The TW Network Bushido Blade Games Fighter ID Log-In:
Produced by LightWeight / Square-Enix
Release History
Playstation
Worldwide
2/28/1998
Playstation Network
Worldwide
12/10/2008

Fighter Select
Kannuki
Playstation
Matsumushi
Playstation
Gengoro
Playstation
Utamaru
Playstation
Mikado
Playstation
Suminagashi
Playstation
Kaun
Playstation
Hongou
Playstation
Tatsumi
Playstation
Night Stalker
Playstation
Jo
Playstation
Tony Umeda
Playstation
Utsusemi
Playstation
Sazanka
Playstation
Chihiro
Playstation
Highway Man
Playstation
Red Shadow / Hotarubi
Playstation
Tsubame
Playstation
Isohachi
Playstation
Katze
Playstation

Gameplay
3D Movement (3D Movement)
Players can freely move around the arena.
Instant Kill (Instant Kill)
No visible health meter is present in this game. The first mistake could be your last, because all it takes is one blow to be defeated.
Run (Run)
Executed by holding down L1 while moving in any direction. It is possible to knockdown an opponent if you run into them from behind. Both players will get knocked down if they collide head-on.
Stance Change (Stance Change)
At a press of a button (square by default), characters can transition between 3 stances. The stances relate to the weapon the character is using. The order of the stances vary by character.

Storyline
Bushido Blade 2
Some 800 years ago, on the island of Konoshima, in Seto Naikai, the island sea of Japan, there existed two feudal clans, the Kagami and the Sue (Soo-eh). There was harmony on that island as both clans were allied with the same Daimyo, or feudal lord. As chance would have it, a war broke out on the mainland, drawing both clans to the aid of their Daimyo. Unfortunately, the war did not go well for them, and both clans found themselves on the losing side. Faced with insurmountable odds, the Sue chose to remain loyal to their Daimyo whereas the Kagami decided to ally themselves with the winning side. This betrayal marked the beginning of a feud that would last for centuries as the Sue were defeated by the enemy and their former ally, the Kagami.

Stripped of their land the clan's sacred sword, Yugiri, the remnants of the Sue fled to the mainland where they re-established themselves and nursed theri hatred of the treacherous Kagami. The passing centures saw many clashes between the former allies as they strived to destroy each other.

Eventually, the Kagami established a secret school for assassins called the Narukagami Shinto School, and the Sue Family created the Shainto, resulting in secretive battles that were as intense as any battles occuring on the open battlefield.

Now, 800 hundred years later and in the present, the warriors of the Shainto begin their campaign to bring the an ient feud to an end by commencing the assault on theri hated enemy. The first target is the Meikyokan, Narukagami headquarters. Their intent is to retrieve their stolen Sacred Sword. Realizing the Shainto's plan, Narukagami quickly sent for reinforcements. And so begins what would be the final battle between the two clans...