Koei Tecmo is no stranger to working alongside Nintendo in recent times as a few of their properties have used Nintendo IP. Those games are Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. The company has revealed that the latest game in the series Warriors Orochi 4 could have featured a Nintendo IP as it was considered, but they ultimately decided against it for the sake of the fans.
Miketendo64: Although Nintendo are not involved with Warriors Orochi 4, given the impressive line-up of Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors characters, did you ever consider asking Nintendo if a character or two from Hyrule and Fire Emblem Warriors could be included?
Masaki Furusawa: Yes, we thought about it. However, as we focused on delving deeply into the DW and SW cast, including an “incomplete” cast of these other games would be disrespectful towards the fans, so we decided not to do so.