There’s a reason why XSEED Games hold a special place in the hearts of many gamers: the small but very active publisher has a tradition of picking up games that we’d never expect to see in English and bring them this side of the Pacific for us to enjoy.
The latest of those games is Way of the Samurai 4, that will be published in the US exclusively for the PS3 this summer as a digital download title available on the PSN.
The game, originally developed by Acquire and published by Spike, is a combat-centric action adventure set in mid-19th century Japan and lets the player create and customize his own samurai before throwing him in the tumultuous power struggle between the shogunate pro-governmental forces, the nationalistic isolationists, and the foreign powers who are heavily influenced by the British Navy.
Ken Berry, Director of Publishing at XSEED Games said:
Way of the Samurai 4 is the latest installment of a prized series that we know will be well-received by fans here. In this new game, much more will be told of the epic battles fought in Japan in a way that further evolves the series, including branching storylines, multiple endings, a unique online element, as well as some random silliness and craziness that players have come to expect of the brand.
You can check out a few already localized screenshots below.