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Samurai Warriors 2: Empires (戦国無双2 Empires, Sengoku Musou 2 Empires) is an 'Empires' version of Samurai Warriors 2, in which players would try to rule Japan. It was the first 'Empires' game since Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires to be released before the Xtreme Legends version of the game.

Gameplay[]

Bases[]

In Samurai Warriors 2: Empires, the main concern of the battlefield is not generals but rather bases. Bases are groups on the map that appear red (enemies), blue (allies), or gray (neutral) and effect the dynamics of the map. Victory conditions for winning a battle are to either to kill the commander or take the enemy main camp. Neither options are available unless players take over the bases in a line from their main camp to their opponent's. Bases are taken by taking out all generals and base captains in a given area, and stationing one of the player's generals there. Alternatively the player can stay and capture the base. Successful base captures turns the corresponding icon blue on the map.

Officers[]

Another change in the battle system is the general system. Generals are able to follow orders such as attacking or defending bases. The player can give commands to the generals under them, and also recognize patterns as orders on the opposing side. Generals also may not die when defeated, they may return to the battlefield if the enemy have enough points for them (seen at the top of the screen, under a tetris-like shape), or unless they are captured. After the battle, any captured officer may be kept on either side.

Generals are captured if they are defeated when they have a red "halo" around them, these halos appear depending on their remaining troops and the influence the player has on the map. Influence is decided by the bases the player owns in the area, if the road is light blue, he or she has a better chance at capturing them at higher troop numbers, and if the map is dark blue the player can almost certainly capture them, and vice versa for their troops in their area.

Formations[]

Another change to the battle field is the addition of formations. Formations are fundamentally stat-boosts that the player deploys to help his or her troops. They are divided into three different levels, and three different categories: Attack, Defense, and Speed. Additionally, Formations cancel each other out on the higher leveled, and a triangle of weaknesses: Attack < Defense < Speed < Attack. If a Formation is of a weaker category it loses a level, and if it's at a weaker level is canceled out. If both opposing formations are at an equal level, both are canceled out.

Formations can only be used if the player has enough points, and if the player has the Formation in his or her inventory (This is shown by an icon.) If the player uses Formation, then the Formation is used up out of their inventory. The player also receives a point every second. The cost to use a Formation is determined by the level. Level 1 Formations cost 60 points, Level 2 Formations cost 120 points, and Level 3 cost 180, which is also the maximum the player can hold. Formation effects wear off gradually as time passes.

Game Modes[]

Free Mode[]

In this game the Free mode is rather different than the original Samurai Warriors 2. In this game the player gets to choose a place within Japan and then chooses both allied and opposing armies. In the main force, one can choose three generals and three lieutenants, and one general and one lieutenant for the relief force.

Empire Mode[]

This is a new mode in the Samurai Warriors series. First, the player chooses which era the battles will be fought in. The eras are 1561, 1570, 1582 and 1600 or a divided land were the player gets to create their own clan and place them in Japan's map. Then, the player chooses which clan they will fight with.

Create-a-Warrior[]

The feature returns to the series after an absence since the original Samurai Warriors.

Trophies/Achievements[]

