D3 Publisher announces anime girl action game SAMURAI MAIDEN


D3 Publisher and developer Shade announced SAMURAI MAIDEN for PC and consoles, with a worldwide release set.

SAMURAI MAIDEN is launching sometime in winter 2022, worldwide, across Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

SAMURAI MAIDEN’s story focuses on student Tsumugi Tamaori, a young girl that is transported to the Sengoku period of Japan while asleep. Her journey unfolds while she makes new friends and fights the undead hordes that have overrun Honnoji Temple.

Here’s the first trailer for the recently teased game:

English version

Japanese version

Here’s a rundown on the game:

The best of flowers are the cherry blossoms, and the best of samurai is JK! Defeat monsters in the Warring States Period using stylish swordplay action!

Choking black smoke from a temple consumed by flame. Furious cries of soldiers echo in the hallowed grounds. And the bearded man before you is none other than… Oda Nobunaga?!

Samurai JK, a master swordsman, is summoned to Honnoji Temple during the Warring States Period! She and her ninja maidens must enter the temple’s underworld, which is overrun by denizens of hell!

The Shadow Guard System combines Samurai JK’s sword skills with the ninja maidens’ nunjutsu to wipe out their enemies. Exhilarating battles unfold when training your team in the art of kissing, or the Kuchizuke no Jutsu, and much more!

Slay the demons of the Warring States Period and forge a bond with beautiful maidens in an all-new girls’ sword-fighting action game!


Nobunaga Oda, the Honnoji Incident in 1582… 1582…?

Alone in her classroom after school, Tsumugi Tamaori is studying during detention. History is not her forte. She particularly dislikes having to remember dates.

“I’m glad I wasn’t born in the Warring States period,” she mutters to herself. Every single page in her textbook related to that time in history is littered with stories of battles.

This is Tsumugi’s last clear memory, before she passes out… When she awakes, she is no longer in a classroom, but in a temple engulfed in flames: Honnoji.

“If you don’t want to die, you must fight,” said a bearded man who called himself Nobunaga Oda. Tsumugi can’t tell if it’s the real Nobunaga Oda, though, since the only pictures in the history books are woodblock prints.

A crowd of skeletons swarms into the temple. Tsumugi is handed a long Japanese sword. It wasn’t a fake one like the ones from fencing practice. This was a real sword.

“Looks like I’ve got no choice! If I have to fight, I’m gonna fight with all my might!”

June 2, 1582, the Honnoji Incident. In the final days of Oda Nobunaga, the hero of the Warring States period, a girl named JK finds herself tossed into the fray. This might spice up the history books a little…

About the SAMURAI MAIDEN Asian Localized Version

The Asian localized version for all platforms includes subtitles in five languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, English, and Japanese) to appeal to players across the world.

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