!Masamune and Keiji being Orochi's underlings is a form of TakeThat to VideoGame/SengokuBasara

VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2 introduces Naoe Kanetsugu as a pathetic JokeCharacter a la [[StreetFighter Dan Hibiki]]. Koei doesn't like one of their main trio getting reduced like that, as a result, they snap back at Capcom by making two of Basara's poster boys (Yukimura is also Koei's poster boy, so he's out of question) underlings of Orochi that you need to beat down and label 'bad guys'. Not to mention Masamune, being the more 'main' poster boy of Basara, is turned into a worshipping fanatic of Orochi, stripping all his badass points in his KOEI incarnation (it's less than the Capcom one, but STILL).

!The third game will continue the story, and expand it to the next generation DW and SW (DW 7 and SW 3)

Which means, most maps get a revamp for nextgen maps, and they will include Bao Sanniang, Ma Dai, Liu Shan, Guan Suo, Cai Wenji, Jia Xu, Ding Feng, Lian Shi, Sima Shi, Sima Zhao, Wang Yuanji, Zhuge Dan, Guo Huai, Zhong Hui, Deng Ai and Xiahou Ba for the DW side; Kato Kiyomasa, Kaihime, Kuroda Kanbei, Hojo Ujiyasu, Tachibana Muneshige, Takenaka Hanbei, Mouri Motonari, Aya Gozen and Fukushima Masanori on the SW side. Plus Musashi and Kojiro returns.
* Kanbei Kuroda, Will be one of Orochi's underlings.
** Well Maybe Not, He is in the Samurai Team.
** Fukushima Masanori will find a way to be Orochi's underlings. Because you know, [[UnpopularPopularCharacter KOEI hates him]].
*** {{Jossed}} with both of them.
* Sima Yi will bring the whole Jin faction to the Orochi side, but not everyone will be there for long. Zhong Hui would most likely stick with Sima Yi due to his arrogance. Sima Shi might also stay.
** {{Jossed}}: [[spoiler:Sima Shi joins Cao Pi's army agains Da Ji.]]
** Sima Zhao, due to his carefree attitude and having [[HighHeelFaceTurn Wang Yuanji]] might defect to another force. If Zhong Hui sticks, Deng Ai might defect. Xiahou Ba will definitely defect.
* New Dream will have:
** Aya Gozen, Fukushima Masanori and Gracia for the SW3XL.
** Mitsunari Ishida, Kato Kiyomasa and Fukushima Masanori.
** Kotaro Fuma, Hojo Ujiyasu and Kaihime for the Hojo Clan
** Hojo Ujiyasu, Kenshin Uesugi and Shingen Takeda.
* And [[MarthDebutedinSmashBros Takamaru]].
* They might also be adding ''VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'' into the mix ([[DevelopmentHell assuming the game ever releases...]]).
* And they have announced just such a Game! And not only they bring the DW7XL additions (Pang De, Guo Jia and Wang Yi), bring back Zuo Ci, Musashi, Kojiro and Goemon, [[VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy they brought Achilles, they also brought in]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Jeanne D'Arc]] from ''Bladestorm'' and [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa!]]
** And Nemea from Z'ill Oll and of all people, Ayane from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive.''

[[WMG: The 4th game will have [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro,]] from ''Ken's Rage'']]
One hell of a pipe dream, but they don't call this section wild for nothing. Also, ''holy shit IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME''
* Koei is going to make a lot of anime-based Musou other than Franchise/{{Gundam}}, Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar and OnePiece. THEN such crossover will be possible (Excepting Gundam because it'll be totally unfair for the ground characters who doesn't pilot Gundams)
** Someone hasn't seen ''Anime/{{SD Gundam|Force}}'', one can use that artstyle for "Team Gundam" ... and perhaps load a joke over their distinct differences... (Someone mistakes it for a giant only to find out one of hte MSes are the size of them)
[[WMG: ''Warriors Orochi 4'' will have some GuestFighter characters from Western Media]]
Following the inclusions of Star Wars and Assassin's Creed casts in Soul Calibur, here are some guests we want.
From Disney:
* [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas Flynn]]
** Imagine Vincent Martella as Phineas interacting the cast of Dynasty Warriors.
* [[WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil Star Butterfly]]
* [[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates Captain Jake and Pirate Princess Izzy]]
* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper Pines and Pacifica Northwest]]
From Marvel Comics
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}
** But what it make it better? Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool!!!!
* ComicBook/BlackPanther
From Cartoon Network
* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Steven Quartz Universe and Connie Maheswaran]]

[[WMG: ''Warriors Orochi 3'' will be made playable and accessable in stores in the US.]]
When they release the Warriors Orochi Collection, look back at other series. Franchise/JakAndDaxter, Franchise/SlyCooper, VideoGame/GodOfWar, VideoGame/MegaMan In a year or so they will release all three games and you don't have to download it to play it.

