Earlier this year the Vita got its first free-to-play MMO title in the form of Samurai and Dragons. While the game had a rocky launch that required it to be taken offline for the better part of a month, it is now online and running strong.


Samurai and Dragons presents a strange mix of gameplay. On one side, you take your character and team up with three other players for some co-op dungeon crawling action. On the other, you build your own city like in a 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game. There's even a card-collecting monster mechanic for PVPing.

To see how it all looks in action, check out the video above.

Samurai and Dragons was released on the PlayStation Vita on March 29, 2012, in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release.