Hot on the heels of revealing that they will be bringing Way of the Samurai 3 to Steam, UK publisher Ghostlight has announced the release date for the hotly anticipated open-world samurai game. Way of Samurai 3 will be released on Steam on the 23rd March, priced at just $19.99. Not only that, but there will be a 20% launch discount lasting until the 30th March.

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This 20% discount will also apply to the DLC at launch, when Ghostlight will be offering the following DLC packs:

Way of the Samurai 3 – Accessory Set
27 exclusive accessories to create even more unique and outlandish characters.

Way of the Samurai 3 – Head and Outfit Set
1 exclusive Head and 10 exclusive outfits will help you create truly unique characters.

Way of the Samurai 3 – Weapon Set
40 exclusive weapon parts to create 9 unique swords and the ‘Arquebus’ spear.

Developed and published in Japan by Acquire and Spike Chunsoft, Way of the Samurai 3 is part of the million+ selling Way of the Samurai series.  The series has seen sequels (and even a prequel) released on numerous consoles, including PSP, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
For this new version Ghostlight have added full mouse/keyboard and gamepad support, Steam achievements and a number of other user interface changes providing PC gamers with the best version of Way of the samurai 3 to date.  Cloud Saves are also supported as are Steam trading cards, backgrounds and icons.
Honour, sacrifice, betrayal… Your choices make you who you are. How will history remember you?
You must wield the sword of a mysterious lone samurai during Japan’s turbulent Sengoku era, in one of the most atmospheric action RPGs ever created.
Explore the villages, body-strewn battlefields, bandit fortresses, immense castles and local town of Amana, in an open world bustling with a rich cast of colourful characters that you can help, ignore or victimise.
Choose your friends and enemies carefully in a game where every decision has far-reaching consequences, and where finishing the game is just the beginning of your journey.

  • The Butterfly Effect – More than 20 different endings. Your every action, no matter how subtle or ludicrous, could set in motion a huge variety of events, allowing for huge replayability. Explore new narrative paths, reveal new allies… and enemies!
  • Huge Customization – Craft your own unique weapons from over 200 different parts. Create the ultimate unbreakable weapon to suit your preferred fighting style. Forge lethal swords, spears, pole axes and more outlandish weaponry and discover hundreds of new abilities as you become a true master of each weapon!
  • Reward System and Samurai Rating – Your actions and conduct will reward you with Samurai Points and Titles, all of which unlock new game features, customisation options, outfits and accessories. Live as an honourable samurai, wallow in the low life of a bandit or strike your own path! Your choices lead to new endings, strange followers and other unexpected outcomes.
  • The Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Sword – Fight your enemies by force or take the diplomatic route, using subtle gestures like the unsheathing of your sword or kowtowing. Featuring an extensive dialogue tree, combo system and much, much more!