Warriors Orochi 2

Warriors Orochi 2
Warriors Orochi 2 coverart.jpg
Warriors Orochi 2 cover artwork
Developer Omega Force
Publisher Koei
Series NA Warriors Orochi
JP Musou Orochi
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Release date JP April 3, 2008

EU September 19, 2008
NA September 23, 2008

Genre Third-person Action-Adventure, Hack & Slash
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer (Offline)
Rating ESRB: T

Warriors Orochi 2 (abbreviated to WO2) is a hack & slash legacy developed by KOEI. A crossover series that blends both worlds of Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors franchises, WO2 introduces a supernatural spin of mythic fiction to the traditionally historical game series.


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[edit] Background

Shattering time and space, the venomous Serpent King Orochi kidnapped the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors in a scheme to test his might. The heroes eventually defeated Orochi and his menacing army. While the slain Orochi lies in the netherworld, a mysterious alliance is hatching an otherworldly plan so that the Serpent King may rise again. Now a new group of warriors must join forces with history’s finest in an effort to stop this evil resurrection. -- (excerpted from an official Koei press release)

[edit] Gameplay

The gameplay is the same of the prequel, with some new features: Team Assist: when you are attacked one of the resting teammates will strike the enemies.

Strategies: similiar to the Abilities, fulfilling certain requirements during the battle will allow you to use a strategy, there are four different strategies, that gives a bonus to your army: Shield: increases commander's defense. Face Off: allied officers take less damage from enemy officers Dance: refills the life gauges of you'r army's officers Command: increase allied army's morale

Triple Attack: all the team members perform a devastating combo togather

[edit] Modes

[edit] Story Mode

Although Warriors Orochi 2 takes place after the events of the original game, part of Story mode offers a glimpse of Orochi's rise to power with a new Orochi storyline that follows events of the prequel. There are five storylines to follow: Shu, Wei, Wu, Samurai, and Orochi forces.

[edit] Dream Mode

Twenty-eight individual scenarios that focus on defined trios (player must play as the preset team) pursuing events separate of Story mode. For instance, Ma Chao, Nagamasa Azai, and Kanetsugu Naoe are at Nan Zhong making a fuss about justice and honor.

[edit] Versus Mode

Versus mode has four separate modes:

  • Tag Team - A return to one-on-one combat of the original Dynasty Warriors, teams of three swap places to defeat the competition
  • Elimination - A return to one-on-one combat of the original Dynasty Warriors, only one warrior against another
  • Steeple Chase: horse racing in a Mario-kart type fashion that features random item pickups that can be used in offensive and defensive measures
  • Competitive Mode: Two players accompanied by allied troops are placed on a limited area and set to eliminate each other's forces within the time limit

[edit] Survival mode

The player versus computer version of Tag Team in which the player's trio must fight random teams of enemies as long as they can in an infinite range.

[edit] New Features

  • Six new modes: Dream, Tag Team, Elimination, Steeple Chase, Competitive, and Survival
  • Thirteen new characters
  • Twenty new stages
  • Nearly 70+ new scenarios

[edit] Stages

Complete with all the stages from Warriors Orochi returning, WO2 adds twenty new stages to the adventure, borrowing heavily from recent Xtreme Legends iterations.

[edit] Stages from Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends

  • Chang Sha
  • Han Shui
  • Ji Castle
  • Jia Meng Gate
  • Lou Sang Village
  • Mai Castle
  • Mt. Kunlun
  • Mt. Qi
  • Nan Zhong
  • Ru Xu Kou
  • Shi Province
  • Shi Ting
  • Yan Province
  • Yang Ping Gate

[edit] Stages from Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends

  • Okehazama
  • Shikoku

[edit] Stages completely new

  • Fire River
  • Itsukushima
  • Wuhang Mountains
  • Yamatai

[edit] Characters

With seventy-nine characters established in the previous game, Warriors Orochi, WO2 pushes the roster to ninety-two with thirteen more characters.

[edit] New Characters

[edit] All Characters

With a whopping 92 characters on the roster it is important to know who is where. Having no kingdoms to easily delineate the Samurai Warriors, they have been divided into three sections. The Other category has been split into the DW Others in one tier and all the other miscellaneous characters in the other. It appears all characters are ordered in the chronological manner of their debut appearances (e.g. Zhao Yun has been in every game since the beginning so he's first for Shu while Xing Cai is last since she came in DW5).

Character Selection Chart
Shu Wei Wu Other Other 2 SW 1 SW 2 SW 3

Zhao Yun
Guan Yu
Zhang Fei
Zhuge Liang
Liu Bei
Ma Chao
Huang Zhong
Jiang Wei
Wei Yan
Pang Tong
Yue Ying
Guan Ping
Xing Cai

Xiahou Dun
Dian Wei
Xu Zhu
Cao Cao
Xiahou Yuan
Zhang Liao
Sima Yi
Xu Huang
Zhang He
Zhen Ji
Cao Ren
Cao Pi
Pang De

Zhou Yu
Lu Xun
Taishi Ci
Sun Shang Xiang
Sun Jian
Sun Quan
Lu Meng
Gan Ning
Huang Gai
Sun Ce
Da Qiao
Xiao Qiao
Zhou Tai
Ling Tong

Diao Chan
Lu Bu
Dong Zhuo
Yuan Shao
Zhang Jiao
Meng Huo
Zhu Rong
Zuo Ci

Da Ji
Taigong Wang
Sun Wukong
Fu Xi
Nu Wa
Yoshitsune Minamoto
Kiyomori Taira
Shin Orochi

Yukimura Sanada
Keiji Maeda
Nobunaga Oda
Mitsuhide Akechi
Goemon Ishikawa
Kenshin Uesugi
Magoichi Saika
Shingen Takeda
Masamune Date

Hanzo Hattori
Ranmaru Mori
Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Yoshimoto Imagawa
Tadakatsu Honda
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Mitsunari Ishida
Nagamasa Azai
Sakon Shima

Yoshihiro Shimazu
Ginchiyo Tachibana
Kanetsugu Naoe
Kotaro Fuma
Musashi Miyamoto
Toshiie Maeda
Motochika Chosokabe
Kojiro Sasaki
Katsuie Shibata

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