Skill meets style in this precision sword-fighting game. Leave button mashing behind. Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is about precision swordplay, battlefield finesse, and martial-arts style. As the heroic title character, you’ll travel a world rife with cherry-blossom beauty—and deadly danger—to rescue the legendary Princess Cherry Blossom. Her kidnapper has set dozens of blade-wielding henchmen in your path, and you’ll have to exercise your best battle senses to defeat them and save her. Learn to predict your foes’ moves, deftly dodge their attacks, and create opportunities for devastating counterattacks. Start with the Sakura Sword, a little health, and some basic training from your water-spirit guide. Make your way from battleground to battleground fighting wave after wave of increasingly cunning enemies. Fight through huge castles to duel epic bosses. And don’t forget to stop at small villages along the way to get help, gear, encouragement (and distraction) from the quirky townsfolk. Prove that you truly are the Sakura Samurai!
It’s taken a little while to get there – like a few months longer than we anticipated – but the Nintendo 3DS eShop is really starting to pick up in a variety of game titles. Not only do we have some worthwhile 3D classics to choose from, but several original games are validating themselves as must-haves. The latest to join this bunch is Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword, an action/adventure that has an abundance of hack n’ slash action, along with mini-games, an interactive shopping village, and a sufficient amount of weapon upgrades to keep you hacking away. The story revolves around a princess who is spirited away by an evil overlord, and the land falling into chaos. Eventually, the dust settles and peace is restored, though the... Read Review