Ghostlight Ltd. has announced that they will be bringing the Japanese open world action game, Way of the Samurai 3, to Steam. The publisher stated that they have been working on the PC port of Way of the Samurai 3 since late last year. While they didn’t give an exact release date, Ghostlight Ltd. has said that they are confident that the game could be ready for release in the near future.
“Developed and published in Japan by Acquire and Spike Chunsoft, Way of the Samurai 3 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, Xbox 360 and PC.
Honour, sacrifice, betrayal… Your choices make you who you are. How will history remember you?
You must wield the sword of a mysterious lone samurai during Japan’s turbulent Sengoku era, in one of the most atmospheric action RPGs ever created.
Explore the villages, body-strewn battlefields, bandit fortresses, immense castles and the local town of Amana, in an open world bustling with a rich cast of colourful characters that you can help, ignore or victimise.
Choose your friends and enemies carefully in a game where every decision has far-reaching consequences, and where finishing the game is just the beginning of your journey…”
Game Features Include:
- The Butterfly Effect – More than 20 different endings. Your every action, no matter how subtle or ludicrous, could set in motion a huge variety of events, allowing for huge replayability. Explore new narrative paths, reveal new allies… and enemies!
- Huge Customization – Craft your own unique weapons from over 200 different parts. Create the ultimate unbreakable weapon to suit your preferred fighting style. Forge lethal swords, spears, pole axes and more outlandish weaponry and discover hundreds of new abilities as you become a true master of each weapon!
- The Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Sword – Fight your enemies by force or take the diplomatic route, using subtle gestures like the unsheathing of your sword or kowtowing. Featuring an extensive dialogue tree, combo system and much, much more!
- Reward System and Samurai Rating – Your actions and conduct will reward you with Samurai Points and Titles, all of which unlock new game features, customization options, outfits and accessories. Live as an honorable samurai, wallow in the low life of a bandit or strike your own path! Your choices lead to new endings, strange followers and other unexpected outcomes.
For more information you can check out the official news release here. Fans of the series or those curious can also check out the already available Way of the Samurai 4 at its Steam page here. For more news and great articles be sure to check out the rest of The Nerd Stash.
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