Amiga classic First Samurai gets a modern remake and Kickstarter campaign

One of the best regarded games on the Amiga (and other platforms both 8 and 16 bit) in the early 90's was First Samurai. Both technically brilliant, and challenging but fun to play, it was probably the high point of Mev Dinc's Vivid Image Design studio. Loved by many, no-one who played it will forget the "Hallelujah" sample played when encountering a healthy bonus. Now Mev and Raff Cecco are back, with the first of several intended new games for Pixel Age studio and a remake of First Samurai.

The new game will be made in 3D but Mev has assured fans on the Commodore Amiga facebook group that the gameplay will keep the spirit of the 2D original.

As is usual with a kickstarter of this type, there are several reward levels at astronomical levels like £5000 to be an "Executive Producer" and also several at more sensible amounts for things like physical game big boxes and physical CD's of the soundtrack.

Which leads me on nicely to the soundtrack. for the music Mev and Raff have enlisted none other than Amiga music supremo Allister Brimble for the tunes. His remix treatment of the original intro music can be heard in the campaign video and on the main campaign page. That fact alone secured the insta-back status from myself at a level which included the soundtrack.

If you were a fan of the original then go check out the full campaign at Kickstarter
1) Kickstarter


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