Samurai Warriors: State of War

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: KOEI

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'Samurai Warriors: State of War' (PSP) Rides Into Stores

by Rainier on March 8, 2006 @ 12:03 p.m. PST

Set amidst JapanÂ’s most volatile era, Samurai Warriors: State of War give players control of famous samurai and legendary ninja in an ever-unfolding war. Gamers will use classic Japanese weaponry including swords, longbows, and sickles to fight their way through wide-open battlefields and trap-laden castles. Samurai Warriors: State of War comes complete with 19 playable characters, all-new stories, and competitive multiplayer challenges.

Set amidst Japan's most volatile era, Samurai Warriors: State of War give players control of famous samurai and legendary ninja in an ever-unfolding war. Gamers will use classic Japanese weaponry including swords, longbows, and sickles to fight their way through wide-open battlefields and trap-laden castles. Samurai Warriors: State of War comes complete with 19 playable characters, all-new stories, and competitive multiplayer challenges. Samurai Warriors: State of War is the perfect companion for long journeys and brief bouts of spectacular Tactical Action.

Samurai Warriors: State of War offers an all-new story structure that lets players align their characters with a specific army corps. Select a corps for your character, and guide them through a series of strategy and action stages. Once that particular story reaches its conclusion, the player will have the chance to take the same character down a different story path.

Throughout the game, the player is joined on the battlefield by an extremely capable "second in command" bodyguard. There are 200 of these bodyguards to choose from, and in addition to fighting along side the player, they will raise the player's stats and offer other benefits. As the bodyguards grow, they will become true partners in battle.

Game Features

  • Samurai Warriors: State of War is set in civil war Japan, when great commanders such as Nobunaga Oda, Shingen Takeda, and Kenshin Uesugi struggled for control of the country. Arm yourself with classic Japanese weaponry such as katanas and shuriken, and launch into the chaos of 16th century Japan.
  • The action is relentless, and ranges from massive open-field warfare to sieges of trap-laden castles. With a variety of unique characters, moves, and environments, Samurai Warriors: State of War will give you an unrivalled taste of Japan's most volatile era.
  • Many prominent figures from Japanese history make their appearance in Samurai Warriors: State of War, including the legendary soldier Yukimura Sanada, the revolutionary Nobunaga Oda, and the enigmatic ninja Hattori Hanzo. Each character has signature weapons and skills, as well as their unique role to play in this dramatic epic.
  • Samurai Warriors: State of War offers an all-new story structure that lets you align your characters with a specific army corps. Select a corps for your character, and guide them through a series of tactical and action stages. Once that particular story reaches its conclusion, you will get an ending, and then have the chance to take the same character down a different story path. There are six playable characters at the start, with many more characters and story paths to unlock.
  • In this game, the player is joined on the battlefield by an extremely capable "second in command" bodyguard. There are 200 of these bodyguards to choose from, and in addition to fighting along side you, they will raise your stats and offer other benefits. As your bodyguards grow, they will become true partners in battle, and be able to perform some PSP-exclusive actions!
  • Samurai Warriors: State of War's "Battlefield Area System" divides the battlefield into smaller, strategic sections, making the game perfect for quick, portable play. In addition, there are many long-term elements that will keep you coming back for more, such as the raising of character and equipment stats.
  • By popular demand, competitive multiplayer combat is available, with support for up to four players. This competitive mode offers quick gameplay over a variety of stages, and there are additional items that can be gained in this mode as well.

Developed by KOEI’s award-winning internal team, Omega Force, Samurai Warriors: State of War is a 1-4 player game, and is rated “T” (Teen- Violence) by the ESRB.

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