Hanako: Honor & Blade
Free Weekend + Next Patch: Early Access v.3 - April 4th, 2019 Travel through a beautiful, fictional rendition of the 16th century of Feudal Japan. Choose between four types of warriors as you learn to master intuitive, directionally-driven swordplay while also choosing unique abilities to ensure victory over your foes.
YouTube Tag
Hanako: Honor & Blade
+Mpact Games, LLC.
+Mpact Games, LLC.
Action, Indie, Early Access
Release Date
Oct 8, 2017
Game Description

Early Access v.3 Coming April 4th

Coming to Hanako: Honor & Blade April 4th - Early Access v.3

New Tutorial

We made a new tutorial from scratch after introducing so many new mechanics since Early Access v.1 & v.2 to help new players find their way around the battlefield.

New Attack Animations

We wanted to address community feedback regarding fluidity of attacks, so we re-worked our melee classes’ heavy stance attacks to allow for more fluid motion but also more weight/impact.

Co-op Vs. AI

Building a player base in an online indie game is a massive challenge. So we added a Co-op vs. AI mode and map allowing for 1-4 players to enjoy destroying AI across 4 different difficulties. We’ll be adding support to our existing maps as quickly as possible.

Skill Trees (Per-Match Leveling)

We’ve wanted skill trees for years in the game, and they’re finally here! Choose between Active Skills, Movement Skills & Stat Skills to customize your play style per-match. (Similar to MOBA’s). This system introduces Movement Skills (called Talents in game) like double-tap dodges/dive rolls and double jump.

Rivals & In-Match Player Dueling

To make the online experience more engaging, we’ve added Rivals and In-Match Player Dueling. Rivals allows a player that’s killed you repeatedly to be tagged and grant bonuses for avenging your own deaths. Player dueling allows you to challenge an opposing player to a protected duel to the death that other players cannot interfere with.

Other Patch Features
  • All New Menus
  • Player Statistics & Leaderboards
  • Steam Friends/Party System
  • Steam Achievements
  • Basic Server Queuing/Matching
  • Re-designed Capture the Scroll Maps (Yari Foothills and Shiga Forest)
  • Dozens of Bug Fixes/Quality of Life Improvements

Free Weekend

Early Access v.3 + Free Weekend Starting April 4th - April 7th. Only $3USD from April 4th - April 18.

About the Game

Official Discord: http://discord.gg/playhanako
This is the best place for events, finding matches/other players and dev talk.

Journey Across Feudal Japan, on a symbolic campaign representing a personal trial of life and death of a lost loved one. Experience multiple levels and game modes to bring peace or chaos, in (up to) 24 player online battles.

Choose Warriors destined to decide the future of Japan: The Kenshi (Swordsman), Naginatashi (Pikeman), Ite (Archer) or Ninja (Assassin). All featuring their own style of combat, movement and weaponry.

Master Combat 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 abilities (ranging from acrobatic combos to multi-enemy sweeps to multi-hit combos).

What kind of gameplay is this game offering?

We plan to offer a multiplayer experience with several modes of gameplay taking familiar elements and expanding them to fit the game's backstory and to introduce fun and engaging new experiences. Combat is based on your movement direction and supplemented by abilities ranging from strong stunning dashes, to multi-hit combos and Master level abilities.

Any customization for the different character classes?
We are planning on adding some customization to the characters & weapons. Like all things this will be determined by effort needed/budget. We will likely add weapon skins before characters since our content team is limited.

Will the game have any single-player gameplay?
Co-op Vs. AI Mode launching In Early Access v.3 (Apr 5, 2019) will be playable solo. The tutorial is single-player and you can play any map with/against AI.

Are you planning on bringing the game to other platforms?
Other systems is something we would like to strive for. If we can do it, what other systems we would go onto are still "up in the air" questions. Our first and foremost goal is making this game the best it can be for Steam.

What languages will this game be in?
Well English first and foremost but we plan to do at least 3-4 others. In fact we put out a survey to collect answers from you as to what language do you play your games in which you can fill out at language.hanakogame.com

Where can I get more information about the game?

We always welcome feedback/questions. If you post them, we will answer as promptly as possible. Here are just a few ways to get in contact with us

Official Site: playhanako.com
Official Discord: http://discord.playhanako.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/playhanako
Twitch: twitch.tv/hanakogame
Facebook: facebook.com/playhanako
Follow On
Multi-player, Online Multi-Player, Steam Achievements, Partial Controller Support, Stats, Steam Leaderboards
PC Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Celeron
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 630 GT
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space