[[WMG: There will be a fourth game and it will come after SW4 (AKA somewhere in or after 2014)]]
They could just whip in a ContinuityReboot for the WO franchise. It's inevitable as the series they're picked from will continue to grow and Koei would probably give them a chance to encounter each other again. It will have Abe no Seimei and Shennong from get-go. The newest addition of the cast would be Xu Shu, Guan Xing, Guan Yinping, Zhang Bao, Yue Jin, Li Dian, Lu Su, Han Dang, Zhang Chunhua, Jia Chong, Wen Yang, Takatora Todo, Yagyu Munenori, Ii Naotora, a Bladestorm character (probably Edward the Black Prince, the main 'face' of the English forces), a Trojan character, and for the 'modern day/ ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''' representative... well, the most recent addition of Hayabusa's lady friends after Ayane, Rachel and Momiji: [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Kasumi]].

Maybe for [=PS4=]?
* Semi-confirmed, there's a new game but not WO4, but WO3 Ultimate. For [=PS3=] and Vita. And amongst the list, only Xu Shu made it so far, along with a new character Tamamo-mo-Mae.
* It's officially confirmed that there will be a Warriors Orochi 4 which is set to be out on 2018 (probably tentative) and judging by the teaser poster, they're using the DW8 and SW4 character designs.

[[WMG:The special relationship for Post-Dynasty 7 and Post-Samurai 3]]
* Xu Shu
** Zhuge Liang
** Pang Tong
** Inahime
** Taigong Wang
* Zhang Bao
* Guan Xing
* Guan Yinping:
* Fa Zheng
* Yue Jin
* Li Dian
* Yu Jin
* Xun Yu
* Lu Su
* Han Dang
* Zhu Ran
* Jia Chong
* Wen Yang
* Zhang Chunhua‎‎
!Other Dynasty
* Chen Gong
* Lu Lingqi
** Ina: Rivalry over who's Dad could beat up the other.
* Takatora Tōdō
* Munenori Yagyū
* Naotora Ii
* Yoshitsugu Ōtani
** Pang Tong: Speaks for itself, the two Guys who wear masks to cover their faces.
* Nobuyuki Sanada
* Matsunaga Hisahide
** Orochi: He seems to hate his fate is beyond his control so will align with him to make his own destiny.
* Takakage Kobayakawa
** Motonari Mōri: His Father, for a Father and Son relationship.
** Da Ji: He may aid Da Ji for the same reason Motonari aid her.
* Lady Hayakawa
** Ujiyasu Hōjō: Father and daughters relationship.
* Kojuro Katakura
* Toyohisa Shimazu
* Kagekatsu Uesugi
* Koshoshou
* Naomasa Ii
* Masayuki Sanada
* Chacha

!The fourth game will be a ContinuityReboot

Seeing that the third game is something of a GrandFinale of the current saga, it would make a lot more sense if the next game is a reboot. Much like both DW and SW got a bit of 'reboot' post [=DW6=] and post [=SW3=] (instances: Cao Cao less of a CardCarryingVillain, Sima Yi a lot more noble and being the patriarch of Jin, Fuuma Kotarou less of a chaos-worshipping Troll but more loyal to Hojo), would make a lot more sense if it got a reboot.

!Alternatively, the fourth game continues the story, but won't be called Warriors Orochi anymore

Because [[spoiler:Orochi has been redeemed in ''3'' in form of Shuten Douji]], it means that there will be another mythical figure to stand as a grand enemy in Orochi's stead, something similar to Hundun. To go with the AntagonistTitle scheme, the game won't be titled Warriors Orochi but 'Warriors (insert new BigBad here)'
* Jossed. It's still ''[=WO4=]/[=MO3=]''

!The next game will have additional characters from the Genji/Genpei era.

Taira no Kiyomori seemed still legit enough to become a recurring villain. Maybe they won't keep doing the GuestFighter schthick as in ''3'', so to make up for that, they'll bring in people from the era of Genji/Genpei War as either friends or enemies for Yoshitsune and/or Benkei, such as the other warriors for Minamoto clan (e.g: Yoritomo) or Taira clan (e.g: Kagekiyo) or others like Tomoe Gozen.

!The "Rival Warlords" DLC scenario in VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 8: Empires is set in the Orochi World.

It has characters from DW, Bladestorm, Taira Kiyomori, and even Genghis Khan at war with each other in a very time-displaced China. Kiyomori and his officers (namely Sun Wukong and Himiko) look like their Orochi incarnations, and the very premise is right up Orochi's alley.

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' will still use the DW8 and SW4 movesets and weapons.
The teaser poster shows Zhao Yun and Sanada Yukimura in their DW8 and SW4. So, it's likely that the DW characters would use their old moveset and weapons from DW8 instead of DW9 which already overhauled the gameplay system.

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' may include the DW9 characters.
Since DW9 revamped the gameplay, the new characters can use DW8-inspired movesets and retain their character design similar to what happened with Zhou Cang when he debuted in Warriors All-Star. They can also retained their weapons since they're new.
* A precedence of this can be seen with Xin Xianying appearing in ''DW Unleashed'', which had DW8 move system. So there is a chance for the new guys.

