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{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Spike Chunsoft|Current}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/pacing            | Real-time}}
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/perspectives      | Third-person}}
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/controls          | Direct control}}
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/genres            | Hack and slash, Open world}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes            | Japan}}
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/series            | Way of the Samurai}}
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{{series|Way of the Samurai}}
'''Key points'''
'''Key points'''

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Way of the Samurai 3
Way of the Samurai 3 cover
Former Ghostlight
Current Spike Chunsoft
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2016
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, Open world
Themes Japan
Series Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai 3 on HowLongToBeat
Way of the Samurai 3 on IGDB
Way of the Samurai 3 on MobyGames
Way of the Samurai 3 on Wikipedia
Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai 4 2015
Way of the Samurai 3 2016
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story 2020

Key points

Based on the standard version of the game, not the PLUS edition.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
Very limited graphics settings menu.

General information

Official site - Japanese
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com (unavailable)
Delisted 2021-03-21[1]
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DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Accessory Set
Head and Outfit set
Weapon Set

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\WayOfTheSamurai3.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/427510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghostlight Ltd\Way of the Samurai 3\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/427510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Change FOV= in <path-to-game>\WayOfTheSamurai3.ini
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See here for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. Cap can be changed via LockWindowFrameRate= in <path-to-game>\WayOfTheSamurai3.ini, but raising it too far above 30 (ie, 60+) breaks certain elements of the game such as hitboxes and animation speed.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Surround 5.1 mix is messed up: some front sound effects plays from back speaker.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/427510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (427510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.