Remember that Way of the Samurai tease back at the Toyko Game Show? It was actually for a game called Ukiyo no Roushi (translation; Ronin of the Fleeting Life) coming from Danganronpa developer Spike Chunsoft.
Paired with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, these two games tell a ‘what if’ story set during the end of the edo era. Both share the same fields and systems, but offer completely divergent stories – the Vita version telling the branching (but directional) story of Shinsengumi soldier Houjirou Okita.
The game uses a rendering engine known as the “Ukiyo Engine” (lit.; Fleeting Life Engine), allowing the development team to create whatever landscapes they like using “ukiyoe-esque visuals.”
Here’s the game’s announced staff list, some notable names in the mix;
- Director: Kazunori Hanashima
- Main Planner: Takayuki Sugawara (Danganronpa Director)
- Character Designer: Hidetoshi Fujii (Danganronpa)
- Music: Kemmei Adachi (Patapon, LocoRoco)
Release dates for Ukiyo no Roushi and its PS3 counterpart Ukiyo no Shishi have not been announced, but we’ll be sure to keep you informed as new information becomes available.
Note; Sorry about the image quality on the scan, there’s no high resolution version available.