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Bushido Blade 2 (PlayStation)

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Description

Two samurai families who date back over eight hundred years have been feuding ever since the Gempei War, where the Kagami family sided with the Minamoto and ensured themselves a victory over their rivals, the Sue. Over the centuries since, the two families evolved into ninja clans, but their hatred of each other never faded. Now, in the 20th century, the Shainto, descendants of the Sue, are in a position to bring vengeance on the Narukagami.

Bushido Blade 2 takes place some time after the events in the original game, and is also a weapon fighting game without health bars, power displays, or over-the-top special maneuvers. The game features the Story Mode, Versus Mode and Slash mode present in the original game as well as a new tournament mode, where the two sides face each other with shinai and other bamboo weapons in a kendo like ring. Fighters have different styles (including some with two sword nito and iaijutsu styles) and there are many weapons to choose from (although the hammer has been replaced with the yari spear). The controls have changed somewhat, but stances are still in the game, as are one-hit kills if blows strike a sensitive part of the body.

Initially players can choose from six warriors, three from each clan. As progress is made in the story mode, supporting characters will be encountered. If beaten, those characters will become available for play in the game's other modes.

Screenshots

Bushido Blade 2 PlayStation Taking the high ground. Like its predecessor, Bushio Blade 2 features multi-level battlefields.
Bushido Blade 2 PlayStation Two blades. Bushido Blade 2 introduces two additional sword styles: the sword-in-sheath iaijutsu style, and the two-sword nito style, as seen here.
Bushido Blade 2 PlayStation The quick and the dead. One hit deaths are still present in Bushido Blade 2, making duels deadly...and often quick.
Bushido Blade 2 PlayStation Deadlocked. The Irish swordsman, Highwayman, makes a return appearance, along with all the characters from the first game.

Alternate Titles

  • "ブシドーブレード 弐" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A decent sequel to a revolutionary fighting game ZombieDepot (45) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Nov 16, 1998 93 out of 100 93
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution Nov 01, 1998 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Mar 26, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
Absolute Playstation Dec, 1998 76 out of 100 76
IGN Oct 28, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 07, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Ray Soderlund (3500) added Bushido Blade 2 (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (15113)