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Samurai Riot

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Wako Factory
Developer: Wako Factory
Release Date: Sept. 13, 2017

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'Samurai Riot' Scheduled for September - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2017 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT

Follow the adventures of Sukane and Tsurumaru in this hand-painted 2D co-op beat-'em-up.

Who hasn’t ever dreamed to relive the intensity and conviviality of old school Beat’em Up, with an up-to-date feel? Take note, nostalgic enthusiasts and fellow gamers: Samurai Riot is on its way!

Take on the role of Sukane or Tsurumaru and set off on an adventure in a hand-painted 2D universe that opposes tradition and modernity. Fight against huge Sumo wrestlers with law enforcement shields, or with trigger-happy enemies, or even against creatures straight out of Japanese mythology! Samurai Riot offers a multi-branching scenario with progressive levels of difficulty, which on top of its noticeable replay value adds a truly immersive experience within the world and the stories of both characters.

We have already attended many conventions, both in France and America, feedback has been great and many are already impressed by the cooperative gameplay we have presented. It has been really positive meeting gamers and hearing what they think of our game.”

"The main inspiration in the creation of Samurai Riot is really simple -  we always loved to play cooperative games, especially arcade style - with each other. We felt that there are not enough local cooperative games to play,  so we decided to develop our own Beat’em Up, that focuses on the co-op experience.” said Kevin Buchet, game designer at Wako Factory. “We are also big fans of Japanese history and we have spent a lot of time on the backdrop story of the game, where you have to make the decision on what you would sacrifice in order to preserve your honor as a samurai and feel that our game seamlessly mixes traditional Japanese elements and mythology, in a fresh and modern take on the classic genre.”

Choose to co-op and follow the same path as your partner, or choose to disagree and battle it out during a PvP fight. Any decision you make will greatly impact your story, which can lead to 8 alternative endings.

Enter the civil war by playing an enigmatic Ninja, or an honourable Samurai, and make your own decisions in order to resolve the unstable political situation, surrounded by stunning 2D hand-painted landscapes. Adopt the airy gameplay of the energetic Sukane, helped by her little fox Azu, or pick the robust gameplay of the formidable Tsurumaru armed with its sharpened katana, to knock all of your enemies to the ground. The game is also playable in solo, for those who would like to take on this adventure alone!

Key Features:

  • A unique cooperative system with devastating combined attacks
  • Multi-branching storyline with moral decision making
  • 8 different endings
  • 2D Arcade Gameplay
  • Strong replay value: change your gameplay by choosing between various fighting schools
  • Superb in game music and SFX

Samurai Riot will be available as digital download through Steam in September 2017 for £10.99, $14.99, €14.99.

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