D3Publisher and Shade Inc announce Samurai Maiden launch window

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D3Publisher and developer Shade are saying Samurai Maiden, a brand new multiplatform recreation. The sport’s descriptor is a samurai motion recreation, however on nearer inspection there’s a bit extra to it than that.

Right here’s the set-up.

Samurai Maiden stars Tsumugi Tamaori, a highschool scholar who falls asleep throughout historical past class and wakes up again in time. Particularly subsequent to Nobunaga Oda himself, most likely someday in the course of the mid-to-late 1500s.

On this case, the pair attain the Honnoji Temple to search out it burning and doubling as a portal to the underworld. Contemplating that, traditionally, that was an assassination try on Nobunaga, it’s most likely not the best spot to be.

Tsumugi, a skilled sword fighter, is given a sword by Nobunaga to assist put a cease to the sudden calamity. The hero, now outfitted, is ready to descend into the underworld to struggle zombies and different enemies.

If that was it, Samurai Maiden would already be a doubtlessly attention-grabbing isekai story. Based mostly on studying the set-up I assumed that perhaps it kind of has a Drifters really feel to it.

However then it goes full isekai. Tsumugi meets three ninjas on the Temple. The trio, generally known as The Gokage, and decide to journey with Tsumugi into the underworld. Iyo is a tool-using ninja, Hagane is a robotic ninja and Komimi is a genius with a singular energy.

In the course of the recreation gamers will interact with the Gokage System, which mixes Tsumugi’s sword and the ninja methods collectively. Gamers can select which combos will work finest for any given state of affairs. Past that, the group can have unlockable, even stronger particular skills.

It’s a full out isekai story

These stronger skills? You employ them by smooching the ninjas.

That’s proper, it isn’t simply type of an isekai. It’s hitting a complete bunch of the tropes. There’s a great deal of video games, previous and future, which characteristic a fish out of water. However right here we’ve obtained a full-on pseudo-harem on the go. It’s a Dynasty Warriors model slash ‘em up mixed with some type of romantic subplot.

It’s nearly like Shade Inc. took a take a look at OneeChanbara and Senran Kagura and thought a mixture of the 2 may very well be one thing particular.

On the very least it’s definitely catching my curiosity. Fortunately I’ll be capable of play it virtually wherever. Samurai Maiden is releasing this winter. It’s going to be obtainable on Ps 4, Ps 5, Nintendo Swap and Steam.

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