Atlus has revealed plans to publish Samurai Western , an adventure game scheduled to ship in June 2005 for the PlayStation 2. Developed by Spike, the creators of the original Tenchu and The Way of the Samurai series, Samurai Western is an enhanced version of the Japanese game that was released earlier in the year. The game will feature improved graphics and a multitude of gameplay additions such as a First Person Mode, an Insane difficulty level, and Bushido Sense.

"We're thrilled to be adding Samurai Western to the Atlus' line-up" said Gail Salamanca , Marketing Manager, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "There's nothing quite like deflecting a rain of gun fire while running up on a group of gunmen, only to eviscerate them in one fell swoop."

Samurai Western has not yet been rated by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99.