Mahokenshi opens Its Samurai Houses

Written by Marcello TBL

Upcoming RPG Games 2021

Mahokenshi, a unique blend of adventure, deck-building, and deep hex-grid strategy, under development by Game Source Studio, is set to open the doors to its Samurai Houses. Debuting an open, community-lead development approach ahead of its Early Access launch in January 2022, Mahokenshi will release its Open Preview for all on December 16th.

Giving players the freedom to play and experience all that Mahokenshi has to offer, the Early Access Preview – complete with new trailer – will come loaded with a raft of major improvements that the community have sought. From revamped combat visual effects, a progression system, weather themed maps and new missions to complete, this update (with accompanying video) not only showcases the rapid improvements being made to the game, but also a team eagerly implementing player feedback. 

Mahokenshi is a potent combination of deck building and hex-grid strategy that intertwines the deep tactical play of card games, with the strategic turn-based thinking of board games. As Mahokenshi – a Samurai Mage from one of the Celestial Isles’ four houses – players will need to protect the Kingdom against an encroaching corruption. Through strategy, positioning and tactics, they will need to utilise over 300 lovingly illustrated cards to explore the world, vanquish powerful demons and banish the evil that plagues the land.

Brimming with challenge, Mahokenshi’s new development approach invites players to feedback their experiences, participate in development discussions and explore a vibrant world filled with quests, cards and formidable foes, all to restore peace to the Celestial Isles one hex at a time.

Mahokenshi’s preview can be downloaded now on Steam, with its Early Access set to launch in Q1 2022. Players can follow the game’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep in touch with the latest news. 

Key Features

  • Become a Powerful Samurai Mage: Travel the beautiful lands and build your card decks, wielding blade and magic to protect the floating Celestial Islands from powerful foes who seek to corrupt them. Evolve your character with every playthrough, and become the Mahokenshi the world needs.
  • Choose Your Samurai House: Will you hail from the sturdy House of Sapphire? The cunning House of Topaz? The fierce House of Ruby? Or the secretive House of Jade? Each house draws its strength from a different elemental spirit and helps you create different playstyles.
  • Tactics, Exploration, and Deckbuilding Combined: There are more than 300 lovingly illustrated cards to discover. Begin with a basic set of cards and choose how to build your deck as you defeat formidable foes, uncover treasures, and find remote locations. Evolve your playstyle and strategy as your deck grows and leverage the strengths of your samurai house to create powerful combos.
  • Immerse Yourself in theCelestial Islands: Explore the vibrant and beautifully designed 3D maps. Meet the different people of the Celestial Islands, save villages, track, and defeat deadly demons. See your battles brought to life with fully animated characters. Perform magical manoeuvers, fiery attacks, strong defensive moves, swift counterattacks, set deadly traps on your way to restoring peace to the world.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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