Icon Name Unlock Method Type
SW2E Trophy.png Land Under Heaven Obtain all other trophies. Platinum
SW2E Trophy 2.png Troves of Vassals Recruit more than 150 officers. Gold
SW2E Trophy 3.png Samurai Event Collector Unlock every event scene available. Gold
SW2E Trophy 4.png Mountain of Vassals Recruit more than 100 officers. Silver
SW2E Trophy 5.png Rare Strategist Unlock every formation available. Silver
SW2E Trophy 6.png Adamant Tactician Unlock every policy available. Silver
SW2E Trophy 7.png Something Warlike and Harmonious Maximize cultural level of player's forces. Silver
SW2E Trophy 8.png Samurai Picture Scroll Gallery Unlock every artwork available. Silver
SW2E Trophy 9.png Samurai Movie Library Unlock every movie scene available. Silver
SW2E Trophy 10.png Eminent Tactician Unlock every tactic available. Silver
SW2E Trophy 11.png Spending Spree Spend more than 100,000 gold at a shop. Silver
SW2E Trophy 12.png Massive Roundup Capture more than 100 enemy officers. Silver
SW2E Trophy 13.png Without Any Hesitation Execute more than 100 enemy officers. Silver
SW2E Trophy 14.png Reliable Vassals Use the consult command 100 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 15.png Champion of Kantō Clear the scenario "Unification of Kantō". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 16.png Observer of Sekigahara Clear the special stage "Battle of Sekigahara". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 17.png Sage of Kansai Clear the scenario "Unification of Kansai". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 18.png Apprentice Strategist Change formation in battle for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 19.png Supreme Weapon Obtain a unique weapon for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 20.png Group of Vassals Recruit more than 50 officers. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 21.png Unending Chaos Play up to more than 50 hours. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 22.png A Plethora of Treasures Collect 10 unique weapons. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 23.png New Player Create an officer for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 24.png With Lightning Speed Clear a battle under less than 3 minutes. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 25.png Fierce Chaos Play up to more than 30 hours. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 26.png Adept Strategist Use the formation command 100 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 27.png Heartless Execute more than 10 enemy officers. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 28.png Turbulent Chaos Play up to more than 10 hours. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 29.png Building the Foundations of Peace Finish Empire Mode in less than 100 turns. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 30.png Officer Retsuden Create 10 officers. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 31.png Winner of Tōhoku Clear the scenario "Unification of Tōhoku". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 32.png Survivor of Honnōji Clear the special stage "Incident at Honnōji". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 33.png Competent Tactician Use the policy command 100 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 34.png Tactician's First Step Use a tactic in battle for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 35.png Samurai Transcendent Clear the scenario "Divided Land". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 36.png War Master Achieve an "S" rank for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 37.png Victor of Kawanakajima Clear the special stage "Battle of Kawanakajima". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 38.png Returnee of Anegawa Clear the special stage "Battle of Anegawa". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 39.png Spectacular Victory Break through enemy territory and defeat opposing generals 15 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 40.png Regional Unifier Unify a region for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 41.png Legendary Hero Maximize a character's class level. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 42.png An Endless Variety Create new officers using every model available. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 43.png Stepping Stone to Victory Lose a base in battle for the first time. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 44.png Full Mastery Have one officer master every known skill. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 45.png Mark of Trust Use the delegate command 100 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 46.png Peacemaker of Kyūshū Clear the scenario "Unification of Kyūshū". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 47.png Pacifier of Chūbu Clear the scenario "Unification of Chūbu". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 48.png Mightiest in Chūgoku Clear the scenario "Unification of Chūgoku". Bronze
SW2E Trophy 49.png Labor Worth a Thousand Defeat 1,000 enemies in battle. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 50.png Talented Tactician Use the tactics command 100 times. Bronze
SW2E Trophy 51.png Get the Rope Capture an enemy officer for the first time. Bronze

Icon Name Unlock Method Xbox Points
SW2E Achievement 1.png First Consultation Empire Mode event: Lord confers with retainer upon taking 3 or more fiefs. 50
SW2E Achievement 2.png Second Consultation Empire Mode event: Lord confers with retainer upon taking 10 or more fiefs. 50
SW2E Achievement 3.png Third Consultation Empire Mode event: Lord confers with retainer upon taking 20 or more fiefs. 50
SW2E Achievement 4.png Most Valuable Warrior Empire Mode event: A retainer is praised for his or her prowess in battle. 50
SW2E Achievement 5.png Four Guardians Empire Mode event: 4 retainers are proclaimed the most essential to the player's clan. 50
SW2E Achievement 6.png Level Four Weapon Obtain a level 4 weapon in Empire Mode. 50
SW2E Achievement 7.png Matsukaze Obtain Matsukaze in Empire Mode. 50
SW2E Achievement 8.png Moon Child Obtain Moon Child in Empire Mode. 50
SW2E Achievement 9.png Persian Mare Obtain Persian Mare in Empire Mode. 50
SW2E Achievement 10.png Stage: Battle of Kawanakajima In Empire Mode, play the special stage "Battle of Kawanakajima". 50
SW2E Achievement 11.png Stage: Battle of Anegawa In Empire Mode, play the special stage "Battle of Anegawa". 50
SW2E Achievement 12.png Stage: Incident at Honnōji In Empire Mode, play the special stage "Incident at Honnōji". 50
SW2E Achievement 13.png Stage: Battle of Sekigahara In Empire Mode, play the special stage "Battle of Sekigahara". 50
SW2E Achievement 14.png Stage: Osaka Campaign In Empire Mode, play the special stage "Osaka Campaign". 50
SW2E Achievement 15.png Scenario: Battle of Anegawa Unlock the scenario Battle of Anegawa. 100
SW2E Achievement 16.png Scenario: Incident at Honnōji Unlock the scenario Incident at Honnōji. 100
SW2E Achievement 17.png Scenario: Battle of Sekigahara Unlock the scenario Battle of Sekigahara. 100


Allusions[]

  • The game uses various artworks and images from Taiko Risshiden V.

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