North American gamers need no longer be jealous of Way of the Samurai 4’s confirmation for Europe, because XSEED has just announced that the PS3 exclusive is headed to USA too. There’s still no date or price attached to the sandbox samurai period drama, but the confirmation alone should be enough to get you to dust off your kimono in celebration.
For those eager to know more about the plot and setting, localisation specialist Tom Lipschultz explained:
Admiral Perry has just opened Japan’s borders to the British, allowing for a long-overdue globalization process to begin. Unfortunately, one of the open ports happens to be a modest Japanese burg called Amihama, where a resistance group known as the “Disciples of Prajna” have taken up arms against the arriving foreigners and all who support them.
As a lone samurai who’s just arrived amidst the chaos, it’s up to you whether you want to join forces with the Prajna resistance, fight alongside the foreigners in the name of progress or take your stance somewhere between the two by supporting the local government’s attempts to quell the violence (through any means possible).
When you’re not engaged in cultural politics, you’ll be able to participate in a number of mini-games, including night crawling (or dating), fishing, gardening, gambling and more. Sounds good doesn’t it?
XSEED promises more details about the localisation will be released soon. In the mean time, you’ll find us practicing our samurai skills in the kitchen with a partially eaten French loaf.