While XSEED Games is behind the North American distribution of Way of the Samurai 4, Nippon Ichi Software America is behind the PAL region distribution. The company today announced in their Prinny Bomb newsletter that they have opened the games official website which can be viewed HERE.
The Way of the Samurai series is widely renowned for allowing players to make far-reaching decisions that can radically alter the course of the story.
Way of the Samurai 4 takes place in the harbor town of Amihama, several years after the arrival of the “black ships” from the West ended Japan’s long history of cultural isolation. Amihama’s downtown area has been converted to a “Little Britain,” complete with European-styled buildings occupied by adventurous foreign settlers. Not everyone welcomes these new residents, though, and three distinct factions with opposing ideals begin to take shape. It’s up to the player – a wandering samurai whom fate has drawn to this conflicted land – to decide which faction to support, potentially shaping the course of Japan’s history.
Will you aid the traditional isolationists in their attempts to exile this potential threat to the Japanese way of life? Will you aid the shogunate government in their attempts to keep the peace and establish cordial (but limited) relations with the foreigner contingent? Or will you aid the foreigners in their attempts to establish silk trade and foster cultural exchange, even at the expense of a few traditions? Who will you support? Who will you betray?
Come join the denizens of this conflicted harbor for upscaled and updated versions of all the series staples you’ve come to expect from Way of the Samurai:branching storylines, multiple endings, event choices, character customization, and all the sword collecting, enhancing and modifying you could possibly ask for.
Become the ultimate bastion of virtue or the ultimate disgrace to humanity, and do it however you’d like. The choice is entirely your own…
Unlike most of their websites which are slowly unlocked, a fair portion of the site is open for your viewing – including About, Setting, Cast and System.