The Dreamcast version of the game was the 2nd game in history to be given a 40/40 score by the respected game magazine Famitsu.
In the Korean version of the game, Mitsurugi was replaced by a Caucasian swordsman named Arthur, because the image of the samurai is not very popular with Koreans.
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