Samurai Warriors ™
Publisher: Koei Corporation
Developer: Omega Force
Ship Date: Spring 2004
Draw your sword and prepare to fight some of the fiercest battles
in Japanese history. Samurai Warriors ™ takes you back to
16th century Japan where political turmoil caused a series of major
wars between individual warlords fighting for power. Be one of the
many who hope to shape Japan 's future and dominate the land.
Samurai Warriors takes the techniques and expertise gained
during the production of the award-winning Dynasty Warriors ® series
and combines it with new energy to create the next evolution of Tactical
Action games. For the first time players will enter the world of ancient
Japan to fight in both historical and fictional battles.
The action in Samurai Warriors takes place within castle
walls and on the sprawling battlefields of Japan 's violent past. With
an Active Mission System that triggers a distinct mission during every
battle, players can engage in hundreds of different mini-missions within
the larger epic battles. Randomly changing castle layouts and paths
offer even more depth to the missions.
Play as the brave Sanada Yukimura or choose to play other legendary
Samurai including Oda Nobunga, Uesugi Kenshin, and Takeda Shingen.
Each character has a unique story and will develop according to experience
points gathered during missions.
In addition to the main play mode, Samurai Warriors includes
Free, Survival, Versus, and Challenge modes, and a Vault. The new Officer
mode allows the user to create a warrior by clearing a series of mini-games.
Multiple epic battle missions allow each character a
unique gameplay experience. Endure the hallowed Japanese battlefields
spacing of spacing Okehazama and Kawanakajima or enter the embattled
walls of Osaka Castle where you will come face-to-face with gun-toting
troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja).
Engage in over 500 mini-missions based on intense battleground
scenarios that are always changing due to player movement and the war
situation. Success or failure will affect the events in the stages
Play over 15 new characters, both historical and fictional.
Choose from warlords, samurai, and ninjas—or create your own character.
Choose from a variety of traditional weapons including
Japanese long swords, katana swords, shuriken (throwing stars), kunai
(daggers), and a kusarigama (sickle and chain). Additional hidden weapons
can be unlocked throughout the game.
Develop your character based on experience points rather
than acquiring weapons and items. Players can invest points towards
specific character skills and abilities which will directly affect
Challenge an enemy officer! Duels are presented throughout
normal play which will affect player morale. The screen will switch
to a duel-screen to best represent the one-on-one fighting game.
Never play the same level twice with the new "Auto Formation
System." Castle layouts change each time the game is played. In addition,
traps present dangers and bring a new experience to the player during
Create a Warrior: Enjoy a variety of sub–modes, such
as the new Officer mode where you can create an original character.
Rich environmental audio sets the mood of gameplay action
and environment. Both seasonal and time elements enhance the visuals
throughout the game.
Multiplayer Support: Two-player co-op and head-to-head