Set during Japan’s Edo period, the game stars amateur thief Ebizo who, just like Robin Hood, aspires to steal from the rich and give to the poor. However, during his first stint Ebizo and his mentor Ainosuke witness their own men take the lives of innocent civilians. Instantly disillusioned by such a horrific display of violence, Ainosuke advises Ebizo to escape with a lone girl who remains as the sole survivor.
A decade has since passed and Ebizo has lived an honest life with Suzuna, the young girl that he rescued and took in as his own daughter. However, when she falls ill, he is faced with a heavy financial burden to buy the medicine that she desperately needs. This forces him to return to the underbelly of Mikado, even though he vows to only steal for those that are less fortunate.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Family First: What lengths would you go to for those you hold dear? Familial bonds will be put to the test in this uniquely heartwarming tale.
- History in the Making: Your decisions as a thief will determine your future with multiple branching storylines.
- Fancy Footwork: Avoid enemy detection with stealthy action gameplay and build your reputation as a thief!
Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Fall 2022.