Spike Chunsoft Reveals Way of the Samurai Spinoff Game Katanakami (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
PS4, Switch, PC game ships in Japan in early 2020

Spike Chunsoft revealed during Tokyo Game Show on Saturday that developer Acquire is developing a new game titled Samuraidō Gaiden Katanakami (Way of the Samurai Side Story: God of the Sword). The game is a spinoff of Acquire's Way of the Samurai game series, and it will ship in Japan both physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in early 2020.

The game's story centers on a samurai who enters a forbidden land in order to rescue the daughter of a blacksmith who has been taken in payment for a debt.

Way of the Samurai 4, the latest game in the series, debuted for the PlayStation 3 in March 2011. The game then launched in North America in August 2012 and in Europe in October 2012. The game launched on Steam in July 2015.

The Way of the Samurai series of games are known for having relatively short playthrough times, but contain many decisions. Player actions, and decisions on who to help, hinder, or ignore will influence the game's outcome, providing one of many different endings, encouraging multiple playthroughs of the game.

Update: Spike Chunsoft announced on November 20 that the game will launch in Japan on February 20. Source: 4Gamer

Source: Spike Chunsoft YouTube channel via Gematsu

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