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Topic: Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai

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Magician

This appears to be Acquire's take on the Diablo formula. Looks as though you play a sword smith who attempts to gain renown with three different clans. At first glance I thought the game looked pretty cool. So today I was happy to see that the game received a solid score from Famitsu, a 32/40. If Snack World fails to entertain me over my vacation it'll be nice to have Katana Kami as a backup option.

Looks like there's some online connectivity involving a Dark Souls-esq invasion mechanic.

Play-Asia has a blog post that goes into better detail.
https://www.play-asia.com/blog/2020/01/17/katana-kami-a-way-o...

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RR529

So it's a an isometric fantasy infused Way of the Samurai spinoff?

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Magician

@RR529 - Looks that way, yeah.

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Ryu_Niiyama

I'm pretty excited for this one. I love the SamuraiDou series (even Western). I'm hoping if this sells well enough 4 plus will get ported or an announcement for 5 will happen.

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SwitchForce

So is the Japan version english text as I seen on Amazon Japan and it gives you extras stuff for PreOrder so that was why I order this verison.

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Magician

Just got my physical copy.

I'll be back with first impressions tomorrow.

P.S. - Side note, the Japanese version does not default to English. You'll have to manually change the language. At the title screen you'll see four options. Language is the bottom option.

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Ryu_Niiyama

I found my answer. Deleted my question since it caused confusion.

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SwitchForce

Magician wrote:

P.S. - Side note, the Japanese version does not default to English. You'll have to manually change the language. At the title screen you'll see four options. Language is the bottom option.

Alot better than having no english options for the money one spent on buying it.

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Zyph

@Magician Does your copy work with the NA eShop or just the JP eShop?

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Magician

Zyph wrote:

@Magician Does your copy work with the NA eShop or just the JP eShop?

The version you purchase is tied to the region it originated from. If you bought the Japanese physical release you'll need a Japanese Nintendo account to download the extras that come in a code with the game.

Anywho, first impressions. I feel that one word sums up this game fairly well, stressful. This action/rpg is on the opposite spectrum from Diablo III. In Diablo III the gameplay focuses on you melting enemy mobs as quickly as possible. Here in Katana Kami combat is more measured, slower.

It feels like an honest attempt at being a samurai simulator. Rather than spamming attacks as you would in most other action/rpg games, instead your best source of offense is to dodge/parry and then counterattack. And if more enemies are in the general area that counterattack will extend to those enemies as well.

The degree of chain attacks you can execute early in game are mesmerizing.

I've got two major qualms with the game, one is input response time, the other is the fixed camera. It feels as though there's a delay from my button press to the actual action on screen. It isn't a problem now, but it could be a serious problem later on when more enemies crowd the screen and the framerate begins dipping.

And the fixed camera is just awful, as buildings can block your view. The game offers character and enemy silhouettes through obstacles, but there may be ground-based environmental obstacles in your way as well, and the silhouettes don't help in avoiding those.

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Ryu_Niiyama

^good to hear, that means they kept the gameplay/swordplay mechanic of Samurai Dou intact...yep gotta get this.

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Rpg-lover

@Ryu_Niiyama it has English language option but not on default settings. You have to select it urself.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@Rpg-lover I'm guessing you are talking about the Japanese version. My question was about the US version if I can play in Japanese. That option is sometimes removed on domestic eshop releases.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@SwitchForce what? I didn’t say anything about physical vs eshop versions. I’m asking about the regional differences.

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Zyph

Magician wrote:

Zyph wrote:

@Magician Does your copy work with the NA eShop or just the JP eShop?

The version you purchase is tied to the region it originated from. If you bought the Japanese physical release you'll need a Japanese Nintendo account to download the extras that come in a code with the game.

Thanks! I asked because there are games (e.g. Ryza) that I bought but was the EU version but all updates and DLCs work with the NA eShop. Although if there was a code for something I'm guessing it'll only work on the EU eShop like you said.

I do have an JP account so it's no problem for me to buy the JP physical version just like yours. Thanks!

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Hanzo1987

Does anyone know how to get the dlcs of the Japanese physical version? Do they come in a code in the box or where because in the eshop of Japan they do not appear in the European if

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SwitchForce

@Ryu_Niiyama I am just stating there is NA/US physical release only Japanese with english options.

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SwitchForce

so in the japan version does anyone know on the start screen showing the samurai and girl which option to pick?

Holly beep that wasn't easy.....I had to use google translate to just translate the word english to japanese to find the right characters. This isn't easy.

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