Monday, 20 June 2016

Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den Reference Materials

This post will be continuously updated with gameplay information and minor translations for Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den, serving as a general reference guide. More detailed explanations of everything in the list can be found on the main blog.

Please note that this is a work in progress; if anything seems to be missing it might be because it was already mentioned in my old Sengoku Basara 4 reference guide or the one for Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi.


Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den is a brand new type of 'Sengoku Drama' game which follows Sanada Yukimura his childhood all the way through to his heroic final battle. There will be a very small cast of characters instead of the usual sprawling roster, and the game will have a strong focus on a single main storyline for the first time.

While the plot will be loosely based on actual history and some established character relationships have been changed to fit the story, it's still going to include the Sengoku Basara series' usual crazy fantasy elements. At the same time, the game is being worked on by a new producer and director team so we can expect some departures from the familiar Sengoku Basara formula.

Release date: 25th August 2016
Platform: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
Genre: Stylish HERO action
Number of players: 1
Rating: CERO B (12+)
Price: ¥6,990 (¥7,549 with tax), or ¥6,472 (¥6,990 with tax) as a digital download
Opening and ending theme: Committed RED by T.M.Revolution
Series producer: Kobayashi 'KobaP' Hiroyuki
Series director: Yamamoto 'YamamotoD' Makoto
Producer: Nonaka Daizou
Director: Tanaka Toshihiro

Contents

Frequently Asked Questions
New Features
Missions
Customisation
Monsen Coins
Stages
Sanada Trials
DLC (Downloadable Content)
Trophies
Characters
Buying The Game
Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many playable characters are there in the game?
A. There are 6 playable characters in the main story mode and they're all brand new, gameplay-wise. Sanada Masayuki and Sanada Nobuyuki are completely new to the series, and the game introduces brand new versions of Yukimura and Masamune along with younger versions of both of them. There are also 46 characters in total available for bonus modes such as the Sanada Trials: the 6 leads plus 40 returning characters from Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi.

Q. Will the game be released in English?
A. Probably not. At this time, nothing has been mentioned about releasing the game outside Asia.

Q. Will the game be released in any other languages?
A. Yes! A Chinese PS4 edition will be released in select Asian countries. Chinese-speaking regions usually have to make do with the Japanese edition of the game, so this is a good sign that Capcom is interested in the overseas market once again.

Q. Whatever happened to Houjou Ujimasa?
A. He's back in the game again... but unplayable. This question is going to be included in all of the FAQs I write until the poor guy returns to the main roster.

Q. Will Nouhime/Ranmaru/Itsuki/Yoshimoto/Kennyo/Xavi be playable in Yukimura-den?
A. No. We're still waiting to see them all again :(

Q. How about Musashi or 'The Invincible' Naoe Kanetsugu?
A. No idea. Nothing has been announced but it's not impossible they'll show up as enemies or transformations in the bonus missions since their models are available already.

Q. What happened to the five regional warlords from Sengoku Basara 3?
A. They're taking a break from the series and probably won't be included in the game. There's a small chance that Amago Haruhisa could show up for the same reason mentioned in the previous question, but don't count on it.

Q. Will returning characters receive new moves?
A. Masamune and Yukimura have been completely reworked. The old 'Sumeragi' versions are available for extra missions while the new versions are completely separate characters with their own mechanics. The rest of the characters are likely to play the same way they did in the previous game. They're included as a bonus, not as part of the main story.

Q. How do I unlock the harder difficulties?
A. Clear all of the Six Circle Challenges on every stage to unlock the third difficulty level (Sanzu River).

Q. Is there any tag mode or multiplayer co-op?
A. Probably not.

Q. Is free mode included?
A. Yes! A tweet from the official account confirmed that after playing through a story mode once you'll be able to select any other character to replay previous stages. I believe that the character-specific minigames (e.g. Sasuke destroying supply crates) are still locked to their original characters, but the main stages should let you choose your characters freely.

Q. Are the DLC costumes from the previous games included?
A. Yes. It's been confirmed that several of the old DLC costumes will be available from release as part of the game. The list includes all of the Biohazard (Resident Evil), Street Fighter IV, Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter costumes, Muneshige's Jumbo Xavi-kun outfit and the seven preorder costumes from Sengoku Basara 4.

Q. What about the Tales of Zestiria, T.M.Revolution and NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) outfits from Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi?
A. They're still unconfirmed. I'm guessing they're not included since Capcom would have to pay to license them in a new game; they'd rather create brand new costumes and sell them to us as paid DLC instead. One brand new NJPW costume has been created for Masamune.

