This next paragraph should be obvious if you have ever played a digital RPG before. You level up by acquiring experience points through killing monsters, finishing chapters in the story line (by far the most rewarding), and completing quests for those lazy npcs that cant be bothered to do the tasks themselves.(fine some are relatively normal to ask a samurai, such as killing a few oni, but do you really need to ask one to grab a purple flower from the next territory for you? I swear.....).
Upon leveling up you get:
- 3 stat points
- 1 skill point
- a really cool popup with music declaring your latest milestone.