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Bushido: Legend of the Samurai is a Multiplayer Melee Combat game set during during the turbulent feudal period of medieval Japan.

Post news Report RSS Honour - virtue of the Samurai (oh and guns!)

This week we'll be looking at our unique honor mechanic, and explain how your in-game actions will have a real impact on your characters progression. We've also got some tasty renders of the Tanegashima and Canon.

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'Honor' is one of the cornerstones of the Bushido code. It encapsulates the essence of the Samurai warrior- noble born and respectable, an icon of chivalry that others should strive for.

Sadly, not all Samurai adhered to this strict code. In fact- some of them were right sneaky bastards that poisoned water supplies, assassinated their peers and generally sullied the same of the noble warrior (these chaps went on to become the Ninja).

Honor plays an important role in Bushido- it dictates what unlocks will become available to you and how you'll be perceived by your peers (visually by the armor and weapons you have at your disposal). Dishonorable actions will detract from your honor 'score', whilst honorable actions will add to it.Examples of dishonorable actions include:

  • Stabbing an enemy player in the back
  • Poisoning water supplies (each map objective will have an honorable or dishonorable option)
  • Team killing (there will be additional penalties for this as well...)
  • Kill stealing
  • Using weapons deemed 'dishonorable' (e.g. the Tanegashima or Kama)

Tanegashima

We're also playing around with some more conceptual ideas such as:

  • Refusing a duel request
  • Refusing to commit Seppuku if beaten in a duel (instead of dying and going back to spawn, you'll have the option to stand back up after a recovery period)
  • Killing an incapacitated player

Examples of more honorable actions are (including some of the more conceptual ideas):

  • Accepting a duel request
  • Killing an enemy fairly in a duel
  • Helping up friendly players who are incapacitated
  • Acting as Kaishakunin (second) for a defeated opponent committing Seppuku
  • Defeating an enemy using a significantly 'weaker' weapon
  • Killing multiple enemies (fairly) within a small time frame (e.g. multi-kills)

Its worth mentioning that players wont be penalized for pursuing a dishonorable play style. In fact, if you make a conscious decision to act dishonorable then you'll be rewarded with unique weapons and armors- allowing you to develop your own way of playing the game. Players will be equally rewarded for going down the honorable route- and also for staying totally neutral.

Cannon

We're still at the relatively early stages of designing this mechanic, so if you've got some feedback, let us know below...

In other news, we'll be releasing screenshots of our working Character Customization Screen and 'Dojo' level soon! Until then, be sure to follow us on Facebook/Twitter for all the latest announcements.

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ZeroComfort
ZeroComfort

Very good news! Can't wait to see and hear more.

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Thanks!

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

Some nice idea.

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Thanks :)

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Kisaraji
Kisaraji

Finally a game where I can commit sudoku.

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SakasaZeRo
SakasaZeRo

sudoku lol

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Kieran88
Kieran88

lolol

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TB-755
TB-755

You have brought great shame to your people - you MUST commit Sudoku! *Places the game on a table, and nods at you.*

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Kieran88
Kieran88

lol :D

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SinisterExaggerator

Nooo not sudoku thats worse than seppuku i hate that game. Also its great that you liked my idea so much would be unique for games.

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HaydenB
HaydenB

The Kama is dishonourable?... aww poo.

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Remember that being dishonorable isn't always a negative thing, you may want more ninja looking customization unlocks if that's your style...

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sgmongo
sgmongo

This sounds epic. Totally tracking.

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Thanks!

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Aztecax
Aztecax

Amazing. Cannot wait to be a Kaishakunin :D Keep up the great job.

-Aztec

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Cheers :D

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Juffe
Juffe

Sounds interesting. Can't wait to see how these will work ingame.

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Cheers Juffe - lol @ display pic

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flakpalak
flakpalak

Oh a game where I have an excuse to yell "OWA MEN ARE RUNNING FROM THE BATTLEFIELD SHAMEFUR DISPRAY!" everytime I see my team fallback. FINALLY

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Kieran88
Kieran88

<3 Shogun announcer

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Guest
Guest

Cant wait

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Kieran88
Kieran88

Cheers!

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