Tactical Action Has a New Look!
Long before the twilight of the samurai, Japan was ruled by
powerful leaders hungry to unite the land under one banner. The
samurai and ninja who defended their land and honor became
*26 playable characters in all! 10 new warriors are ready for
battle including the legendary Musashi Miyamoto, the
unifier of Japan Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the enigmatic ninja
*Once forbidden secret techniques for each warrior are
revealed! Set traps, summon ninja decoys, and more! Use
powerful Linked Charge attacks and for the first time power
up to three Musou gauges!
*Now castle warfare blends seamlessly with field combat.
Take control of castles on the battlefield to gain a
significant morale advantage.
*Experience new tales in Story, Free, and Survival modes.
Team up with friends for two-player Co-op play or compete
with them at "Sugoroku," a bonus party game for up to four
*Challenge an opponent in two-player Vs. play exclusively
through Xbox Live®.
*Over 70 cinematic sequences supervised by Shinsuke
Sato, director of the cult hit, "The Princess Blade" and new
music from fusion artist Minoru Mukaiya.
The Skill System
The game's new Skill System replaces the point-based system
used in the original game. In Samurai Warriors 2 new moves
and skills are now acquired by increasing in level, learning
techniques from an enemy officer, or by purchasing them from
the game's Shop.
Aside from character-specific skills, Skills are divided into the
categories of Ability, Growth, Battle, and Special. Unique skills
are obtained through overall character growth.
Your character's level will increase based on EXP points
earned. The highest attainable level is level 50. Your Life meter,
Musou gauge, Attack, and Defense all increase according to
NEW! Special Stance and Attack
Omega Force has reworked the Samurai Warriors control
scheme to include new attacks. Each character has two secret
fighting techniques called Special attacks. Holding the R1 button
(on PlayStation 2) or RB button (on Xbox 360TM) places your
character into a Special Stance. Pressing the Normal attack or
Charge attack buttons will execute a Special attack. These
attacks become more powerful as character level increases.
NEW! Triple Musou Gauge
For the first time in any "Warriors" game, you'll earn up to three
separate Musou gauges as your character develops. When one
gauge becomes full, you can unleash a single Musou attack.
Two or more filled Musou gauges will increase the power of your
Linked Charge Attacks
Linked Charge attacks are performed by pressing different
combinations of the Normal and Charge Attack buttons. Your
character will gain new attack techniques as he or she grows.
Check your character's Move List to see newly acquired
techniques and the proper button combinations.
Castle Warfare and Field Battles
Unlike the original, where castle battles occurred as separate
stages, Samurai Warriors 2 incorporates castle warfare into field
battles. Capturing those castles can influence your army's
morale. If you enter a castle, seek out the staircases that lead to
the top floor.
Five Game Modes
There are 5 modes of play including the main "Story" mode and
a "Free" mode which lets you play any cleared stages. Inside
the "Vault" you can view all acquired weapons, items, guards,
steeds, and in-game movies.
In "Survival" you'll fight your way through an endless castle to
see how many floors you can clear. The gold and experience
points you accumulate in "Survival" will carry over into the
game's other modes.
"Sugoroku" is a new board game for up to 4 players.
NEW! Party Game "Sugoroku"
The goal of Sugoroku is to move about the board and acquire
three flags. When you return to your home base with the flags,
you will be rewarded with gold and a promotion. If you land on a
square that is not owned you can purchase that square. If you
land on a square that is owned, you will have to pay a toll. After
paying a toll you can fight for ownership of the square.
The first player to earn the specified amount of gold wins.
Ten New Playable Characters
Character First Appearance*
Ieyasu Tokugawa Samurai Warriors 2
Mitsunari Ishida Samurai Warriors 2
Nagamasa Azai Samurai Warriors 2
Sakon Shima Samurai Warriors 2
Yoshihiro Shimazu Samurai Warriors 2
Ginchiyo Tachibana Samurai Warriors 2
Kanetsugu Naoe Samurai Warriors 2
Nene Samurai Warriors 2
Kotaro Fuma Samurai Warriors 2
Musashi Miyamoto Samurai Warriors 2
Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Hashiba) Samurai Warriors XL
Tadakatsu Honda Samurai Warriors XL
Ina Samurai Warriors XL
Yukimura Sanada Samurai Warriors
Keiji Maeda Samurai Warriors
Nobunaga Oda Samurai Warriors
Mitsuhide Akechi Samurai Warriors
Kenshin Uesugi Samurai Warriors
Oichi Samurai Warriors
Okuni Samurai Warriors
Magoichi Saika Samurai Warriors
Shingen Takeda Samurai Warriors
Masamune Date Samurai Warriors
No Samurai Warriors
Hanzo Hattori Samurai Warriors
Ranmaru Mori Samurai Warriors
*First appearance as a playable character. **Ishikawa Goemon, Yoshimoto
Imagawa, Kunoichi (a fictional character) do not appear in Samurai Warriors 2.