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' will either have a wide open sandbox like 9 or a hub world like All-Stars

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' will have a NoDubForYou
Itís already amazing they had so many actors for 9 in Japanese, English and Chinese. Itíll be easier to just translate the dialogue and not do any dubbing.

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' will add Bladestorm and Legend of Troy characters as other factions
These two are the more 'Warriors-ish history' characters when compared to other purely fictional characters from Zill Ol or Ninja Gaiden. With the incentives on both Joan of Arc and Achilles, it may be a matter of time until we start seeing the likes of Edward the Black Prince, La Hire, Gilles de Rais, Patroklos (no, not Sophitia's son. Achilles' partner), Hektor, Paris, and many others. Which may also include...

!''Warriors Orochi 4'' will add up [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Greek Mythology]] on both the mystic side and humans side
Gods also participated in the Trojan War, cases could be made for Athena, Ares, Apollo and Aphrodite, all of which had a hand in the Trojan War. Aside of this, the Greek Pantheon is rife with legendary monsters like the Minotaur, Medusa and the Gorgons, etc. In addition of this, there are many tales of Greek heroes, but aside of Trojan War, none came close as 'warring', these heroes would fit very well in a non-historical game like WO. Imagine fighting the likes of Greek heroes such as Heracles/Hercules, Perseus, Atalanta, Theseus, Jason and the Argonauts, Medea or Orion...
* Confirmed. The game's BigBad is Zeus.
** A bit jossed on Zeus being the BigBad. The official trailer shows Zeus doing a spirit bomb with Zhao Yun and Yukimura plus his character design doesn't look a bit sinister to me. He reminds me of a Greek version of Thor with steroids. Unless, Koei is trying to invoke the LightIsNotGood on him.

!Guessings for new Mystics or Pre-History Characters in [=WO4=]
Either Japanese/Chinese deities or non-3 Kingdoms or Sengoku Period characters that will appear in [=WO4=], just like 3 added Kaguya and Shuten Douji and Nezha. Most likely, we'll have to stick with those before Sengoku or Three Kingdoms (which is why probably we won't be seeing UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi)

* Chinese
** Emperor Zhou (Da Ji's husband who was manipulated into letting her terrorize his empire)
** Ao Kuang
** Zhu Bajie
** Sha Wujing
** Houyi
** Xi Wangmu
* Japanese
** Amaterasu
** Tsukuyomi
** Emperor Sutoku (The last of Japan's '3 Most Terrible Youkai', the other 2 being Tamamo-no-Mae and Shuten Douji)
** Tomoe Gozen
** Kintaro/Sakata Kintoki
** Ashiya Douman

!Tecmo-Koei guest stars
While they could just use some of the same assets as Warriors All Stars, letís go over the guesses.
* Ninja Gaiden: Ryu Hayabusa, Ayane
* Dead Or Alive: Kasumi, Marie Rose, Honoka
* Warriors All-Stars: Tamaki, Shiki, Setsuna
* Atelier Mystery Trilogy: Sophie, Plachta, Firis, Liane, Lydie, Suelle.
* Nioh: William

![=WO4=] [=PS4=] version will have DLC appearance of [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]]
His fighting style screams of being ported into Musou style combat, and with Zeus and the Greek Myth coming to fray, who's to say that Kratos wouldn't want another chance to bash Zeus' head good again? Probably going to be non-canon to the overall plot, it's only for Fanservice on the Sony players, since the Switch players have either [[VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Zelda characters]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors Fire Emblem characters]] for their DLC source.

Also probably the original trilogy Kratos before he went to Norse Mythology.

And much like Sophitia in [=WO3U=], it may explain why Kratos suddenly disappeared after [=GOW3=], he got transported to the [=WO-verse=] and his stay there made him calm down about the Greek Gods enough that once he reappeared in Norse, he's a much calmer figure (because really, Koei has a tendency to make things LighterAndSofter...).

!Possible starting/leader characters of [=WO4=]
I'm going to base it on the front row of [[http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/wo4/img/top/character_img.png the group pic]] where asides from Zhao Yun and Yukimura Sanada who are the poster boys of their respective franchises, the leader characters will be (not necessarily per faction):
* [=DW=]: Guan Yinping, Lu Lingqi, Cao Pi and Guo Jia
* [=SW=]: Naomasa Ii, Mitsunari Ishida, Naotora Ii and Yoshitsugu Otani
Either two or three can be the leaders while the rest can be the supporting leaders.
** Something to note about these eight characters is that most of them consistently place in the top ten of their franchises' popularity polls. Ishida, in particular, has been voted ''the'' most popular SW character on multiple occasions. Naomasa is the only one who hasn't, but that's because his SW incarnation hasn't even been included in one yet.
*** Also, Cao Pi and Guo Jia starred in the last main story stage of [=WO3U=].