This article is about the first game in the Samurai Warriors series. For the whole series, see Samurai Warriors Serıes.
|Genre:||Hack and Slash|
|Game modes:||Single Player, Multiplayer|
|Platform(s):||PlayStation 2, Xbox|
Samurai Warriors (戦国無双, Sengoku Musou) is the first game in the Samurai Warriors series that is a spinoff of Dynasty Warriors. Instead of taking place near the end of China's Han Dynasty, Samurai Warriors is set during the Japanese Warring States period. The game was planned to be dark and grim to set the mood for Nobunaga's time in power.
Instead of automatic growth, the game's growth system is slightly different. Weapons are no longer leveled up, instead they are found by defeating various generals. Characters also get experience boosts by finishing sub-missions, the number of KOs they get, and time they finish in. Also, characters get "Ability Points" that allow for further development by "buying" abilities that when combined enable other abilities. Characters are also associated with a particular element and will do more damage when they have the element on their weapons.
Another difference from Dynasty Warriors is that throughout a map, missions will appear that offer extra gold or experience used to develop the character used. Further changes include the addition of castle levels, in which each division in the castle only has one exit in each level. Most castles contain 5 sub-levels with a variety of enemies to defeat and booby traps ranging from cages, spikes, and wall blades all to get to the boss at the top(or the bottom, as the case may be).
- Performed by BoA
- The models and equipment used for the Edit characters later appear in Nobunaga's Ambition Online.
- Guan Yu and Dong Zhuo appear as portraits inside Osaka Castle.
- Goemon's WANTED poster can be seen on walls during Survival Mode and while running around Kyoto.
- Official site
- Official Japanese site, Teaser site
- Official Taiwanese site
- Official Korean page
- Koei info page
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