First announced at E3 2017, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido finally resurfaced during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. And the biggest news is that it’s now also coming to the Nintendo Switch, alongside the Nintendo 3DS. Both will be released on the same day at retail and on the Nintendo eShop (June 8th), worldwide.
As the title implies, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is a puzzle game that’s all about sushi. It takes place in a different world, after the First World Sushi War. The main character is one young man (or woman!) called Musashi, who decides to go on a journey to taste the most delicious sushi ever. To do so, he has to take part in Sushi Battles, in order to defeat the Imperial Army that ended up with a monopoly on sushi following the war.
Musashi has a pretty average sense of justice. One day, a fateful encounter makes him fall in love with sushi, and he becomes a Sushi Striker. By the way, if you want to play as a girl, no problem: Musashi can be either a boy or a girl.
The core of the gameplay in Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is pretty simple. You slide sushi plates across the lanes in order to make combos of the same colour, and throw the plates at your opponent.
Of course, there’s more to the gameplay system than just sliding plates. You can use various skills to get the upper hand: one allows you to gather plates of the same colour, while another increases your attack power for a limited time.
You also have a partner, called “Sushigami” in Japanese (lit. Sushi Deity). Musashi’s first Sushigami is called “Jinrai” in Japanese, and you get to meet him at the beginning of your journey. Sushigami possess some special skills that you can activate in battle, and you can collect several of them to diversify your strategies.
As for controls, you can choose to use either buttons or the touch screen… whichever you’re most comfortable with!
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido can be played in multiplayer, via local wireless and the internet, on both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, there will not be crossplay between the two versions, either locally or via the internet!
Finally, here’s the segment from the Nintendo Direct and some pictures:
Sushi Stiker: The Way of Sushido (Switch, 3DS) comes out on June 8th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!