Sword-fighting action game SAMURAI MAIDEN will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch on December 1 in Japan, and for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on December 8 worldwide, D3 Publisher and developer Shade announced.
In Japan, the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch versions will be available both physically and digitally. In the west, the game will be digital-only. First-print copies of the physical edition will include a download code for the “Sailor Suit Gal” costume, as well a download code for the opening theme song “Divine Tuning” and ending theme song “Kotonoe Ni Saku Ver.” MP3 files.
The official website was also updated with the following new characters:
Nobunaga Oda (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)
“I will slay all who oppose my rule!”
A renowned military leader of the Sengoku period, Nobunaga Oda. Upon meeting Tsumugi in Honno-ji as it burns down around them, he is initially suspicious of the oddly-dressed woman. But with no other means to escape the hoards of undead surrounding them, he offers her a magic katana and asks her to join the fight. Broad-minded yet temperamental, Nobunaga can show glimpses of kindness behind his merciless savagery, earning the enduring loyalty of his ninja subordinate, Iyo. It seems he is determined to live in order to fulfill some great purpose…
Shingen Takeda (voiced by Shuka Saito)
“But I still wanna play!”
A renowned military leader of the Sengoku period, Shingen Takeda, as she appears in the Underworld. Though friendly and fun-loving, her battle prowess is undeniable. She constantly seeks to prove herself, often resorting to violence with childlike naivety. Although she’s continued her rivalry with Kenshin Uesugi in the Underworld, she can’t stand the constant scolding. That’s not to say Shingen can’t dish it out herself, though, like when she provokes Komimi by treating her like a child.
Kenshin Uesugi (voiced by Emi Uema)
“I am the incarnation of Bishamonten!”
A renowned military leader of the Sengoku period, Kenshin Uesugi, as she appears in the Underworld. This vision of beauty may carry herself with gracious dignity, but she couldn’t care less what anyone else has to say. Self-righteous in her benevolence, she ignores everyone else’s wishes and sets out to “save” them as she sees fit. Although Kenshin works as a peacekeeper in the Underworld, her rivalry with Shingen continues unabated. With a tendency for snap judgments, she pronounces Hagane a shameless evildoer when they first meet just because of her outfit.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Beneath the cherry blossom trees in stunning Japan, a young woman becomes…a samurai?? Experience fast-paced action in the Sengoku period as this everyday girl slays demons and slashes her way through the chaos!
A temple in flames. Swirls of black smoke rise high into the sky. The angry shouts of soldiers can be heard all around. Before you stands a bearded old man… Wait, is that Nobunaga Oda?!
A young woman from the 21st century with sharp swordsmanship skills finds herself in Honno-ji during the Sengoku period! Together with a trio of newfound ninja friends, she races through the Underworld beneath Honno-ji, confronted by enraged corpses at every turn!
Nothing can stop this all-female powerhouse team, as the young woman turned samurai slashes up enemies while the ninja wipe them out with their fierce ninjutsu!
And when things get tough, activate the Devoted Heart technique to have samurai and ninja lock lips to enhance their abilities! There are so many exhilarating, epic battles to take on! Slay the Demon Lord of the Sengoku period and forge everlasting bonds with your ninja friends!
A brand-new female-led sword-fighting action game is here!
Watch a new trailer below, as well as the Tokyo Game Show 2022 broadcast featuring new gameplay. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Tokyo Game Show 2022 Special
(Gameplay footage from 21:49 to 32:52.)