|Genre(s)||Action-adventure, Hack and slash|
Sengoku Basara (戦国BASARA?) is a series of video games developed and published by Capcom, and a bigger media franchise based on it, including three anime series and an animated film. Its story is very loosely based on real events of the titular Sengoku era in the history of feudal Japan. The games usually consist of a variety of warlords (based on their historical counterparts) battling through Japan in order to seize control of it. Its genre can be compared to Koei series such as Dynasty Warriors in that the player must usually fight crowds of enemy soldiers before they can obtain territory or clear a stage, but it differs in that its development was influenced by the action of another Capcom series, Devil May Cry.
Capcom's last attempt to localize the series to international markets was Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes in 2010, after the commercial failure of Devil Kings. All other installments in the series were released exclusively in Japan.