Hatashiai Is A Realistic Japanese Sword-Fighting Game

By Alistair Wong . June 1, 2016 . 4:00pm

 

Hatashiai, the 3D fighting game that uses realistic Japanese Kenjutsu sword fighting techniques in its combat between legendary martial artists throughout history, is seeking crowdfunding through Indiegogo.

 

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Hatashiai is built upon real-world history, drawing from eight schools of Kenjutsu for its fighting styles. All techniques are real, and to create a realistic sense of impact and defense, the developers have crafted a physics-base sword contact detection system. Players will not have a dedicated block button, but will instead have to use a move that will counter their opponent’s sword’s path.

 

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Opponents can be killed or disabled in a single hit, so any performance enhancement will be necessary. Swords can therefore be customized, swapping out paths of the weapon in order to alter how it behaves in combat.

 

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When Hatashiai launches in Early Access in Winter 2016, it is expected to have local and online multiplayer, a story mode with twenty characters, and a practice mode. While only currently slated for a PC release, they may also bring the game to PS4 and Xbox One.


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