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Ghostwire: Tokyo
Ghostwire: Tokyo

Action 25 March 2022

GhostWire: Tokyo is the new game from the legendary Shinji Mikami, announced at the Bethesda conference at E3 2019.

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NiOh
NiOh

RPG 07 February 2017

A third-person action game developed by Team Ninja studio (known from titles like Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden) under the supervision of Koei Tecmo company. We play as a samurai fighting against various enemies, among which we will find both humans and monsters. We cut our way through the enemies not only with conventional weaponry, but also with special abilities of our hero and the magical power enchanted in his sword. Gameplay is a mix of games like Onimusha and Dark Souls.

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NiOh 2: The Complete Edition
NiOh 2: The Complete Edition

RPG 13 March 2020

A sequel to the souls-like game from 2017. It was developed by the creators of the first entry in the series, Team Ninja. In NiOh 2, the players once again assume the role of a samurai who faces hostile men and mythical creatures.

PCPS5PS4

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends

Action 16 October 2020

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a DLC introducing online co-op mode for up to four players, available for free to owners of the original Sucker Punch studio game. The developers were inspired by Japanese mythology when creating it.

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Okami
Okami

Arcade 19 September 2006

Okami is a production from Clover Studios, the developers responsible for both parts of the well received by Viewtiful Joe series players. The main assumption of the game is to base its visual and climatic style on the old Japanese art of sumi-e painting, characterized by a specific line and color palette.

PS2Wii

Ronin: Samurai Redemption
Ronin: Samurai Redemption

RPG 2023

A TPP action RPG that takes us to a fantasy version of feudal Japan. In Ronin: Samurai Redemption you are given three titular warriors at your disposal, and your task is to stop the death march of an evil spirit - the Shinigami - and his army of monsters.

PC

Okami HD
Okami HD

Adventure 01 November 2012

A refreshed version of the famous action adventure game that tells the story of a goddess in the form of a wolf that faces the evil. The HD edition features improved graphics. The developers of Okami HD aimed to retain the unique visual style of the original game and adapt it to modern standards. The original version was released in 2006 on PlayStation 2.

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Toukiden Kiwami
Toukiden Kiwami

Action 28 August 2014

Game was created by Omega Force, Japanese studio known from such series as Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors. The plot of the game refers to the Japanese mythology and focuses on the war waged with demons called Oni, which crawled out from under the ground and took over most of human settlements. Players take on the role of elite warriors, called to fight against the spreading evil. Gameplay boils down to exploration and conversations with NPCs who give us further tasks.

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GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon

Action 09 February 2022

Getsufumaden: Undying Moon is a 2D platformer in which we play as a defender of the living who battles evil spirits in a dark fantasy world. The game was developed by GuruGuru studio.

PCSwitch

NiOh Collection
NiOh Collection

RPG 05 February 2021

Bundle including both parts of the NiOh soullike series from Team Ninja studio, which were previously released on the PlayStation 4 and PC. The NiOh Collection contains all the content developed for both games.

PS5

The Spirit of the Samurai
The Spirit of the Samurai

Action 2023 (early access since December 2022)

The Spirit of the Samurai is an action adventure game set in the feudal Japan, in which we control three different characters - samurai, spirit and cat. The game was developed by Digital Mind studio.

PC

Toukiden: The Age of Demons
Toukiden: The Age of Demons

Action 27 June 2013

An action TPP game developed by Japanese studio Omega Force (the creators of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors). Toukiden: The Age of Demons is set in a fantasy world inspired by Japanese mythology and history. The world is being invaded by demons, and you play as an elite warrior protecting one of the humanity's last settlements. The game takes place in the village of Utaka, a half-open location, where you can meet NPCs, receive quests, etc.

PSPPSV

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Action 10 November 2020

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a species hybrid developed for PCs. It allows you to take on the role of the Japanese goddess of crops, who during the campaign must both fulfill platform missions, as well as deal with rice cultivation, cooking dishes and constructing objects.

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Okamiden
Okamiden

Arcade 30 September 2010

Continuation of the extraordinary adventure known from PlayStation 2 and Wii for the first time on a portable platform. Play as young helpers of the goddess of the sun and once again save the world from demons.

NDS

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story

RPG 20 February 2020

A spin-off of the Way of the Samurai series in which we play the role of a samurai helping the blacksmith to raise the money he needs to free his kidnapped daughter. In Katanakami we fight against hordes of enemies, and also sell katana made in the workshop.

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Samurai Bringer
Samurai Bringer

Action 21 April 2022

Hack'n'slash with roguelike elements that takes us to a world inspired by Japanese history and mythology. In Samurai Bringer, we play as Susanoo, who must face trials of strength to regain his lost power and defeat the Yamata-no-Orochi.

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God Wars: The Complete Legend
God Wars: The Complete Legend

RPG 14 June 2018

An improved version of the tactical RPG God Wars: Future Past. The players are taken to a fantasy world inspired by Japanese myths and take part in an adventure of Princess Kaguya.

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Muramasa: The Demon Blade

RPG 09 April 2009

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a two-dimensional mix of action game and RPG, whose action is set in a fantastic and mythical version of Japan.

WiiPSV

Hyakki Castle
Hyakki Castle

RPG 15 November 2017

Hyakki Castle is a role-playing game developed by Japanese studio Asakusa. The developers were inspired by the rich folklore and history of their country. The game takes place during the Edo period and revolves around a wizard sent to a stronghold that serves as a prison for the enemies of the shogunate. Somehow he manages to free himself and take control of the whole building. The player controls a four-person group of warriors sent to stop the mage.

PCPS4Switch

Slice, Dice & Rice
Slice, Dice & Rice

Fighting 27 April 2017

A 2D fighting game set in an alternative reality based on how the ancient Japanese imagined afterlife. We can choose from a roster of eight characters, each of them has different appearance, weapons and special abilities. Additionally, they all have their unique stories which we discover during the game. The feature that distinguishes this game, developed by an indie studio called DojoGames, is the lack of a health bar.

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Setting Sun
Setting Sun

Action 2023

A roguelike action game in the style of dungeon-crawlers, in which we can play solo or in co-op mode. Setting Sun is set in Edo period Japan, where the shogun rules the country with a firm hand and yokai demons move freely around the world.

PC

World of Demons
World of Demons

Action 02 April 2021

World of Demons is a slasher action game based on a free-to-play model. The production is set in a fantastic version of medieval Japan and allows you to play the role of a samurai, who by means of a skill-based combat system fights battles with supernatural beings. The defeated enemies can recruit and train them to support him in later battles.

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