Hi everyone. At long last, I’m very excited to be able to reveal that we will be bringing the Japanese action game and prestigious ‘Famitsu Gold Award’ winner, Way of the Samurai 4, to PC via Steam later this year!
Developed and published in Japan by Acquire and Spike Chunsoft, Way of the Samurai 4 is part of the million+ selling Way of the Samurai series. The series has seen sequels (and even a prequel) released on numerous consoles, including PSP, PS3 and Xbox 360, but to date none of the games have ever been released on PC. Considering that Way of the Samurai 4 has so far been exclusive to PS3, we’re obviously delighted to be working alongside both Acquire and Spike Chunsoft in creating the first ever transition to PC of such a popular series!
This isn’t the first time we’ve stepped out of the RPG world but I think it’s fair to say that this title represents a bit of a departure for us here at Ghostlight. While we’ve always worked hard to bring Japanese games over to our shores, we’ve mainly focused on JRPGs so this will be the first big Japanese action game we’ve ever worked on! :-)
Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from Way of the Samurai 4:
This 4th entry is set in the mid 19th century, as Japan has begun to open its borders to the Western world. You’ll play as a master-less samurai thrown into a three way conflict between the shogunate pro-governmental forces, the nationalistic isolationists, and the foreign powers who are heavily influenced by the British Navy.
Navigating this new and dangerous world, the missions you select will shape your destiny as you discover multiple endings depending on your loyalty to the three factions.
Way of the Samurai 4 features an awesome dynamic combat system allowing the player to use a wide array of melee and gunpowder weapons to fight enemy samurai. But Way of the Samurai 4 isn’t all about combat as it also offers a vast array of character customization options, weapons and equipment upgrades and a chance to learn a strange new language, English :-).
We’re already hard at work on the PC conversion and I’m hoping to be able to share more news on the game in the very near future.
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