Way of the Samurai 4 gets Western release

XSeed Games is bringing acclaimed PS3 title Way of the Samurai 4 to PSN in the US one year after its Japan release.

The action game was first released in Japan in March 2011, where it was published by Spike and developed by Acquire. It picked up a Gold Award with Japanese mag Famitsu.

Way of the Samurai 4 begins in 19th Century Japan. Players take control of their own customisable samurai who can roam the world and embark on various quests. Like Namco Bandai’s Demon’s Souls, gamers can also roam in other users’ games as an assassin to try and defeat them.

Way of the Samurai 4 is the latest instalment of a prized series that we know will be well-received by fans here,” said Ken Berry, director of publishing at XSeed Games.

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.”

XSeed localisation specialist Tom Lipschultz added: Spike and Acquire’s Way of the Samurai 4 is confirmed for release in North America on the PS3, and we at XSeed Games are pleased to be bringing it to you fully uncut and uncensored.”

The game will arrive exclusively on PSN as a digital download in North America. A street date or UK release has not yet been confirmed.

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