Way of the Samurai 3

Way of the Samurai 3

North American box art



JP: Spike

NA: Agetec (PS3)

NA: UFO Interactive Games (X360)

EU: Rising Star Games

WW: Ghostlight (PC)

Kojiro Endo

Takuma Endo

Koushi Nakanishi
Keisuke Kanayama

Satoru Koyama

Toshio Koike

Noriyuki Asakura


PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Release date(s)
PlayStation 3

JP: November 13, 2008

NA: October 13, 2009

EU: March 12, 2010

Xbox 360

JP: February 26, 2009

NA: October 13, 2009

EU: March 12, 2010

Microsoft Windows

WW: March 23, 2016

Action-adventure, action role-playing

Single player

Way of the Samurai 3 (侍道3, Samurai Dou 3?) is a video game made by Acquire, released by Spike on November 13, 2008 in Japan for the PlayStation 3, and later ported to the Xbox 360.[1] It is the sequel of the PlayStation 2 games Way of the Samurai and Way of the Samurai 2.
The English version of the game was released in North America by publishers UFO Interactive (Xbox 360) and Agetec (PS3) on October 13, 2009. It was released for Microsoft Windows by Ghostlight on March 23, 2016. The game is not region free on late PS3 models.[2]


1 Story
2 Gameplay

2.1 Movement and time
2.2 Combat
2.3 Swords and spears
2.4 Partners
2.5 Jobs and minigames

3 Reception
4 “Plus” version
5 References
6 External links

The time is the Sengoku period. The story takes place in Amana, a fictional land ruled by a rising feudal lord, Fujimori Shuzen, who had overthown his former superior, Lord Sakurai, and became the new ruler. The Fujimori clan is an emerging force in Amana and has many enemies within its territory. In order to protect their domain, they force farmers and villagers to overwork and impose heavy taxes on them to strengthen their armed force. Because of this, people in Amana are beginning to feel discontent toward the Fujimori clan.
There are three main factions in Amana: Fujimori clan, Ouka clan, and Takatane villagers. The Ouka clan consists of vassals of the Sakurai clan and outcasts who desire power. They want to overthrow the Fujimori clan. The Takatane villagers are harmonious people only wishing for peace.
Players have direct involvement in the plot by choosing dialogues and actions in the game. A new feature in the game is that players can draw their weapon any time