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Samurai Gunn is great. It's a mainstay in my living room, especially with the backwards compatible PS1 taking a dive (no more convenient Bushido Blade). I also gave it a 2014 game of the year award even though...
Way of the Samurai 4 is cutting a trail to PC later this year, Ghostlight has announced. The publisher admits porting the open-world action game is a tad outside its wheelhouse, but decided to take a swing at it all the same....
A lot of sort of random games headlined Sony's pre-TGS conference.  As we previously reported, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360), from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, is getti...
We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...


So, you read Chris Carter's review of Samurai Gunn and you thought to yourself, "Self, that's all well and good, but I want to see what it's like to become embroiled in the chaotic yet precise gameplay described in this...
Last week, I guided your gaze towards a Kickstarter for Edo Superstar, a mobile fighter with a Japanese woodblock carving aesthetic. It is the brainchild of Jed Henry, who hopes to translate his Ukiyo-e Heroes style into an a...
Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to...
Good news all you finger-slashing, touchscreen gamers! SNK Playmore has dropped the NEOGEO classic, Samurai Shodown 2, onto iOS and Android compatible devices this week.  Touted as a "perfect port" the weapon-based figh...
Remember when artist Jed Henry had the incredible idea to make prints of beloved videogame heroes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e? The man hasn't missed a beat, continuing with pieces based on Mario Kart, Castlevania, and mo...
Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as o...
The Way of the Samurai series has a cult following here in the states. The open ended gameplay and emphasis on story turned many heads back with its original release in 2002. The fourth installment of the series, coming cour...
Are there any old school gamers out there that remember how badass Working Designs was? They were one of the original "Atlus-like" localization gurus that were responsible for a string of amazing Western releases, like the Lu...
It's always a pleasant surprise to go into a game with little to no expectations beforehand and come out of it with a completely positive opinion. Such was the case with the recent downloadable title Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. The game wasn't even really on my radar, but after playing it, I realized I should be paying more attention to Nintendo's eShop library.
Among the news at the recent Nintendo Direct conference -- where the PictoChat-ish app Swapnote was announced -- a new title called Nimble Sakura Warrior for the 3DS eShop was revealed. The game places you in the role of a w...
It's been five years since America got a new Samurai Shodown game (not counting the anthology), but the wait is almost over. Samurai Shodown Sen has finally made its way over to the States from Japan, and will be releasing on...
[sword clink noise] Thanks to XSEED, who secured the North American publishing rights,  SNK's 3D fighter Samurai Shodown Sen is coming to your Xbox 360 this year.  The latest, the 11th game in the series, which some...
After a long wait for its release, Way of the Samurai 3 will finally be in stores for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on October 13. Yes, this is the same game that was released in Japan back in 2008.&nb...
I believe that Way of the Samurai 3's official trip across the Pacific on Oct. 13 was not the best kept secret in the world, but now that Agetec and UFO Interactive have officially announced the game we can all stop celebrati...
I hope that none of you have had the misfortune of missing out on the Samurai Shodown games, as they're some of the best 2D fighters ever produced. But if you have been avoiding the series for whatever reason, there's still h...
You want a realistic game? It doesn't get much more realistic than Bushido Blade. Imagine a fighting game where if you take a solid hit, you're done. It wouldn't be much fun, now would it? That's where you're wrong. It's inte...
In the modern world, art and media are created for many reasons. Sometimes, an artist yearns to tell a particular story. In other cases, the auteur has a specific idea or message he wishes to convey. But sometimes -- and cas...
We all laughed at the Sony Protection Group and their mission to save the PlayStation 3, but here comes a boy who's console truly needed protection, and he came to its aid in a way that would make any real gamer proud - w...
Let's face it -- samurai are pretty sweet. Not quite as sweet as ninja, but I'd never say this to a samurai's face, as (much like ninja) one wouldn't hesitate to kill me in an instant. Still, I have a tendency...