SPIKE ANNOUNCES Way of the Samurai 3 for Xbox 360 Games on Demand

TOKYO, Japan, (September 8, 2011) – Today, Spike officially announced Way of the Samurai 3 for Xbox 360 Games on Demand. Way of the Samurai 3 will appeal to fans of both the series and RPGs, offering players a massive open ended world to roam around. Series including Way of the Samurai 3 are being developed by ACQUIRE, the same team which had worked on the Tenchu franchise.

Set in feudal Japan, gamers must find out the right path to take; side with one of three warring factions - Fujimori clan, Sakurai clan or Takatane villagers - or you can even live as lone wolf, killing anyone who gets in the way.

Way of the Samurai 3 encourages gamers to seek their own way through the game by choosing their own dialogue and actions, which can result in more than 15 different endings. Starting off as 'nameless', players can create their own samurai from different styles of heads and bodies, then it's up to the gamer to create a reputation, rise up the ranks and claim one of 50 different titles.

In total there are eight areas to explore: Amana Castle, Takatane Village, Minori Castle, Kuchihagahara, Guard Gate, Posting Station, Omiki Town and The Road and, in a first for the series, players can also draw their sword during any cutscene to commence battle.

While Way of the Samurai 3 focuses heavily on sword combat, there are over 100 weapons to choose, from swords and spears through to 'joke' weapons such as tuna and short green onion. There's also an unique Original Blade Creation tool, providing over 200 parts to create the ultimate weapon.

In addition, there are various sword fighting combinations to learn, collectable items to find and options to customize characters with a variety of items gained by playing the game again and again.

About Spike Co., Ltd.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Co., Ltd. is a Japan based video game developer and publisher aiming to create extreme entertainment to inspire consumers worldwide using unique marketing methodologies. Spike has published some of the best-selling franchises in Japan, namely Way of the Samurai and Kenka Bancho series. Spike also has extensive experience with the development of console video games, such as Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 for PS3® and Xbox 360® recently.

About ACQUIRE Corp.

ACQUIRE Corp. was established in 1994. Its critically acclaimed Tenchu went on to sell over 1.5 million copies worldwide and was one of the world’s first 3D stealth-action games, helping to define the genre. ACQUIRE grew from a 3-man Indie developer to a full-scale game development studio, now one of the top independent development studios in Japan.

For more information, please contact Spike Co., Ltd. at +81-3-5728-7118 or y-katagata@spike.co.jp.


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