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Samurai Gunn coming to PC, PS4, and Vita

Indie brawler Samurai Gunn is coming to PC this year, and PlayStation 4 next year.


Indie brawler Samurai Gunn is coming to PC this holiday season, followed by PlayStation 4 and Vita versions next year.

Publisher Maxistentialism is headed up by Max Temkin, one of the creators of the party game Cards Against Humanity. The studio is financing the game as an angel investor in order to "bring the minimalist showdown to the public without compromising the game's integrity."

"I first got to play Samurai Gunn at GDC and I was immediately hooked," Temkin said in the announcement (via Polygon). "Beau shared a build with me and I started taking it around to parties... whenever I brought it out the party would grind to a halt and everyone would gather around the laptop. I want to share that experience with everyone."

This is what that experience looks like:

From The Chatty
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    August 27, 2013 12:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Samurai Gunn coming to PC, PS4, and Vita.

    Indie brawler Samurai Gunn is coming to PC this year, and PlayStation 4 next year.

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      August 27, 2013 12:43 PM


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      August 27, 2013 2:47 PM

      haha, this looks pretty cool actually!

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      August 27, 2013 3:17 PM

      Looks like Smash Bros+Bushido Blade

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        August 27, 2013 5:57 PM

        I clicked because you said Bushido Blade. I am forced to disagree with you. It does however resemble Showdown Effect + Strider.

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          August 27, 2013 6:05 PM

          I'm strictly speaking of the fact that the weapons (in both cases, a sword?), look deadly enough to kill with a single blow. The 2D presentation is nothing like that game, hence the Smash Bros comparison.

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            August 27, 2013 6:33 PM

            and when I say presentation I also mean the arena based competitive combat focus, which looks like 1v1 up to 4 players.

            Which Showdown Effect also has, but isn't that with more people usually? I know I've heard that game itself compared to Smash Bros by the developers. I dunno, I went with the more familiar 2-4 player arena brawler. I'm not sure where Strider comes in unless you are talking about the graphic on the weapon strike.

            I can barely find any details about this game, but from what I have found the Gunn part in the title comes from everyone having a gun with three bullets in addition to the deadly sword. The sword can also deflect the bullets but it's all pretty stripped down. Two weapons, arena based deathmatch. Deflecting projectiles is also a Smash Bros thing, yeah?

            I stand by my original assessment after only watching the short clip of gameplay footage!

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              August 27, 2013 6:54 PM

              Oh, I'm giving you the Smash Bros thing. Not the Bushido Blade part though. The difference between BB and a fast action brawler is like the difference between Rainbow 6 and Quake. I mean, they can both be good fun games, but they are at different ends of the spectrum.

              And yeah Strider from the blade arcs and jumping and whatnot. It looks like what I imagine MP DM Strider would look (but MP Strider would have more wallgrabs).

              Showdown Effect was simply the most recent game that in toto resembled this most to me.

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                August 27, 2013 7:09 PM

                I found what I think is the official site, and they call it a "Bushido brawler" which to me is the generic way of saying what I said.

                Do you think that's just because they are samurai or because of the one hit kills that resemble Bushido Blade? Or both or none? It seems very inspired by Bushido Blade to me, even though it's faster paced and in an entirely a different perspective. And the action in Bushido Blade when it happens is still fast, and over faster.

                The movement and strategy seems to be closer to something like Smash Bros, but weapons as deadly as BB.

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      August 27, 2013 5:26 PM

      protip: Ouya makes you $$$

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