Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they're going to be bringing back the Reiner Knizia classic game, Samurai. In the game, players are in control of their own daimyo and are looking to expand that influence to all of Japan. You do this by establishing the loyalty of lesser lords, the control over rice production, and the sway of the religious leaders of the areas. Of course, if all else fails, you send in the dudes with the fancy armor and the really neato swords.
The mechanics of this version of the game will be the same as the original version. So any of you that were afraid they'd mess with it, you can rest easy. However, the image of the game is getting a change. There will be new sculpted game pieces, new leader tokens, and a traditional Japanese-style design to the art to help draw players into the mindset of ancient Japan.
The game should be making its way to retailers in the 4th quarter of this year.