Way of the Samurai, the wacky open-world psuedo-historical action-RPG, apparently made a bit of a splash when its fourth entry hit Steam last year. Now it looks like Way of the Samurai 3 will be following suit.
Here’s theof the game’s features:
- 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!
- Reward System and Samurai Rating – Your actions and conduct will reward you with Samurai Points and Titles, all of which unlock new game features, customisation options, outfits and accessories. Live as an honourable 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.
- 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!
The publisher of this port says ”we’re not far away from release,” but didn’t offer anything more specific.
I’ve said itand I’ll say it again--while Steam’s overwhelming supply of games has presented a lot of real clunkers, it’s given some genuinely unique, weird games a chance to shine. With the formerly PS3-bound fourth and third Way of the Samurai titles now on Steam, can we expect to see the original PS2 games hitting the service soon? And what does this mean for other, similar games? I’d love the chance to play the Yakuza series backwards on my PC.