Slash samurai with the Wii remote in January

By Spencer . November 15, 2007 . 10:24am

swk.jpgKoei is bringing Samurai Warriors: Katana to the market on January 15, 2008, which means it’s going to come out before Dragon Quest Swords in North America. This is the reverse of what happened in Japan since Square-Enix’s game came out first and Koei followed up with Samurai Warriors: Katana. Both games have essentially the same premise, you use the Wii remote as a sword and slash at enemies on screen. It’s simplistic, arcadey fun. Samurai Warriors: Katana does have a tiny difference besides replacing slimes with samurai, it includes other weapons on top of a sword. The list of weapons includes: a hammer, spear, bow and gun. Hmm… I wonder if this will affect North America’s perception of Dragon Quest Swords since you’re restricted to a single weapon and magic.

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  • Pedro Silva

    I’ll be sure to buy Dragon Quest Swords… This one? not so sure.

  • jeffx

    Any word on the price tag? If this is budget-style, I’m in.

  • @jeffx – This is going to be a full priced game in the $50 USD range.

  • Pedro Silva

    @ Spencer

    You never know, Ghost Squad appeared to be like that too and they dropped before launch to the $30 pricetag.

    but yeah, this is budget price at best, judging from what I’ve seen from it.

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