Done on 11/23/97
bushido Blade 2 Announced
Squaresoft Announced their sequel to the hit series bushido
The Story of bushido Blade 2 is based on the ending of the previous
game. In bushido Blade 1, members of the Meikyou clan- an assasin's group,
tried to escape from their group and fought for their lives. At its ending,
the "True" enemy, the "Sha-in" clan was revealed. Thus is bushido
Blade 2, the fight of the two clans take place. So far 6 characters have
been announced, three of each per clan.
The Meikyou Clan
Age: 29 | Weight: 90 KG
Born: Okinawa | Power Fighter
Escaping to New York after the internal war of his clan,
Kannuki was summoned to help in a fight by Mikado, another survivor of
the internal war.
Age: 17 | Weight: 65 KG
Born: Hiroshima | Balanced Fighter
Becoming even better at swordsman skills via the previous battle,
Tatsumi was told of a new danger bringing his Clan to its heels and thus
returns to fight for it.
age: 23 | Weight: 59 KG
Born: Kyoto | Speed Fighter
Although a Miko (Japanese Nun), Mikado saw that her clan was
losing its power because of its internal battle, ad thus called upon others
to help her bring back the power the clan once had.
The Sha-in Clan
Age: 57 | Weight: 80 KG
Born: Hiroshima | Power Fighter
A true swordsman right to its loyalty, Gengoro always felt the
need to bring justice and revenge to the Meikyo Clan which had disgraced
his ancestors. Seeing the internal war of their rival, Gengoro finds this
as an opportunity to erase the Meikyou clan from existance.
Age: 21 | Weight: 73 KG
Born: Kyoto | Balanced Fighter
Gengoro's adopted son. Because of his coolness Narazu finds
no interest in the clan's war, but fights for the sake of his father-in-law.
Age: 18 | Weight: 57 KG
Born: Tokyo | Speed Fighter
Kotomura, a daughter of a fish monger, found interest in the
art of swords and learned her skills from the Sh-in Clan. Thus togher with
the skills, she also gained the same ideas the clan had.
Basic Game System
The game system for BB2 has been majorly changed when compared
to the previous bushido Blade.
There are 6 weapons this time:
Japanese sword (balanced sword)
Japanese long Sword (Long and strong but slow on recovery)
Broad Sword (Heavy and very powerful- slow in both swinging
Long sword (Quick and Speedy but not powerful)
Naginata (Japanese spear, long and powerful but weak in short
Spear (Longest Weapon in the game. Used for stabbing, not slicing)
Front And Back Sword Positioning
In BB2, there are two different ways of actually holding the
sword- front positioning and back positioning.
With the front positioning, the sword is helf normally for standard
attacks. In Back positioning, the sword is held sideways with a twist to
the hand so a un-straight attack can be made. This also holds true to defences
In bushido Blade 1, there were 3 body positions: Upwards, middle
and downwards. In BB2, the upwards and downwards still exist but the middle
position has been changed to a new position excluisve for the "back hand"
position. There is also a new double-handed sword position which can only
be used by the Miekyou Clan, and a 'Iai" position where the fighter places
his sword in its holder and quickly lashes it out for maximum strngth (can
only be done by the Sha-in Clan).
Other minor details have been changed as well, such as the dash
wich is different depending on the character, the attack deflector which
can now be done in 4 directions, and the sword clinches which are now much
easier to see who at a weaker position.
bushido Blade 2
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