Genji: Days Of The Blade
Genji: Days of the Blade is an action game on the PlayStation 3 platform that was released on November 11, 2006 in Japan and November 16, 2006 in North America. Like the previous game, it is based loosely on the Japanese story, the Tale of the Heike which is based on Japanese history.
As with the original Genji, the gameplay will bear strong similarities to that of the Capcom's Onimusha series. The player will control four characters -- Yoshitsune, a samurai and the protagonist of the previous game; Benkei, a giant club-wielding monk, Yoshitsune's old friend; Shizuka, a female crescent blade wielder; and Lord Buson, a spear-wielding warrior who bears a striking resemblance to one of Yoshitsune's old foes. All four characters have separate lifebars; however, should one die, the game ends regardless of the other characters' health at the time.
Unlike the previous game, all characters will have access to a real-time weapon change feature that lets them switch between their main weapons quickly, without interrupting the flow of combat.
Days of the Blade is one of the first games for the Playstation 3 that utilize the built-in hard drive. When you first load up the game, you are given the option of installing a large portion of the game's data onto the Playstation 3 hard drive, drastically reducing load times.
- US November 11, 2006
- EU March 23, 2007
- JP N/A