The PSVR exclusive Arashi: Castles of Sin has dropped on the PlayStation Store
Have you ever wanted to become a ninja? Well, unless you decide to discipline yourself in years of vigorous training for both body and soul, this is properly the closest you’ll ever get. Endeavor One has released the stealth-action sandbox game Arashi: Castles of Sin onto the PSVR. A retail version of Arashi: Castles of Sin is scheduled for stores worldwide on September 3rd, 2021.
The plot centres around feudal Japan, as you assume the role of Kenshiro, a shinobi ninja and the last surviving son of the noble House Arashi. With assistance from your cousin, Ayane, you will begin your pursuit of revenge and untangling a treacherous conspiracy. On your quest, you will travel to several seized castles across the country in the hopes to liberate the land from the Six Oni of Iga, a legion of bandits.
Like any true ninja, you will have to manoeuvre yourself stealthily within the shadows and strike down your foes just at the right moment. To help in your stealth endeavours, you can make use of the environments to help you infiltrate the castles, including using rooftops to climb and scale to gain great height upon your opponents.
Kenshiro will have various weapons from the feudal era to utilize within his arsenal, including katana, tanto, bow, and a shuriken. So, no matter your preferred playing style, there are multiple methods to take down your adversaries.
That is not all, as, during your journey, you will be accompanied by a faithful wolf companion named Haru, which will not only help guide Kenshiro on his mission’s but can also violently attack bandit scum. Attaboy!
On the PlayStation Blog, Emily Gitelman, Associate Producer for Endeavour One, goes into detail about how they went to pretty far extents to motion capture the combatants fighting style.
To provide the motion capture for the combatants you’ll fight we worked with Master Russell McCartney, a world record holder in Japanese swordplay. As our Creative Director Tom Doyle likes to say, “you won’t simply be fighting against some sword-wielding bad guy; you’re actually facing one of the greatest swordsmen alive.”
Source: PlayStation Blog