Q. Is there a reward for importing your Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi save data?
A. If you have save data from the previous game on your system, you'll receive a one-time loyalty reward of 5,000 Monsen Coins in Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den. Here's what the reward screen looks like:


Q. Will the DLC for the Chinese version be compatible with the Japanese version (and vice versa)?
A. Nobody knows the answer to this until the game is released. My guess it that it will all be compatible to avoid the confusion of having multiple versions in the non-Japanese store, but this is the very first time there's been a Chinese version - it's uncharted territory.

Q. Are you going to translate all of the interface screens again?
A. Sure. I'll add the screens I can. If you get stuck just send me a picture of the screen and I'll post a translated version.

Q. What does the game's name mean?
A. Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den is simply 'Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura Legend'. In the absence of an official English title I'm using the Japanese one. The game is the first (and so far, only) title in the new Sengoku Basara Retsuden Series. A retsuden literally means a historical record of someone's achievements but they're spelling it slightly differently on purpose to give it a more exciting nuance, so think of it as 'Sengoku Basara: Blazing Saga'.

Q. Why is Masamune wearing white?
A. It's a reference to a real historical anecdote about Masamune confronting Hideyoshi; white clothing is linked to burial imagery in Japanese culture. If you search you'll find previous posts and comments talking about it in more detail.

Q. I don't know much about the real Yukimura, will I have trouble following the game's story?
A. There's a summary based on an article published in the fan club newsletter here which might help.

Q. Why do some parts of this guide have a message that the information is coming soon?
A. I can't translate material which I don't have yet. Things like trophy descriptions aren't usually released until the game is out.

Q. What's the difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game?
A. Very little. With the previous game, the PlayStation 4 version ran in 1080p at 60fps, and sharing video and screenshots was possible when playing. It was compatible with Share Play and PS Vita Remote Play. The PlayStation 3 version dropped to 30fps in 2 player games and had less graphical detail. Other than the anticipated visual and performance improvements, both versions of the game should be identical in terms of features. KobaP has confirmed that both versions will include the same number of enemy soldiers but the distance at which they will be visible is greater on PS4.

Q. Why don't the new characters have full move sets?
A. Benmaru and Bontenmaru are trimmed-down versions of their adult forms, so they're incomplete and only have four unique moves each. The other four leads are missing a couple of special moves. I expect 'full' versions will be a selling point in the next game in the series; multiple special attacks and extra moves were added to the older characters gradually in the same way.

Q. Why does this game have a different director and producer team?
A. The team of KobaP and YamamotoD has been associated with Sengoku Basara right from the start, so the news that Nonaka Daizou would be producing Yukimura-den with Tanaka Toshihiro as director was surprising. KobaP personally selected Nonaka to give the game a different feel from previous titles. It was explained that YamamotoD's workload is now too great to give him time to work on the new game on his own but he's still helping with character design, ideas and planning while Tanaka looks after the main story. Reading between the lines, it's possible the other two are hard at work on Sengoku Basara 5 in the background.

Q. I missed the 'White Cross' preorder costume for Yukimura, is there another way to get it after the game is released?
A. It's exclusive to the first press edition of the game, so the only way to obtain it will be to track down a copy from the first batch. The codes will also have an expiry date which I'll add when we have more information.

Q. What's the weapon system like?
A. Weapons are just for looks this time so you can equip any weapon you like. Customisation is done through the Styles which are part of the new Bushin system. It's actually way less complicated than it looks at first glance.

Q. How do I buy the extra (non-DLC) costumes, weapons and Styles?
A. They become available for purchase with Monsen Coins once you clear stages in story mode.

Q. What's the deal with the Hatsune Miku collaboration? Can I play as Miku?
A. It was a jokey team-up illustration with Weekly Famitsu magazine, putting Nobuyuki and Miku together since they both have similar hairstyles. There's no DLC costume crossover (yet?)

Q. Can I use your translations in my own guide, blog, fan project or anything else?
A. Sure. I prefer it if a link to my guide is included as a reference so people know where to check for corrections and updates, but aside from that you can do whatever you want with the information here. If you make something useful for the community please let me know and I'll add it to the Links section.

Q. Something in your guide is wrong!
A. Oops, please let me know so I can fix it. I often translate late at night so errors inevitably happen.

Q. Can you translate something specific for me?
A. I work long hours but if you have a recording or screenshot showing the thing you want translated (and it's not very long), I can give it a try when I have time. If it's something simple like an in-game menu I'll add it to the guide so everyone can benefit. I won't do full scripts but check the Links section in case another fan is already working on it.

Q. Why do you spell some of the characters' names differently to the spellings used in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes?
A. Personal preference. It's easier for me to be consistent if I use the spellings I'm more used to. If you want to use Hanbei/Hanbe/Hanbey that's fine; I just happen to use Hanbee. I spell some other words strangely because I'm not from the US and use a more traditional style of English.

