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. 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 and Europe by publishers UFO Interactive/Agetec and Gamebridge/Rising Star Games in October 13, 2009.
The European version has been produced by Massimo Guarini.
Similar to the last two games, 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 anytime during cutscenes.
The number of events are three times more than the previous game and there are 22 endings as opposed to 14 in the last game. After completing the game, players will retain the weapons, items, parts they obtained, money, as well as physical stats, learned skills and techniques for future replays.
Based on what they did in the game, players will receive an end-game title and Samurai Points. There are 50 different titles, ranging from “Nobody” to “Samurai 4EvR!”. The total Samurai Points are used to unlock secrets, heads, clothes, and abilities.
The game, however, encourages players to be honourable, because they will lose their total Samurai Points for doing villainous acts, and will not be able to unlock secrets.