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Bladestorm Hands-on

After conquering feudal Japan in countless upon countless Dynasty Warriors games, Koei decided it was time to finally change continents and move the battle to Europe. The demo for its latest title has just hit the PlayStation Network in Japan, and we strapped on our full battle armor and hit the fields searching for some faces to slash.

Bladestorm!

The demo, and presumably the game, starts you in a bar where you'll first pick a gender, face and voice for your character. The bar acts as your hub between missions, allowing you to purchase weapons (available as one-use items in the game), recruit new soldiers (who again are one-use recruits), check out your stats, talk to folks for information and take on missions from the bartender of all people. You're a rogue commander, so you can switch sides between the English and French at will and take the missions that net you the most cash.

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