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Warriors Orochi 2

Warriors Orochi 2

Warriors Orochi 2

Warriors Orochi 2 is a 2008 video game developed by Koei and Omega Force for the PlayStation 2. It is the sequel to Warriors Orochi, a crossover video game of the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series. The game was released on September 23 in North America and September 19 in Europe. A version for the Xbox 360 was released on September 4, 2008 in Japan, and alongside the PS2 releases in North America and Europe. A PlayStation Portable version has been released in Japan, North America and Europe.

Warriors Orochi 2 Plot

The game starts with the defeat of Orochi at the end of the first game, the new land consisting of the warriors from the Three Kingdoms Era of China and the Warring States period of Japan found peace. It was, however, not destined to last. Former officers under the Orochi army broke away and formed their own armies, while others not affiliated with Orochi began to create armies of their own as well. All the while, an evil plot is in motion behind the scenes, to revive the greatest evil the world has ever known: Orochi himself.

As in the first game, the game is told in several subplots that connect with each other. Each subplot is named after the three kingdoms from the Three Kingdoms era of China and one from the Warring States period of Japan. The game adds one more subplot titled "Orochi" which is actually a prequel of the first game told from the Orochi Army's perspective, showing his rise of power. Again, the characters are scattered to join different kingdoms due to the plot, though they are still placed in their original kingdoms in the character selection screen.

Warriors Orochi 2 Gameplay

In addition to the Story, Free and Gallery Modes from the first game, there are other new modes of gameplay:

New Weapon Upgrades and Fusions is a feature introduced in the first Warriors Orochi, upgrading and modifying weapons has been given a new twist by fulfilling the requirement for a much better skill imbued on a weapon.

Treasure Hunt Side Quest" In addition to normal game objectives and missions on each map, hidden Treasures are placed on each map. Each map has different hidden Treasures.

Versus mode" A feature from Dynasty Warriors 4 and the original Samurai Warriors, Versus Mode pits two players against each other in four separate modes. Players can select teams of three characters different from each other. This mode pits two players against each other in a traditional fighting game (which the very first Dynasty Warriors is). Tag Team gives each player three characters as a team, while Elimination gives players one character each.

Tower: The objective of this game mode is to knock out more enemies than the opponent.

Steeple Chase resembles a traditional arcade style racing game. Two players ride horses and race to the finish line. Items are available in-game to give players added abilities.

Survival mode follows the same concepts of Tag Team. The difference is the number of computer opponents is infinite.

In the all-new Dream Mode, players can select three of the available 92 characters in this game and play through a special scenario tailored to the chosen team. None of the characters that appear outside the Three Kingdoms and Sengoku periods are part of any teams. There are 28 stages total.

Twenty new stages are included in the sequel. Most of the stages were brought over from Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends and Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends. Most, if not all, stages from the first Warriors Orochi return in the stories, while others are used in Dream Mode stages.

Unlike the first game's character palette swaps, Warriors Orochi 2 features different costumes for each character. Each character has three costumes; the same 2 palette swap costumes as in the first game return, and a different costume that is either their Dynasty Warriors 4 costume or their Samurai Warriors costume (with the exceptions of Oichi and Masamune Date). Characters that debuted after Dynasty Warriors 4 or the original Samurai Warriors have new alternate costumes entirely. To unlock these 3rd costumes, the characters must have their proficiency at level 10.

To promote Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, the PSP version of Warriors Orochi 2 features the Musou Awakening forms of Zhao Yun, Xiahou Dun and Sun Shang Xiang as usable costumes, unlocked by completing the story modes.

The U.S., European and Taiwan releases have additional features exclusively to the PSP version of the game. These features include the addition of the Japanese voices, an installation to the Memory Stick Duo to decrease load times, and additional characters, such as Benkei and San Zang, and contents from the unreleased Musou Orochi Z which KOEI announced that it will not be released outside Japan.

Reception
As of July 9, 2008, the game has sold 946,131 copies in Japan, according to Famitsu.


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