Last month, D3 publisher announced it would be bringing the school girl ninja hack 'n slash Samurai Maiden to the Nintendo Switch this Winter.
Now, in line with the Tokyo Game Show, it's locked-in a release date. The game will be arriving in Japan (physically and digitally) on 1st December and will follow with a digital-only release in the west on 8th December this year.
The story follows school student Tsumigi Tamaori who is summoned in her sleep to the historic Sengoku period. Here she must team up with new friends and use her amazing sword skills to defeat the undead evil at the Honnoji Temple:
"SAMURAI MAIDEN follows the story of a high school student who falls asleep after a boring day of history lessons, waking alongside historical figure, Nobunaga Oda, known as the first great unifier in Japan. The two find themselves at the burning Honnoji Temple where the underworld has opened. Having trained in the art of sword fighting as a hobby, Tsumugi is suddenly put to the test in actual battle as she is gifted the evil warding blade by the desperate Nobunaga Oda, who steps into the underworld to put an end to the calamity. Even Tsumugi, an admittedly poor history student, recognizes Oda as the hero of the Sengoku period and understands she must rise to this bizarre occasion."
Players can look forward to "slaughtering mobs of undead enemies" with Tsumugi's sword skills - ranging from combo attacks to strong counters. She'll also have some help from some other ninjas and allies along the way.
There'll be unlockable special abilities and a system that allows these combat styles to combine, too:
"In their journey, players will be able to use the "Gokage System," which allows a rapid combination of Tsumugi’s sword style and The Gokage’s powerful ninjutsu. From the samurai’s slashing and piercing attacks—to the ninjas’ wire arm, freezing yin yang jutsu, and various kunai attacks, players will be able to utilize these two types of offense to fight through the hoard of undead enemies."
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