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Samurai Western

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action
Publisher: Spike / Atlus
Developer: Acquire

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'Samurai Western' (PS2) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PST

In Samurai Western, you assume the role of a young samurai named Kiryu Goujiro, who's traveled to the US all the way from Japan to find his older brother. Goujiro sticks to his bushido code of honor and his belief that the Japanese sword is the strongest weapon in the world, so he seems to fight only with his sword throughout the game. Since Goujiro's outnumbered by gunmen who can pepper him with bullets from yards away, it's a good thing he has a lot of talent with his sword.

"We're thrilled to be adding Samurai Western to the Atlus' line-up, said Gail Salamanca , Marketing Manager, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "There's nothing quite like deflecting a rain of gun fire while running up on a group of gunmen, only to eviscerate them in one fell swoop. Whoever said 'never bring a knife to a gunfight' obviously hadn't played Samurai Western."

It's the American West during the 1800's. The days of pioneers and the Gold Rush are ending, and a transcontinental railway is in place. One day, a lone stranger arrives in a tiny, windswept desert town.

His long hair is drawn back in a topknot and he wears strange foreign clothes. A mysterious-looking blade that is neither a knife nor a saber hangs from his belt. This mysterious stranger is certainly no gunman, and he ain't no indian.

His name is Gojiro Kiryu, and he's bringing justice back to the Old West.

Samurai Western Key Features:

  • Slash your way through 16 different missions!
  • Bushido Sense allows you to dodge and deflect bullets with superhuman skill!
  • Customize your hero by choosing between 10 different stances each with their own special attacks and powers!
  • Over 100 unlockables including over 25 playable characters, 70 accessories and 20 weapons!
  • Be a Samurai or a Gunman! Unique 2 player mode allows you to play as both!
  • Unleash the power of the samurai in Master Mode and chain hundred-hit combos!

Samurai Western has not yet been rated by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99.

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