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Way of the Samurai Announced For PS2

by Thomas on March 1, 2002 @ 9:34 a.m. PST

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will publish Way of the Samurai for the Sony PlayStation 2. Way of the Samurai, a 3D action-adventure game, is a weapons-based combat game with an interesting story element that follows a sizeable cast of characters. Way of the Samurai is being developed by Japan-based Acquire, the developer of the first two titles in the acclaimed Tenchu series, and will ship later this spring.


The Developer Of The First Two Tenchu Titles Partners With BAM! To Bring A Compelling Samurai Fighting Game To An American Audience

"We were extremely pleased to get the opportunity to work with Acquire to publish Way of the Samurai," said Bernard Stolar, President and Chief Operating Officer of BAM! Entertainment. "Considering Way of the Samurai's amazing style, dynamic story and incredible depth of gameplay, it is entirely possible we could have a sleeper hit on our hands this summer."

Way of the Samurai places the player in the midst of a feudal Japan as warring factions vie for control of a country. The year is 1878. The collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji Restoration Era have brought an end to the age of samurai. Born to a time that no longer needs or welcomes them, these samurai are a far cry from the heroes and legends that preceded them. This is a story of the Way of the Samurai in their final days. These are turbulent times. At Rokkotsu Pass, three groups wrestle for power and into this conflict comes our hero, who quickly is swept up into their battles.

In this period-based action-adventure, the story is determined by the player's actions, each decision and action affecting the outcome of the game. Deception and betrayal are tools to be used at will, with sudden, swift combat the final deciding factor. As the samurai, the player will be able to fight enemies in a dynamic 3D environment. Each character in the game has a different fighting style dependant on their sword type and with more than forty types of swords and 200 different fighting techniques, incredibly realistic one-on-one duels make Way of the Samurai the ultimate samurai adventure game.

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