Way of the Samurai 4

Way of the Samurai 4

Digital ReleasePC
September 29, 2015 - GOG.com
July 23, 2015 - Steam

PlayStation 3
August 21, 2012 (NA)
October 10, 2012 (AU, EU)
DelistingJuly 30, 2021 - GOG.com
PublisherXSEED Games - PlayStation 3 (NA)
NIS America - PlayStation 3 (AU, EU)
Ghostlight - PC (GOG.com, Steam) [2015-2021]
Spike Chunsoft - PC (Steam) [2021]
Available OnDigital
PC (Steam)
PlayStation 3 (AU, EU, NA)

PlayStation 3 (AU, EU)
LinksSteamDB page
GOG.com page [Archive]


GOG.com announced on July 28th, 2021 that Way of the Samurai 4 would be leaving their marketplace on Friday, July 30th. 

We’d like to inform you that, on developer’s request, Way of the Samurai 4 will be delisted from our catalog on Friday, July 30th, 2 PM UTC. We’re doing our best to have the title back on GOG.COM as soon as possible. For everyone who purchased the titles prior to delisting, they will remain in their GOG library.

GOG.com announcement

The publishing rights for the Steam version of the game changed hands from Ghostlight to Spike Chunsoft on July 24th, 2021. It appears that the game was not delisted on Steam as was the case with Way of the Samurai 3 before it was relisted earlier in 2021. As of this writing the game remains available to download on PlayStation 3 as well as on the streaming PlayStation Now service.

About the Game

The Way of the Samurai series is widely renowned for allowing players to make far-reaching decisions that can radically alter the course of the story and this, the fourth entry in this thrilling series and previously exclusive to the PS3, is no exception! Now all the sword wielding action, adventure and drama of the Way of the Samurai series comes to PC, continuing the series’ blend of customization, exploration, action gameplay and quirky humour.

Way of the Samurai 4 takes place in the humble port town of Amihama during the mid 19th Century, several years after the arrival of the “black ships” from the West ended Japan’s long history of cultural isolation. Amihama’s downtown area has slowly been converted to a “Little Britain”, complete with European-styled buildings, occupied by an influx of adventurous foreign settlers. Not everyone welcomes these new residents though, and three distinct factions with opposing ideals begin to take shape.

You must take on the role of a master-less samurai looking to establish yourself in this conflicted land of opportunity and uncertainty. It is up to you to decide which faction to support in an almighty conflict amongst the region’s three powers, and so direct the course of Japan’s history.

Will you aid the shogunate pro-government in their attempts to keep the peace and establish cordial relations with the foreign contingent? Will you help the nationalistic isolationists in their attempts to exile this potential threat to the Japanese way of life? Or will you ally with the foreigners directed by the British Navy in their attempts to establish silk trade and foster cultural exchange?

Who will you support? Who will you betray? Become the ultimate bastion of virtue or the ultimate disgrace to humanity, and do it however you’d like. The choice is entirely your own…

  • Branching storylines with multiple endings
  • Dynamic combat system
  • Vast array of melee and gunpowder weaponry
  • Extensive character customization
  • Key event decision making
  • Sword collecting
  • Original Japanese voiceover with English subtitles

Thanks to @Dimchkin for submitting this game to the site