D3 Publisher and Developer Shade Announced a Sword Fighting Action Game SAMURAI COUNTRIES for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC (Steam). It will be launched worldwide this winter.
SAMURAI COUNTRIES follows student Tsumugi Tamaori, who is summoned in her sleep to the Sengoku period, where she must team up with new friends and use her sword skills to defeat the undead evil unearthed at the Honnoji Temple.
Here’s an overview of the game, via D3 Publisher:
SAMURAI COUNTRIES follows the story of a high school student who falls asleep after a boring day of history classes and wakes up next to the historical figure Nobunaga Oda, known as the first great unifier in Japan. The two find themselves in the burning Honnoji Temple where the underworld has been opened. Trained in the art of sword fighting as a hobby, Tsumugi is suddenly put to the test in real battle when she receives the evil fencing knife from the desperate Nobunaga Oda, who steps into the underworld to end the disaster. Even Tsumugi, an admittedly poor history student, recognizes Oda as the hero of the Sengoku period and understands that she must face this bizarre event.
In SAMURAI COUNTRIES, players can look forward to slaughtering crowds of undead foes with Tsumugi’s powerful swordplay. With stylish combo attacks and strong counters, Tsumugi is well equipped to defeat groups of zombies and tough bosses, but as a modern-day student, she’s incapable of fighting her way out of the underworld!
Tsumugi is not though SAMURAI COUNTRIES‘s only fighter: she meets three friendly ninjas in the Honnoji Temple, known as The Gokage, who decide to brave the underworld with her. The Gokage consists of Iyo, a hard-working ninja with a variety of tools, Hagane, an elderly ninja with a mechanical body, and Komimi, a genius with a unique jutsu. During their travels, the team will argue, laugh and fight side by side, forging new bonds.
During their journey, players can use the ‘Gokage System’, which allows a quick combination of Tsumugi’s sword style and The Gokage’s powerful ninjutsu. From the samurai’s slashing and piercing attacks to the ninja’s wire arm, freezing yin yang jutsu and various kunai attacks, players can use these two types of attacks to battle through the wealth of undead enemies.
In addition, the group has unlockable special abilities: when the ghosts of Tsumugi and The Gokage are boosted, they can unlock these abilities by locking lips. However, they will need to build trust in each other before these special unified abilities can be unleashed in battle.
Break through the evil in the Sengoku period and build relationships with the Sengoku girls while the temple is on fire. The samurai cut while the ninjas roll dice to destroy the underworld of Honnoji Temple – will they be able to rewrite history?
And here are some additional details via Asian version publisher Clouded Leopard Entertainment:
The best flowers are the cherry blossoms, and the best samurai is JK! Defeat monsters in the warring states period with stylish sword fighting action!
Choking black smoke from a temple consumed by flames. Furious cries of soldiers reverberate across the sacred grounds. And the bearded man in front of you is none other than… Oda Nobunaga?!
Samurai JK, a master swordsman, is summoned to Honnoji Temple during the Warring States Period! She and her ninja girls must enter the underworld of the temple, which is overrun by denizens of hell!
The Shadow Guard system combines the sword skills of Samurai JK with the nunjutsu of the ninja girls to wipe out their enemies. Exciting battles unfold as you train your team in the art of kissing, or the Kuchizuke no Jutsu, and much more!
Defeat the demons of the Warring States period and bond with beautiful maidens in an all new sword fighting action game for girls!
Nobunaga Oda, the Honnoji Incident in 1582… 1582…?
Tsumugi Tamaori sits alone in her class after school and studies while incarcerated. History is not her forte. She especially doesn’t like having to remember dates.
“I’m glad I wasn’t born in the time of the Warring States,” she mutters to herself. Every page in her
textbook related to that time in history is littered with stories of battles.
This is Tsumugi’s last clear memory, before she passes out…
When she wakes up, she is no longer in a classroom, but in a temple going up in flames: Honnoji.
“If you don’t want to die, you have to fight,” said a bearded man who called himself Nobunaga Oda. However, Tsumugi cannot say if it is the real Nobunaga Oda as the only photos in the history books
A crowd of skeletons swarms into the temple. Tsumugi is handed a long Japanese sword. It wasn’t a fake like the one from the fencing exercise. This was a real sword.
‘Looks like I don’t have a choice! If I must fight, I will fight with all my might!”
June 2, 1582, the Honnoji Incident. In the final days of Oda Nobunaga, the hero of the warring states, a girl named JK is thrown into battle. This might brighten up the history books a bit…
About the Asian localized version
The Asian localized version for all platforms includes subtitles in five languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, English and Japanese) to appeal to players around the world.
Watch the announcement trailer below. Check out the first screenshots in the gallery. Visit the official website here: English, Japanese.