New Features

This section is for the miscellaneous gameplay details and changes which have been revealed so far.
  • The on-screen counter now tracks Monsen Coins, not kills. The coins are obtained by killing enemies with blue health bars and by completing in-game challenges. Details will be listed in the Monsen Coins section.
  • Kills are still tracked and a pop-up notification will appear whenever you pass defeat certain numbers of enemies.
  • There's a Tegata Mission pop-up panel in the top right, since stages have various objectives which change over the course of play. You will need to clear the current Tegata Mission to advance. More information on this feature can be found in the Missions section.
  • There will only be a few playable characters in the main story mode, but a number of familiar warriors will appear as enemies.
  • Tag has been replaced with the new Sanada Blood system (details below).
  • Characters can be powered up mid-stage via the new Bushin system (details below).
  • The main story mode is called 'Sanada Yukimura's Life Story' this time. It includes ten chapters.
  • 'Secret Backstories' are shorter unlockable stages with more story content.
  • Another mode called Sanada Trials lets you choose from 46 different characters to complete various missions.
  • You can read the scripts of the Secret Backstory chapters (and replay the full dialogue) in the Gallery.
  • The main menu will include Sanada Yukimura's Life Story, Secret Backstories, Sanada Trials, Gallery, Manual, Settings and Online Basara Shop options.


Difficulty Levels

When selecting your difficulty level in the main story mode, there are three choices (the last one is unlockable): Normal, Hard and Sanzu River. Normal difficulty is at the top of the list. The longer the name of the difficulty level in Japanese, the harder it is!


To unlock the final difficulty level (Sanzu River), clear all of the basic Six Circle Challenges in story mode.

Sanada Blood

Instead of tag, the player can switch between characters mid-stage using a feature called 'Sanada Blood'. The blood-spattered L2 mark indicates when Sanada Blood swapping is available.


The Bushin System

The other important new gameplay feature is powering up your characters with the new Bushin ('Braveheart') system mid-battle, which is designed to encourage aggressive play. As you gather Bushin, the gauge in the bottom left corner of the screen fills. Each time the gauge fills completely your Bushin Renma ('Braveheart Refinement', but I'm just calling it 'Bushin Level' hereafter) will increase and strengthen your character, allowing them to use up to three additional skills at full power.

Please note that although the game specifically calls them 'skills', they're actually passive effects.

The numbered list right above your character portrait in the bottom left displays the three skills which can be unlocked mid-battle using the Bushin system. In this example the third, fourth and sixth levels all unleash skills, so by the time Yukimura has raised his Bushin Level from one to six he'll have activated a total of three skills. Increasing your Bushin Level also grants a passive bonus to attack power and a damage reduction buff, so even if you unlock your third and final skill at Bushin Level 3 it's still worth continuing to attack to power yourself up.

When you go up a Bushin Level you see this very clear and obvious on-screen pop-up message.


The skill names light up above your portrait when they have been activated so it's ok if you can't read the Japanese numbers; however, you only need to learn to recognise six Japanese numbers to understand the Bushin levels: 壱 (1), 弐 (2), 参 (3), 四 (4), 伍 (5) and 六 (6).


To accumulate Bushin, look for enemies with a blue health bar and single them out. By defeating these enemies you'll gradually increase your gauge. You can also find 'Telepathy Spheres' in deluxe blue tsuzura treasure boxes. If you pick these up so the blue ring around your character portrait fills and press L1 and R1 together, you'll activate Bushin Denshin ('Telepathy') mode. For a limited time, all enemies will give Bushin when defeated.


When you're able to activate Bushin Denshin mode, you'll see this notification on the screen:


The L1+R1 buttons will also appear in the bottom left, like this. The blue ring around the Bushin level indicator displays the time remaining in Bushin Denshin mode and when it's active it's very obvious, with a blue aura around the screen and sparkling special effects.


If this all sounds overwhelming, there's an example of how the system works here.

Your Bushin Level can decay when you take damage. You can even level down and lose the benefit of the passive skills you've earned until you raise your Bushin Level back up again.


It looks as though enemy officers may also be able to power themselves up with the Bushin system, as some screenshots have shown them with mysterious blue circles next to their health bars.


In addition, some boss characters have extra marks above their health gauges. When the boss is 'defeated' their health bar immediately fills back up using one of those red marks, and they gain a Basara gauge they didn't have before. So it appears that enemies with these extra red marks have to be defeated multiple times before they're knocked out for good, and they get stronger each time you fight them.


A list of all of the Bushin system bonuses we have seen so far can be found in the Customisation section of this guide.

