Way of the Samurai 3 is only for the PS3

By Spencer . June 13, 2008 . 4:52pm

wayofs3.jpgThinking of Spike, the Shibuya based publisher is paying the bills by localizing North American developed games for Japan. Haze, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion, The Darkness, and BioShock are their products. Most of these are niche games in Japan, so I like to think of them as the Atlus equivalent in the region.

 

The difference is Spike publishes Japanese developed games like the Way of the Samurai series. The third game is just about finished and it is scheduled to come out in Japan this fall for the PlayStation 3. If you don’t count Samurai Western as a proper follow up to the Way of the Samurai series, it’s been five years since Way of the Samurai 2 came out. Famitsu notes the AI has been bumped up and you can beg for forgiveness by pressing the L2 button.

 

Spike was working on a Way of the Samurai game called Way of the Samurai Online for the Xbox 360, but it’s not even on their schedule now. It’s officially canned, which means the Way of the Samurai series is sticking with the PS3.

 

Xbox 360 owners don't forget to ask Spike to repeatedly press the left trigger of the Xbox 360 controller. 

 

Images courtesy of Spike and Famitsu.


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  • http://www.cosmosgaming.com Chris Dahlberg

    Awesome, I’ve been waiting for a new title for awhile.

  • sarahvait

    Another Way of the Samurai game? I don’t recall the first two being that good.

  • Camden

    I’m glad to see that this series still exists. Still need to play 2 though…

  • CHRAeON

    > Spike was working on a Way of the Samurai game called Way of the
    > Samurai Online for the Xbox 360, but it’s not even on their
    > schedule now.

    Actually, it’s still on their schedule (it’s the last title).

  • Justin Bailey

    Best game news that I’ve seen today. *crosses fingers for co-op/online*

  • Justin Bailey

    Prayers answered xD

    “Joining the PS3 title later this year in Japan will be a PSP version of the original Way of the Samurai. Titled Way of the Samurai Portable, this port of the PS2 classic includes ad-hoc wireless play, allowing two players to make use of their favorite characters in free battle. The PSP title will include characters from Way of the Samurai 3.”

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/881/881542p1.html

  • Hello Hello

    Awesome.

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