There are 2 new characters have been announced. Hosokawa Gracia is indeed a huge surprise.
Hosokawa Gracia and Sasaki Kojiro are now confirmed. If you don't know who that cute lady is, she's Gracia, the daughter of Akechi Mitsuhide. But why does she look like one of the characters in Bladestorm game? Okay, here's some history about her. Hosokawa Gracia was actually a converted Christian and a wife of Hosokawa Tadaoki. Gracia's main effect on the time, was that rather than allow herself to be captured by Ishida Mitsunari at Akechi Castle, she had herself killed.