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Kengo: Legend of the 9

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Genki / Majesco
Developer: Genki

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'Kengo: Legend of the 9' (X360) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

Kengo lets you play as a medieval samurai. Your objective in the game is to travel around Japan to fight against other samurai to become the strongest warrior in the country. More than 30 historical warriors will be in the game, such as the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, his rival Sasaki Kojirou, and some lesser-known fighters, such as Shishido Baiken, legendary master of the chain and sickle.

In feudal Japan, it was kill or be killed for the samurai. Kengo: Legend of the 9 lets you battle as one of nine famous samurai warriors while mastering expert techniques to gain an advantage over your foes. Become a Kengo Master as you fight your way through lush, high-definition Japanese environments.

Features

  • Play as any of nine real samurai warriors from history: Musashi Miyamoto, Jubei Yagyu, Sanako Chiba, Ittosai Ito, Izo Okada, Soji Okita, Kojiro Sasaki, Ryoma Sakamoto and Yasubi Horibe
  • Each samurai has different storylines, attributes and attack techniques
  • Battles are loosely based on historical events including the raid of the Kira mansion and the battle at Ganryujima
  • Choose between 4 unique game play modes:
    • Main Mode—Select a character and advance his/her storyline that interconnects with other character storylines.
    • Mission Mode—Includes 10 different missions that must be completed within a set time limit.
    • Combat Mode—Compete in a 2-player head-to-head match.
    • Xbox Live Leaderboard: Connect to Xbox Live and compete against other gamers by pitting AI Characters against each other. Once the match has begun, your character will act according to his or her AI Traits. Your rank will change based on the outcome of the match, and you will be rewarded with various items for reaching certain ranks that you can use in game.
  • Customize your samurai’s nickname, fighting stance and weapons using items won online.
  • Collect and use Spirit Spheres to upgrade your samurai’s attributes including health, stamina, attack power and defense.
  • Earn experience points in battle to unlock new attacks
  • Three difficulty levels: Easy, Medium or Difficult
  • Perform Instant Kills by mastering grapple moves and using the environment to your advantage
  • Edit your own range of diverse combo attacks.
  • Gorgeous high definition, next generation graphics employ light scattering, normal mapping and atmospheric subtleties
  • Follow your ranking on Xbox Live and become the best in the world.

Release Date: September 2007


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