Devblog #3 - Custom Armour

December has been a busy month for the team- people have started new jobs, built kitchens and we've all been consumed with the lead up to Christmas itself...

In this regards, you’ll have to accept our apologies for not getting a video published sooner. We want to ensure that anything we put out there meets the high standards that our community has grown to expect. As such, we didn't feel that elements of the game play were polished enough to show off just yet… but we’re working on them!

So- what can we show off? Well the focus for the art team has been split between working on the Dojo interior and establishing the pipeline for the creation of armour assets. Kieran has pretty much finished the dojo (in game screenshots coming soon) and Sam’s now finished the first armour set that you can see above. In light of this milestone, we thought we’d share some details on how we think Armour is (currently) going to work in Bushido!

What role does armour play in Bushido?

Armour will not only protect you, but its also an indication of your prowess, skill and honour… There will eventually be 10’s of different armour sets, all built from different materials, styled from different periods of history and showing different levels of wear and tear. Lower tier Samurai will likely only be able to afford bashed up leather armour, whereas the higher tiered players will have access to ornamental armours inlaid with gold and silks.

The exact types of armour available to you will also depend on your honour. The most honorable players will be bedecked in royal colours worn only by the Shoguns chosen few. Dishonorable players will find themselves wearing black or grey and wearing terrifying mempo (masks) to strike fear into their enemies.

How is armour unlocked?

There are two requirements for unlocking any item in Bushido- coins and honour. You buy new weapons or armour using your coins, which you accumulate through getting kills, completing objectives, etc… However, certain armour sets are only available to players with high (or low) honour, meaning you will have to reach a certain ‘honour level’ before you’re able to buy it.

What pieces will be customizable?

You will be able to customize the following items:

  • Robes
  • Helmet
  • Shoulder armour
  • Cuirass
  • Belt
  • Gloves/Arms
  • Tassets
  • Greaves

Note: We’re still experimenting with this feature and may or may not group certain elements. For example, the Gloves and Arms may be bundled together, as will the Tassets and Cuirass.

That's it for this Devblog, but before we go we’d like to thank each and every one of our community for supporting us throughout the year! It means a great deal to us to have such a dedicated fan-base so early in the games development. So on behalf of the rest of the team, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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