Ghostlight has announced that they will be bringing the oddball Japanese adventure game Way of the Samurai 3 to Steam on PC.
The company is responsible for having brought Way of the Samurai 4 to PC, so they figure they can make a buck or two on the game being released on PC.
Ghostlight has supposedly been working on a port of Way of the Samurai 3 since late last year, and they’re prepping to finalize the development for a release on Steam sometime soon.
The game was originally designed by Acquire and Spike Chunsoft, and the title puts players in the role of a warrior navigating the turbulent times of Japan’s Sengoku era.
Players will experience conflict on the battlefield, bandit fortresses, castles to explore, and even local towns to make friends and enemies in. Like the previous games in the series, Way of the Samurai 3 has a rich palette of weapons for players to acquire, craft and utilize as they fight through various enemies, as well as different narrative paths to pursue, which can result in one of the 20 different endings featured in the game.
As mentioned in the press release, the game has a huge amount of content and customization available simply based one exploring and interacting in the game’s large, open world…
“Your actions and conduct will reward you with Samurai Points and Titles, all of which unlock new game features, customisation options, outfits and accessories. Live as an honourable 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.”
For gamers who aren’t all that keen on hacking and slashing, they also leave the dialogue trees open as a way for players to make progress by talking to other NPCs and utilizing the diplomatic approach to dealing with conflict, as opposed to going Shogun Assassin on everyone.
They don’t have a specific date ironed out for the Steam release of Way of the Samurai 3, but Ghostlight states that their localization methods are pretty much nearing completion… soon.
The only thing some gamers might worry about is whether or not Ghostlight’s localization equates to censorship or if they actually just did their job and made the game readable in English (I’m sure Mugen Souls gamers are still fuming over the incident involving the game’s censorship on Steam). I guess we’ll find out when the game launches on Steam soon enough.