Sega making Samurai & Dragons for PS Vita

Action-strategy hybrid from Jet Set Radio Future director is coming to Sony's portable console, features dungeon crawling and city building.

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Gamers may recall the old SNES part-action, part-simulation title Actraiser, which allowed players to build up civilizations while requiring them to clear demon-infested areas in 2D side-scrolling glory. Sega will be putting a new spin on the hybrid concept with its newest PlayStation Vita title, announced this week in Japanese gaming publication Famitsu.

Don't forget about the ogres and mummies too!

The game--called Samurai & Dragons--will be split into two parts: action and strategy. The former will require up to four players to fight their way through a dungeon, defeating dragons, mummies, and ogres, as well as getting loot. The strategy part of the game will involve players taking their spoils of war to build up a customizable city and train a monster army. During this part, gamers will also need to form alliances with other players or proceed to conquer their cities with their own army.

The game's producer is Masayoshi Kikuchi, who also served as producer on the Yakuza series, director on Jet Set Radio Future, and planner for the Panzer Dragoon series. Sega's Online Entertainment Research Department, the team developing the title, said that the PS Vita was chosen for the project due to its online connectivity and potential of the device's touch-screen and motion sensors.

No release date has been announced for the title at this point in time.

Discussion

23 comments
warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@chinchillables2 King Koopa vs. Dr. Octopus :| Dear God. That would be all kinds of amazing. At least they're both green, they'd have something in common.

chinchillables2
chinchillables2

@warhawk-geeby yes, I know they are fictional ROFLMAO. (Made me spit out my water almost, LOL) But even still... it just doesn't match. That's like saying King Koopa vs Dr. Octopus.

G_gglypuff
G_gglypuff

I want to see how this will turn out. The concept is absolutely awesome, but I don't see myself getting a Vita...

pszone
pszone

This game makes no sence and heading for another sega flop yet agian do a game what makes sense. Reasle Jet set radio on vitia and psn and xboxlive plz

franzito
franzito

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warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@chinchillables2 You do realise dragons are fictional.. right..?

rav3nite
rav3nite

Hackin' dragons, lootin' shinies, gettin' XP's & buildin' cities... interesting ind33d.

chinchillables2
chinchillables2

WTF is a Samurai doing anywhere NEAR a Dragon? makes no damn sense.

Marscaleb
Marscaleb

A spirited sequel to Actraiser? Please don't let this be another Japan-only title!

Ovirew
Ovirew

I enjoyed the first Actraiser game, so if this is anything like that then it might be decent. It sounds like the dungeon-crawling segments of Samurai and Dragons will actually be better than the sidescrolling ones in Actraiser. And the multiplayer reminds me of Risk meets Actraiser.

EPaul
EPaul

Awesome, sounds interesting the more original ips for the Vita the better

muyrapido
muyrapido

GuhwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaT??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SSJSasuke10
SSJSasuke10

Oh no, Dragons are becoming the new zombies of gaming. On a side note, this game has potential.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Actraiser was the first game I bought for the SNES back in the day. Such fond memories, a classic.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Wow that actually sounds pretty good I'll have to keep an eye on it

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

"You got your dragon in my shogunate!" "You got your katana in my dragon!" And thus, Samurai and Dragons was born.

tigertaru
tigertaru

Even better, how about a sequel to Actraiser?!!!!! anyone? anyone?.......