A translation of the pause screen is below:


At the end of each chapter, you'll a results screen summarising your performance:


And here's the Game Over screen, just in case.


Finally, the four pages of the Settings menu:




Please send me a screenshot or photograph if there are any menus which need translating.

Missions

The Tegata Missions displayed in the top right corner of the screen can be simple objectives such as defeating a boss or a certain number of enemies, or they can be more complex defensive challenges. Some of the story missions seen so far have been 'head towards Takeda Katsuyori', 'beat Oda Nobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide', 'beat Tokugawa Ieyasu' and 'defeat 200 soldiers'.


A different kind of challenge called a 'Rainbow Chance' can also appear during gameplay, offering a huge bonus coin reward. In the example below it asks the player to pull off a 500-hit combo within the time limit shown in white. If successful, they'd be awarded 5,000 monsen coins.


To trigger a Rainbow Chance, you need to attack the 'Seven Rainbows', who are enemies with large rainbow-coloured fans on their backs.


The objectives can be achieving a certain combo, defeating a number of enemies, performing parries or performing desertion dodges. You'll see this message if you're successful.


Another pop-up seen during play is a 'Six Circle Challenge'. There seem to be six of these in each story chapter, representing the six coins on Yukimura's rokumonsen emblem. I've listed the individual challenges in the Stages section since you have to clear them all to unlock the hardest difficulty level.


There are actually two sets of Six Circle Challenges per chapter: red (heads) and gold (tails). Here's a sample of what the standard red challenge screen looks like:


Customisation

Yukimura-den incorporates a brand new upgrade system to let the player customise their characters. The player can buy and configure a number of 'Styles' for each character, and swap between them freely before starting a stage. This lets you set up a selection of builds suitable for different gameplay challenges.

The various Style 'Types' (Kata) are preset arrangements of Bushin Skills and stat boosts with innate passive effects (there's a list further down the page).
  • The 'Attack' build shown maxes out at Bushin level four, meaning that it takes significantly less time to power up during combat. All of the skills boost damage, and as a passive effect the Attack stat is given the biggest bonuses.
  • The 'Tough' build does the opposite, boosting your defensive power and offering Bushin skills which make you harder to kill.
  • The 'Money' build maxes out at Bushin level three, and since you need Monsen Coins to unlock upgrades it's a good starter build to help increase your power later on.
  • A 'Balance' build raises each stat evenly and gives a moderate boost to both attack and defense.
  • Elemental builds are available which add elemental effects to your attacks and boost their effectiveness as your Bushin level rises during play. It seems that each character only has one elemental option available; for example, Yukimura can only equip the 'Fire' Style.
  • The 'Personal Inscriptions' from Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi seem to be back as unique Style Types. The one shown so far (Keiji's) has the exact same description as his Personal Inscription, so it looks as though Inscriptions are gone and in their place you can unlock and equip a character's Personal Style instead to access their unique gameplay traits.

A character's Styles can be upgraded from level one to level ten by selecting the Style and pressing Square while on the Equip Style screen shown below. Each upgrade costs a number of Monsen Coins; some are cheaper to level up than others.

Upgrading increases the stat point boost provided by the style, and also increases the level of the individual Bushin Skills attached to the Style. This increases the effectiveness of that skill; for example, if you've equipped a skill which increases damage dealt, levelling it up will significantly raise the amount of that damage increase.

The different coloured Style names (green, blue, red) denote how they increase your stats with each level. One levels up evenly (blue), one boosts stats more at low levels (green) and the third type starts off with small gains then increases more dramatically later on (red). The different coloured Skill names indicate whether it's a stat boost (blue), move boost (green) or special bonus (yellow).

For the purpose of this guide it's also a convenient way to tell the Styles apart (you can remember that your favourite has a green kanji on the left, then say, three green skills on the right).

Style TypeSkill (English)Effect at Style Level 3Effect at Style Level 10
均 BalanceBushin Acquisition Up1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase
均 BalanceExtended Bushin DenshinBushin Denshin duration +5 secondsBushin Denshin duration +8 seconds
均 BalanceSubdue GeneralsAttack +600 and defense +600Attack +1200 and defense +1200



Here's a closer view of the layout of the main interface on the Equip Style screen.


Since the Bushin Skill Level is indicated by the number of stars next to its name, we can assume that the maximum level is three.


