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Westworld Reveals The Name Of The Mysterious Samurai Park

We finally know the name of Westworld's feudal Japan-themed park, and it probably isn't what you were expecting.

In the finale of the first season, a group of android hosts in rebellion stumbled upon a room filled with warriors training in traditional Japanese gear. "It's complicated," a human tech worker told them. That section of the building was labeled with the initials "SW," prompting wide speculation that the Westworld-adjacent park is called "Samurai World." 

But according to Entertainment Weekly, the script for the season 1 finale referred to the park as "SHOGUNWORLD." As EW points out, it's possible that the name is properly written as "ShogunWorld." Hopefully you didn't get any "Samurai World" tattoos.

"Shogun" is a term that refers to military commanders in feudal Japan from 1185 to 1868.

Of course, if you've really been paying attention, the show's co-creator Jonathan Nolan actually talked about the name ShogunWorld last summer. When TV Insider asked him about the rumored name of Samurai World, Nolan replied, "I think it would be cooler if it were called ShogunWorld!"

It's still not clear if we'll actually see the park (or any of the other five parks that Delos Destinations Inc. owns) in season 2. However, HBO teased "Park 2" earlier this month with an image that could be ShogunWorld. Take a look below.

In Michael Crichton's original 1973 Westworld movie, there were two other parks in addition to Westworld: Roman World and Medieval World. However, neither of those have been mentioned on the series, so it's not known if they'll be included in the show's mythology. 

We won't have to wait long to find out more about ShogunWorld. The second season of Westworld premieres April 22 on HBO.