Spike’s latest trailer for Way of the Samurai 4 showcases swordfights and new gameplay systems.
If you missed our previous posts, the Proof of Life system carries actions from one game into the next. The part where the main character was sneaking through a house was a stealth action part where you can have a romantic rendezvous at night. And the water wheel is a torture mini-game designed to punish wanton violence.
A feature we haven’t heard about before is sword testing bystander killing mode. Acquire created a system where players automatically upload their character data online, which is then transferred to another player’s game. Once your samurai wanders into another world he becomes a NPC bent on sharpening his sword by killing the master of that world. Defeat the invader and you’ll win his sword.
PlayStation Network will see an influx of wandering samurai on March 3 when Way of the Samurai 4 is released in Japan.