That was the plot of the original game. Ikki Online doesn’t seem that much different except you don’t have to be a farmer. You can join the ranks of the oppressive government who has ninjas in online battles. According to this week’s issue of Famitsu, Ikki Online supports up to twelve players with online lobbies. Players can talk to each other with icon chat.
Sunsoft designed Ikki Online with two graphic styles: classic and gorgeous. The latter has updated 3D models while classic uses retro graphics.
Since Ikki Online is a PlayStation Network title and Sunsoft has a US branch again, there’s a chance this could see a Stateside release.