In a feudal Japan there bloomed many Sakura trees and in one lived Princess Cherry Blossom. The people lived happily until one day... A demon captured the princess and the Sakura trees stopped blooming, and the princess eventually forgotten, except by a lonely Kappa who still grieves over the lost princess waiting for a samurai to come and save the princess. Enter the player, a young samurai who has heard the call from the kappa and with your sword imbued with sakura energy set forth to reclaim the princess from the monster!Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is a downloadable game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS, and quite a good one at that.
This game provides examples of:
- The Boss Is About To Stab You: Every boss cinematic ends with them pointing their weapon directly at the camera. Probably to take advantage of the 3d feature.
- Breakable Weapons: Your sword does not break, but it does dull without maintenance.
- Cherry Blossom: All over the place. It's called Sakura Samurai for a reason.
- Copy And Paste Environments: Understandably, it IS a downloadable game.
- Counter Attack: The game revolves around this. You have to stick and move according to the way the enemy telegraphs. Sounds easy? They get faster, and later on, they mix things up. Hacking and slashing willy nilly is a quick way to get your ass handed to you.
- Cracking Up: Quite a few of the Kappa's Idle Animations.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: Rice cakes, yum!
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: You.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Much, much better.
- New Game+: Expert mode is unlocked after beating the final boss.
- Variable Mix: Quite a bit. Landing hits in battle will make the battle music more intense for a moment, and moving around on the world map gives the music an upbeeat synth layer.