Years before Samurai Western was made, UEP Systems made Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman. This PsOne title is literally East meets West, the game’s protagonist wields a samurai sword and a revolver.

 

 

The company behind Cool Borders closed their doors years ago, but Rising Zan lives on. Studio Zan, the company behind Overturn and Gachitora: The Roughneck Teacher in High School, scooped up the rights to the game and re-released it on PlayStation Network. If you have a Japanese account you can grab Rising Zan in the Game Archives section for 600 yen ($7).

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