled behind the scenes) There are of course stories about how she fought bravely and wisely led her clan (because the Ii clan did gain great favour with Ieyasu). I imagine Koei went with that route and in that respect she can make a great addition. Again, with the regional story mode her presence can be better used I think since she’s an earlier sengoku period figure. (I believe she became head of the clan after Okehazama?). Now that I think about it she could team up with Hayakawa if Koei chooses to make Hayakawa replace Ujizane. Hmm, the potential is there I suppose, the rest is up to Koei.
Munenori Yagyu… I honestly only knew the name yagyu from the similarly named weapon in Final Fantasy… but apparently he was the founder of a sword fighting style school or something. He doesn’t seem to have participated in any battles, nor does he seem to have any relation to other characters aside from Ieyasu for whom he worked. Not sure what his role in chronicles 2nd was but I imagine it was similar to Musashi and Kojiro. He seems rather pointless to me tbh but maybe Koei has some sort of plan with him idk.