Publisher NIS America revealed western release dates for Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief, which puts players in the sneaky shoes of an amateur thief in Edo-era Japan. You’ll be able to decide whether or not to walk a more honorable path when it launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC in North America on October 11, followed by Europe on October 14.
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If the visuals look like they’re of a certain era, that’s because this is a remaster of the original Kamiwaza that developer Acquire put out on PlayStation 2 in Japan back in 2006. Check out the latest look at the updated version below.
NIS America describes Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief like so:
On the streets of Mikado, only the tough survive. For one man, a heist gone wrong would change his life forever.
Set during the Edo period of Japan, Kamiwaza stars amateur thief Ebizo, who aspires to steal from the rich and give to the poor. During his first stint, however, he and his mentor, Ainosuke, witness their own men take the lives of innocent civilians. Disillusioned by the horrific display of violence, Ainosuke advises Ebizo to escape with the only survivor—a lone girl.
A decade later, Ebizo has held fast to his morals, living an honest and fulfilling life with Suzuna, the young girl he took in as his own daughter. But the illusion of security is shattered once Suzuna falls ill. In order to buy the medicine she desperately needs, Ebizo is faced with a heavy financial burden. Conflicted, Ebizo is forced to return to the underbelly of Mikado, but vows only to steal for the sake of those less fortunate.
Will you walk the path of honor, even as a thief? The choice is yours to make.
Source: Press release
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