Yep, ‘Way of Samurai 3’ will be released on Steam on the 23rd March, priced at just $19.99. Not only that, but there will be a 20% launch discount lasting until the 30th March.
This 20% discount will also apply to the DLC at launch, when Ghostlight will be offering the following DLC packs:
Way of the Samurai 3, an accessory set which includes 27 exclusive accessories to create even more unique and outlandish characters. A Head and Outfit Set which includes 1 exclusive Head and 10 exclusive outfits will help you create truly unique characters. Finally, a Weapon Set which includes 40 exclusive weapon parts to create 9 unique swords and the ‘Arquebus’ spear.
The title allows players to wield the sword of a mysterious lone samurai during Japan’s turbulent Sengoku era, in what’s being described as one of the most atmospheric action RPGs ever created.
Featuring villages to be explored, body-strewn battlefields, bandit fortresses, immense castles and local town of Amana, developers are promising an open world bustling with a rich cast of colorful characters that players can help, ignore or even victimize.
Ghostlight says the game will feature more than 20 different endings. A players ‘every action, no matter how subtle or ludicrous, could set in motion a huge variety of events, allowing for huge replayability’ the press release promises.
These deciding factors could be as subtle as a gesture of unsheathing of a sword or kowtowing. An extensive dialogue tree allows for diplomatic route. Part of this variety in storyline is seen in the Samurai Points and Titles, both of which are earned with player’s action and all of which unlock new game features, customization options, outfits and accessories.
‘Live as an honorable samurai, wallow in the low life of a bandit or strike your own path! Your choices lead to new endings, strange followers and other unexpected outcomes,’ Ghostlight notes.
The DLC’s give an indication of the variety of weapons. Players will be able to craft unique weapons from over 200 different parts, allowing for what could be the ultimate unbreakable weapon to suit a preferred fighting style.
‘Forge lethal swords, spears, pole axes and more outlandish weaponry and discover hundreds of new abilities as you become a true master of each weapon!’ promises Ghostlight.
Developed and published in Japan by Acquire and Spike Chunsoft, Way of the Samurai 3 is part of the million+ selling Way of the Samurai series. The series has seen sequels, and even a prequel released on numerous consoles, including PSP, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
For this new version Ghostlight have added full mouse/keyboard and gamepad support, Steam achievements and a number of other user interface changes providing PC gamers with the best version of Way of the samurai 3 to date.
Cloud Saves are also supported as are Steam trading cards, backgrounds and icons.
‘Way of Samurai 3’ will be released on Steam on the 23rd March