You have to first purchase the Styles with Monsen Coins in order to use them. Higher level Styles cost more coins, and levelling them up to their maximum (level 30) also costs coins. Here's a complete list. Where the Style is unlocked through Six Circle Challenges, you only need to complete the basic (red) challenges, not the extra (gold) ones:

Style TypeUnlock MethodDescription
均 Balance (Blue)Unlocked at the startStats are balanced evenly. Skills are optimised for acquiring Bushin.
均 Balance (Green)Story modeStats are balanced evenly. Skills are optimised for acquiring Bushin.
均 Balance (Red)Six Circle ChallengesStats are balanced evenly. Skills are optimised for acquiring Bushin.
撃 Attack (Blue)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for attack.
撃 Attack (Green)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for attack.
撃 Attack (Red)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for attack.
堅 Tough (Blue)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for defense.
堅 Tough (Green)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for defense.
堅 Tough (Red)Story modeStats and skills are both optimised for defense.
技 Technique (Blue)Story modeStats are optimised for fighting spirit. Skills are optimised for technical abilities.
技 Technique (Green)Story modeStats are optimised for fighting spirit. Skills are optimised for technical abilities.
技 Technique (Red)Six Circle ChallengesStats are optimised for fighting spirit. Skills are optimised for technical abilities.
銭 Money (Blue)Story modeStats are balanced evenly. Skills are optimised for collecting Monsen Coins.
風 WindStory modeAdds a Wind elemental effect to your attacks, causing bonus damage and granting hit count +3.
炎 FireStory modeAdds a Fire elemental effect to your attacks, causing damage over time which can be spread to other enemies.
氷 IceStory modeAdds an Ice elemental effect to your attacks, making enemies immobile.
雷 LightningStory modeAdds a Lightning elemental effect to your attacks, stunning and damaging nearby enemies.
光 LightStory modeAdds a Light elemental effect to your attacks, making it easier to stun enemies.
闇 DarknessStory modeAdds a Dark elemental effect to your attacks, causing attacks to restore your HP.
震 QuakeStory modeAdds a Quake elemental effect to your attacks, making enemies tremble and become immobile.
感 KanStory modeAdds a Kan elemental effect to your attacks, causing enemies to become sluggish (+hit count) and attack indiscriminately (+Basara gauge).
天羽 Heavenly WingsSix Circle ChallengesSanada Yukimura's Personal Style: Follow-up attacks become possible even if the enemy isn't hit, and they're fully powered-up from the start. Yukimura's Basara technique can be extended by repeatedly pressing Circle/Square, and the continuation to his Fuurinkazan special can be executed even after a miss.
元気 EnergeticSix Circle ChallengesBenmaru's Personal Style: Follow-up attacks become possible even if the enemy isn't hit. The third stage of his jump attacks can be used to repeatedly juggle enemies by holding Square.
暴走 RampageSix Circle ChallengesDate Masamune's Personal Style: The duration of Rampage mode is increased by 15 seconds, and being staggered by damage no longer breaks the effect. Holding Square or Triangle activates follow-up moves. The range of Magnum Dunk is increased, and holding down the button for Kill Shake/Ground Dragon increases the number of attacks.
血気 ImpetuousSix Circle ChallengesBontenmaru's Personal Style: The duration of Rampage mode is increased by 15 seconds, and being staggered by damage no longer breaks the effect.
剛勇 BraverySix Circle ChallengesSanada Nobuyuki's Personal Style: When enemies have been grabbed, each move is guaranteed to be a critical hit and a Quake elemental effect is added. In addition, holding down the buttons will allow moves to combo up to 20 times (soldiers) or 10 times (bosses). The maximum number of fragments for Renjishi is doubled to 36.
奇術 MagicSix Circle ChallengesSanada Masayuki's Personal Style: The duration of Kakushi Kihei is extended, and the number of spears thrown for Itatsuki is increased to a maximum of 7. In addition, the number of cloth soldiers for Kijutsu: Sanada Fuheitai in increased to 4, and they last longer.
太平 TranquilitySix Circle ChallengesAshikaga Yoshiteru's Personal Style: The roulette which appears during Kaiten No To and with a long press on the eighth hit of his normal combo will now have an equal distribution of colours, and the rotation speed will be decreased. In addition, the duration of beneficial effects will be extended while negative ones won't last as long.
