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Travel through a beautiful, fictional rendition of the 16th century of Feudal Japan. Choose between four types of warriors as you learn to master intuitive, directionally-driven swordplay while also choosing unique abilities to ensure victory over your foes. Join your friends in an immersive multiplayer campaign across Japan in pursuit of either preserving the peace and honor of the Emperor or bringing on chaos and death by playing across four different game modes with different objectives and strategies. Whether you prefer the blade wielding Kenshi or Naginata Samurai, the range and precision of the Samurai Archer, or the deceptive Ninja, the options are vast and the battles fierce.

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Early Access v.4 Details

In just a few days on April 9th, indie studio +Mpact Games will release the 4th major update to their class-based online samurai & ninja game, Hanako: Honor & Blade, on Steam early access. The game will be on sale and on a free weekend from April 9th - 12th. The new update features a year of massive combat polish, introduction of an item store, end of match cinematics and a new map based on the question “what if cancer was a samurai village?”

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Hanako: Honor & Blade is a game as a tribute, dedicated to lead developer Matt Canei’s late mother. He had the following strong words about the upcoming map and update, “Many of our developers have lost a loved one to cancer and this map was a deeply personal expression of transforming our own grief into a visually stunning, atmospheric space that captures the theme. We live in crazy times and the takeaway from this level or our game is that there is light in the darkness, and a path to overcome the challenges of our lives.”

Hanako Supply camp outside Yamai Village

Patch Features

  • New map - Yamai Village
  • End-of-match Victory Cinematics
  • Item store (content will be low at first for a few months)
  • Refined combat animations, re-balancing and re-design of how many attacks work
  • Polishing of death/kills to be more satisfying
  • Tons of stability updates, bug fixes, etc.

IndieDB Giveaway

Once EAv.4 launches on April 9th we'll be doing a giveaway of 50 keys on IndieDb here: Indiedb.com

Yamai Village

Free Weekend Events

We will be on our Discord running events all weekend April 9th - 12th on Discord.gg (We do weekly events here normally too). Check out our Steam page for more details and to take advantage of the free weekend if you don't win a key here: Hanako Steam Page

Thanks for all the support and we look forward to meeting some new friends during our biggest update yet!

Cancer as a samurai village, the story of Yamai Village our new map

Cancer as a samurai village, the story of Yamai Village our new map

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On April 9th we release our new map Yamai Village as part of our Early Access v.4 patch. Hanako: Honor & Blade will be free to try from April 9th-12th...

Early Access v.4 Patch and Steam Free Weekend Details

Early Access v.4 Patch and Steam Free Weekend Details

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April 9th - 12th we'll release our 2nd-to-last Early Access patch (v.4) on Steam and celebrate with a free weekend!

Major Update: Early Access v.3 Releasing April 4th: Free Weekend + Special Promotion on Steam

Major Update: Early Access v.3 Releasing April 4th: Free Weekend + Special Promotion on Steam

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Early Access v.3 Coming to Steam April 4th! After months of incredible work from our dev team, we’ll be releasing Early Access v.3 on Steam on April...

Early Access 3 Details & Dev Update

Early Access 3 Details & Dev Update

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We've been working since October on our Early Access 3 patch and it is our largest release so far. We think this really brings us close to the goal line...

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lkn025
lkn025

thanks

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LunarShuriken
LunarShuriken

Thanks for a giveaway!

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MattCan36 Creator
MattCan36

Of course, feel free to join our Discord: Discord.gg

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manolops3
manolops3

Finally early Access in october 9th...Thats really cool :)

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Vertelame
Vertelame

There wasnt an mount and blade mod with the same name?

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MattCan36 Creator
MattCan36

Not sure. When we did title research last year when we were re-branding the game nothing came up anywhere with the exactly title or name. We had about 5 final candidates and the team voted on this one.

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manolops3
manolops3

hah !!!! it looks so great ! hope this project is still alive ? Release Date on Steam in Early 2016 ? .....caaaaaant wait

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MattCan36 Creator
MattCan36

Definitely still alive. We'll likely be looking at a late 2016 for closed alpha/beta. Looking into getting some funding to speed things up. :D Thank you.

We will not rest until it is done.

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manolops3
manolops3

YEAH !

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dizco
dizco

Saw this on the UE Stream. Looks really promising Guys!

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Happy Birthday to our Lead Programmer Ajani! T.co

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Live Game Dev: UE4 Localization Work | Hanako: Honor & Blade Game Dev Twitch.tv

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Dev Streams Return Tonight @ 11p EST/3a UTC on Twitch, FB, Steam and more Agenda: Localization Setup in #ue4T.co

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