Why hold off till 2017…. when you can release one in 2016 AND 2017?
Musou games really are an annual franchise, especially if you throw in the Xtreme Legends variants or the sheer multitude of franchises they're doing at this point.
I can honestly agree with this. Not that I really mind every couple years.
But, if they can do that with their main franchises, why not Pirate Warriors also?
These kind of games lose their freshness before the year is up, and having new stuff gets people reinterested.
Plus, it always opens the door to new characters to play as. Which is never a bad thing. Still waiting to play as East Blue Villains.