French indie studio Wako Factory announced that Samurai Riot, their 2D, solo or co-op Arcade Beat'em Up for PC, is set to release on Steam in September.
Fans of this genre can look forward to a visual treat, where a backdrop story compels the player to really think about their decisions in game and the ramifications of their choices. Having been hired to bring peace and tranquility to the warring land, each choice you make as a Samurai, Tsurumaru/ Sukane, will have an influence on your destiny and, with an arsenal of deadly attacks at your disposal, the fight to make it through each battle will require guile, skill and forethought.
The main inspiration in the creation of Samurai Riot is really simple - we always loved to play cooperative games, especially arcade style - with each other. We felt that there are not enough local cooperative games to play, so we decided to develop our own Beat’em Up, that focuses on the co-op experience. We are also big fans of Japanese history and we have spent a lot of time on the backdrop story of the game, where you have to make the decision on what you would sacrifice in order to preserve your honor as a samurai and feel that our game seamlessly mixes traditional Japanese elements and mythology, in a fresh and modern take on the classic genre.
Samurai Riot offers a plethora of choices and features including both solo and cooperative play, where the story immerses both players equally, with a multi-branching storyline, complete with eight different endings. Conversely, you could enter a PVP fight against your partner to win the lead. The more you play, the more you accumulate points to unlock new fighting schools for better replay value.
- A unique cooperative system with devastating combined attacks
- Multi-branching storyline with moral decision making
- 8 different endings
- 2D Arcade Gameplay
- Strong replay value: change your gameplay by choosing between various fighting schools
- Superb in game music and SFX
Samurai Riot will be available for £10.99/$14.99/€14.99.