Hanako: Honor & Blade is a multiplayer melee experience set in Feudal Japan, with up to 24 players. Become one of four distinct warrior classes. Dominate the battlefield through multiple game modes and maps.
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Mostly Positive (89) - 78% of the 89 user reviews for this game are positive. (78% of 89) All Time
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Oct 9, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access gives us the opportunity to grow a community on Steam and playtest, engage and allow the community to help drive development. We are a small 7 man team that works on the game after our jobs and we've largely used Early Access to help server as an Alpha/Beta that's open to anyone who is interested. It allows us to do events weekly or at any frequency we choose and constantly release new updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have been in Early Access for a few years and will be releasing the game in Q3 2021. We have a release roadmap that is on track to hit that mark.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Early access will feature the following content:
  • 4 character classes (Kenshi, Naginatashi, Ninja, & Ite [Archer])
  • 5 campaign maps (Half of the campaign line) and possibly some smaller dueling type maps and a tutorial.
  • The full combat system featuring two stances of 4 attacks for the melee classes, two firing modes for the Archer.
  • Per-Match Skill Trees with 6 ability choices (picking 3) before unlocking a Master skill.


The full version will contain the full-feature set of the game that we have marketed and discussed, including but not limited to:

  • All 4 character classes complete (Kenshi, Naginatashi, Ite and Ninja).
  • Full 7 map campaign covering both Hanako and Yamai Clan territories.
  • Replacement of 3 set abilities with our Skill Tree/Leveling system to offer players more options.
  • Better game flow, menus, UI treatments.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Current State: Pre-Early Access v.3 (April 5th, 2019 release).

  • 6 Campaign maps, One tutorial map and one co-op vs. AI map (will be expanding rapidly to the other maps.
  • 6 Game Modes: Battle (TDM), Capture the Scroll, Village Siege, Castle Raid, Co-op vs. AI, Duel
  • 4 Character Classes (will launch with these 4): Kenshi, Naginatashi, Ninja & Ite.
  • Party/Friends System w/ Inviting, Social, Leaderboards and Simple Matchmaking.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and ideas. The first Early Access release will roughly be about half of what our release price will be, specifically because it won't be a content-complete version of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will release a variety of surveys and hold "Play with the Devs" events to gather feedback through Discord chats, forms and other means to gather data and do our best to develop a strong family and community to serve as the foundation for the full release of our studio's first game.”
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Official Discord: http://discord.gg/playhanako
This is the best place for events, finding matches/other players and dev talk.


Journey across feudal Japan
March into battle on a symbolic campaign representing a personal trial of life and death of lost loved ones. Experience multiple levels and game modes to bring peace or chaos, in (up to) 24 player online battles.

Dominate the battlefield
Play as one of four distinct warrior classes including the capable swordsman, powerful spearman, eagle-eyed archer, or nimble ninja.


Master combat
Master the blade or bow through discovery of different attacks, abilities and combos. Our combat system features multiple offensive stances driven by your movement, defensive techniques (such as the grappling hook) and skills (ranging from acrobatic combos to multi-enemy sweeps to multi-hit combos).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 630 GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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