Trek to Yomi live action trailer celebrates the Kurosawa tribute

Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog shared a new Trek to Yomi live action trailer, commemorating the game’s release. Trek to Yomi just launched on May 5th 2022 for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, including Game Pass. In case you missed it – you can find our thorough written and video review for the game here, it received my highest recommendation.
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Trek to Yomi Launches; Beautiful Tribute to Kurosawa [UPDATE: First Reviews]

The day has come for the release of Trek to Yomi, a samurai action game by the Polish studio Flying Wild Hog. The first reviews of the game have appeared online. On OpenCritic, the game has an average rating of 71%.. Trek to Yomi - sample reviews. Checkpoint Gaming -...
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Trek to Yomi launch trailer shows off the Kurosawa homage

Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog shared a Trek to Yomi launch trailer, showing off the Kurosawa-esque action game before its release this week. It’s worth mentioning the game was also just confirmed to be on Xbox Game Pass on launch day – read more about that here in our previous report.
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Trek to Yomi's demo captures the style but not the soul of Kurosawa's films

The demo for Devolver Digital's Trek to Yomi makes it clear that the team behind the game are not only in love with legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa: they've also spent a considerable amount of time studying his filmography. Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Rashomon, and the rest of Kurosawa's samurai films. Every monochrome area is a feast for the eyes, places where flashes of lightning flood the sky with intense bloom and foreground scenery is skillfully used to convey a sense of cave-bound claustrophobia, or focus your attention on a particular part of the screen. Wherever you look you'll find faux film grain and digital dirt. These effects and techniques bring texture and life to the hand-crafted beauty before your eyes in a way raw graphical power can’t ever truly match.

Trek to Yomi Preview – an unforgettable Kurosawa homage

Starting off my Trek to Yomi preview, if you’re looking at this you’ll immediately think this is simply trying to recapture that Kurosawa “feel” with its visuals. I’m here to say that what Flying Wild Hog has created is actually more than that – this is a real homage in the truest sense to legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, from its visuals to its combat all the way to its entire vision.

Everything we know about the Kurosawa-inspired Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi has already featured in Xbox and State of Play streams alike, offering fans an opportunity to check out this Akira Kurosawa-inspired action game soon to be published by Devolver Digital. Below, we recap everything you need to know about this sword-slicing project including its projected release window,...

Kurosawa Meets Batman; How to Find Zodiac; Ryan Coogler Wrongly Detained

Akira Kurosawa seems to have influenced a sequence in The Batman; an author says the Zodiac Killer may finally be unmasked by his obscure pop culture references; Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was wrongly detained for daring to withdraw his own money from a bank. But First: Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

Is The Batman Influenced by Kurosawa’s High and Low?

Warning: Spoilers follow for Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low (1963). If you don’t want it spoiled, don’t read any further. One of Batman’s many nicknames is “The World’s Greatest Detective,” and in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, he spends much of the film’s three-hour runtime assessing bloody crime scenes and solving puzzles left for him by the Riddler (Paul Dano), a deranged serial killer stalking Gotham’s elite.

FilmWatch Weekly: ‘After Yang’ plus three Kurosawa classics

There have been robots in science fiction films for about as long as there have been science fiction films. But as the prospect of genuine artificial intelligence gets closer and closer, and our knowledge of neurochemistry grows and grows, something interesting has happened in the treatment of these genre staples. A number of recent films have attempted to address the Cartesian conundrum inherent in the realization that the line between Us and Them may be fuzzy or even practically nonexistent.

Living review (Sundance 2022) – Bill Nighy shines in exquisitely shot and scored Kurosawa adaptation

Japanese master Akira Kurosawa has had his films remade many, many times – with Seven Samurai and Yojimbo probably being the two most frequently rehashed. Westerns, in particular, have taken much inspiration from Kurosawa’s samurai films – with The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, The Outrage, and Django all being famous examples from the ‘60s.

You can play Monster Hunter Rise on PC like it’s a Kurosawa film

Monster Hunter Rise comes to Steam next week, and you already know it’s going to have all kinds of improvements over the Switch original, like higher resolutions and unlocked frame rates. But who cares about that stuff, am I right? Today we’ve gotten a look at something much more important: screen filters.

New Trek to Yomi trailer shows more Kurosawa-inspired action

Earlier this year, publisher Devolver Digital revealed its stylish new samurai game, Trek to Yomi, during the company’s E3 showcase. The game definitely stood out compared to the publisher’s other offerings, as it boasted a distinct art style inspired by the works of renowned film director Akira Kurosawa. It depicted its feudal Japanese setting with a classic black and white filter that basked every scene and character in intense shadows, and its action seemed grounded in a way that perfectly matched its photorealistic models. Needless to say, players who saw the original trailer for Trek to Yomi became incredibly impressed by it,. Fortunately for them, Devolver Digital just published a new trailer with plenty more footage to admire.