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[PSN Review] Way of the Samurai 4

Way of the Samurai 4 takes place in the harbor town of Amihama, several years after the arrival of the “black ships” from the West ended Japan’s long history of cultural isolation. Amihama’s downtown area has been converted to a “Little Britain,” complete with European-styled buildings occupied by adventurous foreign settlers. Not everyone welcomes these new residents, though, and three distinct factions with opposing ideals begin to take shape. It’s up to the player – a wandering samurai whom fate has drawn to this conflicted land – to decide which faction to support, potentially shaping the course of Japan’s history.

Will you aid the traditional isolationists in their attempts to exile this potential threat to the Japanese way of life? Will you aid the shogunate government in their attempts to keep the peace and establish cordial (but limited) relations with the foreigner contingent? Or will you aid the foreigners in their attempts to establish silk trade and foster cultural exchange, even at the expense of a few traditions? Who will you support? Who will you betray?

Come join the denizens of this conflicted harbor for upscaled and updated versions of all the series staples you’ve come to expect from Way of the Samurai: branching storylines, multiple endings, event choices, character customization, and all the sword collecting, enhancing and modifying you could possibly ask for.

Become the ultimate bastion of virtue or the ultimate disgrace to humanity, and do it however you’d like. The choice is entirely your own…

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[PSP Review] Unchained Blades

In a world inhabited by mythical beings, where colossal labyrinths called Titans tower over the land, there’s a legend that any being who can approach the Goddess Clunea high in the sky shall have a single wish granted. A powerful and self-absorbed dragon named Fang aims for those heights to meet with the Goddess and learn the name of the strongest monster in the world. His drive to find and kill this ultimate opponent and firmly establish himself as the dominant monster of the land is mighty enough to entreat the gods, but his boldness is also his undoing. Disdainful and disrespectful to the Goddess, she strips him of his dragon form and banishes him to the surface. Bereft of the power he once wielded as the Dragon Emperor, Fang must now adjust to surviving in a far weaker body as he navigates the dangerous mazes of halls in his quest for revenge upon the creator herself.

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Way of the Samurai 4 Announced for US PSN Release

XSEED Games just announced that the open-world action title, Way of the Samurai 4, developed by ACQUIRE and published by Spike in Japan, will be released in North America as a digital download on the PSN on August 21. It will cost $39.99, and is exclusive to the PS3.

The latest entry in the popular long-running series, Way of the Samurai 4 takes players on a journey through post-isolationist Japan, allowing them to choose an allegiance in the midst of an ongoing power struggle between three competing factions.

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Sumioni: Demons Arts getting a Patch

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XSeed Games has let us know that a new patch is available for Sumioni: Demons Arts. What is included in said patch? Well, aside from the usual “improvements to address some minor issues and increase performance”, we will also have access to new stages, a ranking leaderboard, an art viewer and a BGM player! You can get started by reading our review of Sumioni: Demons Arts in case you haven’t already, and then just buy the game to get the new update!

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