Samurai Riot

Samurai Riot

Independent studio Wako Factory is releasing their co-op beat’em up, Samurai Riot, on Steam on September 13th. The game allows you to play as either Sukane, a ninja, or Tsurumaru, a samurai, as they travel through a beautiful 2D world. Even while playing co-op, the decisions you and your friend make throughout the game can lead to branching paths and multiple endings.

Samurai Riot will cost £10.99, $14.99, €14.99. upon release. For more details, check out Wako Factory’s full press release below.


6th September 2017: Prepare your couch and order some sushi because The French developers from independent studio Wako Factory have launched their arcade co-op beat’em up Samurai Riot on Steam September 13th 2017 for your delectation! – costing £10.99, $14.99, €14.99.

Samurai Riot is an addictive, 2D, side scrolling, beat’em up inspired by 90’s classics, with original co-op features and a multi-branching, moral decision making, storyline leading to eight different endings. Take on the role of Sukane, an enigmatic Ninja who fights alongside with Azu, the fox – who can transform into weapons; or Tsurumaru, a loyal samurai with a katana and a bunch of grenades, and set off on an adventure in a hand-painted 2D universe immersed in Japanese mythology.


Would you rather kill the rebel leader or betray your master and join the revolution?


Following your master’s orders to stop the turmoil of civil war between tradition and modernity. You’ll have to make deep moral choices, demanding serious reflection, in order to resolve the unstable political situation and discover the true meaning of honor as a samurai!

Every choice matters in Samurai Riot and each decision you’ll make will lead to a unique narrative path, with a completely different story!

Each player can develop their own way of playing and can mix different ways of fighting, be it punch, kick, grab, throw, poison, bombs – many ways to bring down Samurai Riot enemies and bosses that include massive Sumo wrestlers with law enforcement shields, trigger-happy ninjas, mythological Yokais and more.  


Kevin Buchet, game designer at Wako Factory: “Samurai Riot is a game that can judge the quality of your cooperation. For example, if you protect your partner’s back or hit together the same enemy, you’ll be rewarded and unlock a deadly cooperative attack! Even the story involves both players equally, you’ll have to make team-based choices, or enter a PVP fight against your partner to win the lead!”


•    2 player Co-op and solo 2D Arcade gameplay

•    A unique cooperative system with devastating combined attacks

•    Multi-branching storyline with moral decision making

•    8 different endings

•    Strong replay value: ~ 60hrs to unlock all the fighting schools and go through all the stories.

•    Superb in game music and SFX

Easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master, Samurai Riot rewards the more demanding gamer with deeper content.

Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.