理装 Justice-CladSix Circle ChallengesAzai Nagamasa's Personal Style: The charge time of Riryoku: Soukou is shortened and the duration of Full Throttle Justice Mode is increased to 40 seconds. In addition, the timing window for powering up instantly by timing the buttonpress with the light is increased.
兄鬼 Demon Big BrotherSix Circle ChallengesChousokabe Motochika's Personal Style: The net created with Shibaku gains thorns which deal damage to the enemy trapped inside and those nearby. Honda Tadakatsu and three other previously uncatchable warriors can now be caught in the net. In addition, attacking enemies caught inside the net releases 5 Monsen Coins per enemy.
六爪 Six ClawsSix Circle ChallengesDate Masamune (Sumeragi version)'s Personal Style: Starts the battle in six claw style, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it by using WAR DANCE.
疾風 GaleSix Circle ChallengesFuuma Kotarou's Personal Style: Aerial attacks grant +3 hit count and all become critical hits. In addition, taunting releases three tornadoes.
怨刃 Grudge BladeSix Circle ChallengesGotou Matabee's Personal Style: All of Matabee's attacks become critical hits while his weapon is in the air after being thrown, however, he takes 1.5x more damage.
最強 StrongestSix Circle ChallengesHonda Tadakatsu's Personal Style: Time limits are removed from his R2 specials. In addition, his HP is no longer depleted in Denji Keitai (Electromagnetic Mode).
女尊 Respect WomenSix Circle ChallengesIi Naotora's Personal Style: 2x damage and 1.5x Bushin when fighting men, but half damage and 3x Bushin when fighting women. No effect when fighting Uesugi Kenshin, tigers or machines.
凶王 Dark KingSix Circle ChallengesIshida Mitsunari's Personal Style: Skills and his R2 special Zanmetsu (Execution) can be activated more quickly. In addition, Kyoukou (Reverence) can be used with no time limit and is at the highest level from the start.
毘剣 Sword of BishamontenSix Circle ChallengesKasuga's Personal Style: Starts the battle in Mitsugi: Nijikage mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it by using Mitsugi: Nijikage. The charge time of Mitsugi: Murehotaru is halved.
仁義 Humanity and JusticeSix Circle ChallengesKatakura Kojuurou's Personal Style: Starts the battle in Gokusatsu mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it by using Mugetsu Gokusatsu.
美食 GourmetSix Circle ChallengesKobayakawa Hideaki's Personal Style: HP can be recovered with Mogu Mogu Kingo. In addition, eating while already at full HP will guarantee high quality food.
転転 Rolling AroundSix Circle ChallengesKuroda Kanbee's Personal Style: Skills involving turning have an increased number of rotations. The final step of Honyaku Mawari won't cause dizziness. Bombs can be placed during evades. Wazawai Tenjite won't be cancelled even by crashing into a wall.
魅惑 AllureSix Circle ChallengesKyougoku Maria's Personal Style: Oshibeshimobe Kuruma♪ won't be cancelled through a time limit. In addition, the enemies Maria has changed into spinning tops will be strengthened to 'yellow' level from the start.
傾奇 KabukiSix Circle ChallengesMaeda Keiji's Personal Style: Koi No Kakehiki can be chained, and the last move used becomes the first step of the next Koi No Kakehiki. The input time for Hitomebore is extended and it will still activate if the attack misses. In addition, taunting attracts nearby enemies who break into dance.
満腹 Full StomachSix Circle ChallengesMaeda Toshiie's Personal Style: Toshiie starts the battle in a strengthened state as though he has used Meshi No Kangeki, and it won't be cancelled.
家守 Guardian of the HomeSix Circle ChallengesMatsu's Personal Style: Animal attacks deal double damage.
焔宝 Blazing TreasureSix Circle ChallengesMatsunaga Hisahide's Personal Style: Starts the battle in Homurai mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it by using Homurai.
休狐 Resting FoxSix Circle ChallengesMogami Yoshiaki's Personal Style: Taunting becomes 'playing dead', during which time his HP and Basara Gauge are refilled. However, if HP and Basara are full a normal taunt will be performed instead.
謀神 Scheming GodSix Circle ChallengesMouri Motonari's Personal Style: Cannot be staggered when attacked while setting up traps. In addition, the technique duration is doubled.
大魔 Great DemonSix Circle ChallengesOda Nobunaga's Personal Style: Hametsu No Shoudo increases Nobunaga's movement speed. The time limit and health drain effects are removed. In addition, attacks in this mode are powered up; Square attacks are faster, Triangle attacks can use 6 bullets and R1 attacks are at level five.
