Way of the Samurai

Two masculine figures are engaged in a fight with samurai swords, while a crowd of people watch.
  • Developer: Acquire Spike
  • Publisher: Spike BAM! Entertainment Eidos Interactive
  • Year: 2002
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platform/s: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Way of the Samurai has only men as default player-characters, so when women are unlocked through extras for game completion or as awards for in-game achievements, they are treated by the game system as men in a lot of instances. This means that women player-characters are able to visit brothels, take up the offer of a 'fallen mafia princess', and flirt with other characters. There is one NPC in Way of the Samurai 2 who treats the player-character differently if they are a woman, but she can still be asked on a date.