After conquering American and Japanese PS3s with its mixture of swords, demons, samurais and giant crabs, Genji: Days of the Blade is slicing its way towards the European console launch. For months, developer Game Republic has been busy ensuring the story about ancient Japanese warriors is ready for UK audiences.
Set three years after the last Genji, Days of the Blade continues to expand upon legends and historically accurate facts about feudal Japan. The Heishi clan, which was defeated at the end of the original, has returned. Its military strength has been increased by the use of unholy magic, allowing its legions of soldiers to turn into hideous demons. So it's up to Yoshitsune to draw his blade once again, ready to clash with the evil hordes.
As the legions draw close to European shores, IGN spoke to the game's creator Yoshiki Okamoto about bringing a title steeped in Japanese history to western markets.