Akira Kurosawa couldn’t have done it better
If you are a fan of all things Samurai, you will be in for a treat come early May. Inspired by classic black and white films like Seven Samurai, Trek to Yomi is a side-scrolling action-adventure game with a vintage black and white aesthetic, but with modern-day graphical fidelity.
Publisher, Devolver Digital, recently released a lengthy 15-minute gameplay trailer, which features some achingly beautiful scenery, simple but excellent gameplay, authentic music and a tried and tested story befitting of the genre.
“As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Breathtaking camera angles and striking visuals in the spirit of classic samurai film create a true cinematic experience in Trek to Yomi.
Engage vicious swordsmen and supernatural beings with a streamlined combat system based around the traditional weapons of the samurai.
Experience an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil and heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect.
The thrilling action and sombre moments are set against a memorable score designed to feel authentic to the time and place of feudal Japan.”
It won’t be long until gamers can dive into this classical Samurai film-inspired game. Retailing at just £15.99, Trek to Yomi releases on the 5th of May 2022 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, and it will also be a day one addition to Xbox Game Pass.