Samurai Maiden is an upcoming action game in which a modern-day schoolgirl is transported back in time to the Sengoku period of Japanese history, forced to use her kendo skills to fight against an undead Oda Nobunaga and an army of skeletal samurai. It's just about the most anime thing ever, and we think it could be a good bit of hack'n' slash fun when it launches on PS5 and PS4 on 1st December.

Protagonist Tsumugi Tamaori is joined by a colourful cast of shinobi friends who each bring something unique to the table. Iyo is a stalwart companion who uses explosive kunai to deal devastating AOE damage, Hagane is able to use her mechanical arm to pin enemies in place, and Kommimi is equally adept at casting onmyoji magic as she is at wielding her massive hammer.

What do you think of this extended look at Samurai Maiden gameplay? is this one you will be picking up or passing on? Begin your training in the comments section below.