Samurai Warriors 3 (戦国無双3 Sengoku Musō 3?, Sengoku Musou 3 in Japan) is the third installment in the Samurai Warriorsseries, created by Tecmo Koei and Omega Force. The game was released in Japan on December 3, 2009, in Europe on May 28, 2010, in Australia on June 10, 2010, and in North America on September 27, 2010 for the Wii.
Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo attended the game's Press Conference on August 5, 2009, to present a new mode in the game based on the Famicom Disk System game Nazo no Murasame Jō. Nintendo published and distributed the game outside of Japan for the Wii.
A sequel, Samurai Warriors 4, was announced at a SCEJ press conference in September 2013.
Like other games in the series, the game reinvents the story based on the Sengoku period of Japan, a period where Japan was ruled by powerful daimyos and where constant military conflict and much political intrigue happened that lasted from the middle of 16th century to the beginning of 17th century. However, the game has a slightly extended time frame compared to the previous game; whileSamurai Warriors 2 is mostly focused on the events leading to the great battle of Sekigahara, this game also covers the events beforehand.