New 'Way of the Samurai' Game Coming To Playstation Vita

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The 2014 Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) Press Conference took place during the weekend.

Atsushi Morita, the President of SCEJA, spoke about the future of the Playstation Vita. A new Way of the Samurai game was teased among the trailers for Sony's portable system.

Currently being developed by Spike Chunsoft, the trailer demos the game's action sequences. In it, an anonymous samurai shows his aptitude for swordplay. The trailer ends by stating, "New Project= Way of the Samurai."

The first Way of the Samurai game was released in the United States in 2002; it featured branching storylines and an in-depth weapon crafting system. The game, however, was short--taking only three hours to complete.

Way of the Samurai 2 was released in 2004, and critics reviewed it as an underwhelming sequel. Earning a score of 6.3 out of 10 on Gamespot, it was stated that, "The concept of the game isn't well executed."

The subsequent Way of the Samurai games didn't receive much recognition in America. The third installment of the series was released in America in 2009, but critics also regarded it as mediocre.

Way of the Samurai 4 hit the United States via the Playstation Network in 2012. And, at that point, critics noted that the series had lost its realism.

Spike Chunsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for their newest Way of the Samurai game. But, given the series' history, American gamers may have to wait before the title is available in the United States.