D3 Publisher and developer Shade have announced their new upcoming action title, Samurai Maiden. Throughout this title, protagonist Tsumugi Tamaori finds herself summoned within her sleep to the Sengoku period, where she encounters the legendary Nobunaga Oda, Japan’s initial great unifier.
However, a portal to the underworld opens up beneath the Honnoji Temple, causing Tsumugi to be granted a sword by Nobunaga. Though thankfully and coincidentally, Tsumugi knows the basics of swordplay since she practices it as a hobby. So, armed with this genuine weapon, she goes on to slay waves of undead foes.
Moreover, three ninjas of Honnoji Temple, known as the Gokage, also aid Tsumugi on her quest.:
- Iyo – Hardworking ninja who utilizes ninja tools, such as kunai.
- Hagane – An older ninja with a mechanical body who fights unconventionally, such as with her wire arm.
- Komimi – A genius who uses freezing yin yang Jutsu.
The Gokage System mechanic will allow players to use Tsumugi’s sword strikes and her ninja allies’ varied skillsets in conjunction with each other, though specifics on how this will exactly work were not provided.
Also worthy of note is that the main character designs are by illustrator Miwano Rag. Further, the confirmed voice cast is listed below:
- Tsumugi Tamaori: Yuki Yomichi
- Iyo: Miku Ito
- Hagane: Sumire Uesaka
- Komimi: Miyu Tomita
- Nobunaga Oda: Takaya Kuroda
You can view official Samurai Maiden screenshots, key art, and its logo via our gallery below:
You can view the Samurai Maiden announcement trailer below:
Samurai Maiden is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam this Winter. The title can also currently be wishlisted on Steam.
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