Get Personal with the Ladies of Great Edo Blacksmith

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Previously, we’ve met Asaka, Yugiri, and Kiyohana from Nippon Ichi Software’s Great Edo Blacksmith. However, there has been a pretty important part of the game that hasn’t been detailed yet – until now.

Thanks to a new preview via 4Gamer, the game’s intimate, touch-based scenarios have been shown off. As you collect more cash via traversing the dungeons in game, you can retire to the brothel and unwind by spending it all on the ladies.

The primary goal of the dying protagonist is to not only make it big, but also to find love in the city. So far three girls are confirmed for the game. To win over the hearts of the girls, you have to engage in the touching mini-game, which is broken up into “Before Play” and “After Play”.

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Naturally, you can’t just stumble into the brothel and start going all willy-nilly on the girls as you please—you have to properly court them and deepen your relationship with them. You do this via enticing them with the “Before Play” segment, which consists of generally playful actions.

The final stage is the “After Play” portion, which takes things to an entirely new level of passion—although you have to properly get them excited enough in the Before Play set up. In the final After Play scenario, you can remove the clothes of the ladies, and even do some other things (which aren’t detailed yet).

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4Gamer also showed off two more non-romantic characters were shown off for Great Edo Blacksmith:


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Yotaro is a strapping young lad who is generally hanging out with the protagonist. He survives by essentially working as a head hunter in the downtown area of the city, near the Edo Castle. Yotaro then proceeds to connect the shop owners with various patrons who are looking for their wares. He’s also the person who sets the protagonist off on his first visit to the girls in the local brothel.


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Iori is the madame that runs the brothel where Kiyohana, Asaka, and Yugiri work. She’s consistently busy, as she manages multiple other businesses just like the one seen in Great Edo Blacksmith. She’s kind of heart and doesn’t judge the actions of others. She enjoys tobacco more than she does eating food.

Great Edo BlackSmith is coming to Japan on November 27th, 2014 for the PlayStation Vita.

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  1. JackDandy
    September 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Wish I had a Vita.
    Wish I knew Japanese, too. Ah, well…

  2. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    This is either never coming over here or is getting heavily censored if it does, for shame. Looks somewhat interesting.

  3. nonscpo
    September 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    “set the protagonist off to visit the girls in the local brothel” and “the brothel where Kiyohana, Asaka, and Yugiri work”…I called it this game is about Comfort women!

  4. nonscpo
    September 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    No dont state that it will come censored please anything but that! I can honestly see why NIS would censor Criminal Girls, however this game has charachters that play the part. I dont think that if this game got localised it would need any censorship, as long as there are no actual nudie pics in the game (which I sincerly dought given its on a portable).

  5. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t think criminal girls or mugen souls genuinally needed censorship either but they did it anyway. It’s not impossible but I wouldn’t be surprised is all I’m saying. Though either way if Nisa got it we’d have to deal with their translations, blegh.

  6. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Also if this ever comes over here I expect plenty of clickbait articles or reviews saying how “harmful” and “offensive” it is.

  7. nonscpo
    September 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I cant comment on Mugen Souls as that one is a game that flew past my radar. On the Criminal Girls front I hear both the pro and con arguments on that game so thats why I understand how that game could have been censored; although I feel that the extra steam could make the game look alot worse then what it originally was (yay censorship). As far as the clickbait article, I feel that unless the gamergate movement suceeds in bankrupting Kotaku and Polygon or gets the majority of the agenda pushing “journalist” fired. The offended reviews and and editorials are inevitable.

  8. Aristides
    September 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    This game seems like it has it’s own unique taste in fanservice. I like it :3