魔手 Demon HandsSix Circle ChallengesOichi's Personal Style: Hibikemu No Uta won't be cancelled as long as the miasma doesn't dissipate through using Hibikemu No Uta again.
最星 Prime StarSix Circle ChallengesOotani Yoshitsugu's Personal Style: The duration of Hoshimi Hajime is doubled and the speed that it spreads is increased. The firing speed of Ugatsu Na Hachiyou is improved. In addition, using Chikaruna Suibou no longer depletes HP.
信徒 BelieverSix Circle ChallengesOotomo Sourin's Personal Style: Sourin is able to use all of the abilities of his 'followers' irrespective of their type, however, he takes 3x more damage. The time limit is removed from Sou, Anata No Omokage.
渡烏 RavenSix Circle ChallengesSaika Magoichi's Personal Style: Magnum shots become rockets, the range of the shotgun is doubled and the machine gun grants +2 hit count. In addition, the number of grenades in Kadan: Hirenjaku (Fire Bullet: Waxwing) is increased to 8.
熱血 Hot-BloodedSix Circle ChallengesSanada Yukimura (Sumeragi version)'s Personal Style: Starts the battle in Nekketsu Daifunka (Fired Up) mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it using Nekketsu Daifunka (Fired Up).
影忍 Phantom NinjaSix Circle ChallengesSarutobi Sasuke's Personal Style: Sasuke summons shadow clones when dashing, jumping or evading.
器力 Vessel StrengthSix Circle ChallengesSen No Rikyuu's Personal Style: The number of enemies which can be drawn in becomes 20, and the range becomes wider. In addition, the duration is extended and locked-on enemies grant +2 hit count.
四層
Four Layers
Six Circle ChallengesShibata Katsuie's Personal Style: Charging up Sessou ('shear plane') once will now go straight to the highest level, which won't be cancelled by taking damage. However, Sessou will still disappear as normal once the time limit is reached.
倍賭 Double WagerSix Circle ChallengesShima Sakon's Personal Style: The duration of all of Sakon's R2 specials is extended. In addition, using Koi Koi once will take it to the third level.
示現 JigenSix Circle ChallengesShimazu Yoshihiro's Personal Style: Yoshihiro's R2 abilities can be triggered more quickly without charge times, and his movement speed is increased while he's using the Jigenryuu: Tenrai special.
雷切 RaikiriSix Circle ChallengesTachibana Muneshige's Personal Style: Starts the battle in electrified mode which won't be cancelled, and guarding becomes possible. In addition, by using certain skills or taunting, lightning will appear around Muneshige.
戦神 God of BattleSix Circle ChallengesTakeda Shingen's Personal Style: The charge time of all skills and specials is halved. In addition, the duration of Fuurinkazan mode is doubled and it's no longer ended by special moves.
賢人 Wise OneSix Circle ChallengesTakenaka Hanbee's Personal Style: Starts the battle in Ikari Wo Komete mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it by using Ikari Wo Komete.
慈眼 Merciful EyeSix Circle ChallengesTenkai's Personal Style: Starts the battle in Daishouteki Zecchou mode, which won't be cancelled through a time limit or by taking damage. It's possible to cancel and reactivate it using Daishouteki Zecchou. This mode will not deplete Tenkai's HP and a shockwave effect is added to normal attacks. Tenkai will not be staggered if he's attacked while using Koukotsuteki Kyuushuu, and the HP absorption is doubled. In addition, his Basara gauge will fill, and once his intoxication level has reached its maximum its duration will be doubled.
東照 Light of the EastSix Circle ChallengesTokugawa Ieyasu's Personal Style: Starts the battle in hood mode, which won't be cancelled. The time taken to charge skills and specials is shortened.
覇王 Conqueror KingSix Circle ChallengesToyotomi Hideyoshi's Personal Style: Hideyoshi's grab attacks can be chained together nine times in a row. Using the same technique consecutively or Chimi Naraku can trigger a finisher.
巫子 OracleSix Circle ChallengesTsuruhime's Personal Style: Muryou No Ya won't be cancelled unless Tsuruhime takes damage.
軍神 God of WarSix Circle ChallengesUesugi Kenshin's Personal Style: The duration of the God Region status is extended. In addition, Kenshin's movement speed is increased during God Region and attacks gain ice elemental properties.
鹿神 Deer GodSix Circle ChallengesYamanaka Shikanosuke's Personal Style: Oyassan starts the battle in powered-up mode which won't be cancelled, and Shikanosuke's attack power is increased without his armour while damage taken is halved. In addition, it's possible to play as Oyassan for up to 80 seconds when using Aitsu Ga Boku De...Boku Ha.




