Way of the Samurai 4 is a PS3 exclusive, and it launches in the States today. The game features a neat mechanic that sees wandering samurai appearing in other player’s games, similar to players invading each other’s worlds in Demon’s Souls.
Speaking with Siliconera, Tetsushi Saito, Localization Director at developer Acquire explained Demon’s Souls influence, “The game is characterized by character customization, but there wasn’t a place to display that personality. That said, it was difficult to make the game completely online-capable.”
“The originality of the asynchronous online system used by Demon Soul’s led us into discussions about creating a simplified version in the form of the wandering samurai feature. It was a technological possibility, and it was the right decision to add it to the game. However, it was difficult because it was a feature we added at the end of development”, Saito added.
Way of the Samurai launches in Europe on PS3 5 October.