The next table lists all of the Styles and Bushin skills.

Style TypeLevelSkill (Japanese)Skill (English)EffectEffect at Bushin Level 1Effect at Bushin Level 2Effect at Bushin Level 3
均 Balance (Blue)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)武心伝心延長Extended Bushin DenshinIncreases Bushin Denshin mode durationBushin Denshin duration +5 secondsBushin Denshin duration +8 secondsBushin Denshin duration +12 seconds
6 (六)大将討伐Subdue GeneralsIncreases attack and defense against enemy commandersAttack +600 and defense +600Attack +1200 and defense +1200Attack +1800 and defense +1800
均 Balance (Green)
1 (壱)武心のオマケBushin BonusPicking up rice balls, holy water or Ebisu barrels also grants BushinItems grant a small amount of BushinItems grant a medium amount of BushinItems grant a large amount of Bushin
3 (参)武心伝心延長Extended Bushin DenshinIncreases Bushin Denshin mode durationBushin Denshin duration +5 secondsBushin Denshin duration +8 secondsBushin Denshin duration +12 seconds
4 (四)武心伝心強化Enhanced Bushin DenshinIncreases attack power when in Bushin Denshin modeAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
均 Balance (Red)
3 (参)覚悟の心Spirit Of ResolveDefeating enemies grants additional Bushin when near death1.5x Bushin increase2x Bushin increase3x Bushin increase
5 (伍)逆境の底力Strength In AdversityIncreases attack and defense when near deathAttack +1000 and defense +1000Attack +2000 and defense +2000Attack +3000 and defense +3000
6 (六)不死鳥PhoenixYou will revive once after being incapacitatedRevive at 20% HPRevive at 50% HPRevive at 100% HP
撃 Attack (Blue)
2 (弐)バサラ技攻撃力強化Enhanced Basara Skill PowerIncreases attack power of Basara techniques200% increase to Basara attacks300% increase to Basara attacks400% increase to Basara attacks
3 (参)会心率アップCritical Hit Rate UpIncreases chance of dealing critical hits20% increase to critical chance40% increase to critical chance60% increase to critical chance
4 (四)大将討伐Subdue GeneralsIncreases attack and defense again enemy commandersAttack +600 and defense +600Attack +1200 and defense +1200Attack +1800 and defense +1800
撃 Attack (Green)
1 (壱)無傷の力Flawless PowerIncreases attack power when at full HPAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
4 (四)ガードくずしGuard CrusherIncreases effectiveness and ease of breaking the enemy's guardSmall increaseMedium increaseLarge increase
6 (六)見切り回復Desertion HealHeals your HP when you perform a 'desertion' dodge16% HP restored32% HP restored48% HP restored
撃 Attack (Red)
3 (参)討伐変換Suppression ConversionIncreases attack power after defeating enemiesAttack +2 per enemy defeatedAttack +4 per enemy defeatedAttack +8 per enemy defeated
5 (伍)会心率アップCritical Hit Rate UpIncreases chance of dealing critical hits20% increase to critical chance40% increase to critical chance60% increase to critical chance
6 (六)会心力アップCritical Hit UpIncreases damage dealt by critical hits80% increase to critical damage160% increase to critical damage240% increase to critical damage
堅 Tough (Blue)
1 (壱)アイテム効果アップItem Effectiveness UpThe effect of healing items is enhanced20% increase to item effectiveness40% increase to item effectiveness60% increase to item effectiveness
3 (参)不死鳥PhoenixYou will revive once after being incapacitatedRevive at 20% HPRevive at 50% HPRevive at 100% HP
4 (四)ダメージ軽減Damage ReductionYou will take less damage, and automatically defend15% damage reduction30% damage reduction50% damage reduction
堅 Tough (Green)
2 (弐)おにぎり支給Rice Ball SupplyA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated1% chance of a rice ball appearing2% chance of a rice ball appearing5% chance of a rice ball appearing
4 (四)ガード耐久力アップGuard Effectiveness UpIncreases guard effectiveness and makes it harder to break your guardSmall increaseMedium increaseLarge increase
5 (伍)ダメージ軽減Damage ReductionYou will take less damage, and automatically defend15% damage reduction30% damage reduction50% damage reduction
堅 Tough (Red)
3 (参)剣劇上手Skilled Sword PlayThe Sword Clash bar fills more quickly, and increases clash attack power and Bushin1.1x Sword Clash attack power, 2x Bushin increase1.2x Sword Clash attack power, 3x Bushin increase1.3x Sword Clash attack power, 4x Bushin increase
4 (四)体力吸収Health DrainRestores HP when you defeat an enemy10 HP restored per enemy defeated20 HP restored per enemy defeated30 HP restored per enemy defeated
6 (六)不動のカラダImmovable BodyIncreases endurance, making attacks less likely to stagger youSmall increaseMedium increaseLarge increase
技 Technique (Blue)
1 (壱)移動速度アップMovement Speed UpIncreases the movement speed of the character you're controlling1.4x speed increase1.5x speed increase1.6x speed increase
3 (参)HIT増加HIT BoostMakes it more difficult to lose your combo, and grants a hit bonusHit count +2Hit count +4Hit count +6
6 (六)はじき上手Parry ProficiencyIncreases the parry intervalParry interval +0.15 secondsParry interval +0.25 secondsParry interval +0.35 seconds
技 Technique (Green)
3 (参)見切り上手Desertion ProficiencyIncreases the 'desertion' dodge intervalDodge interval +0.25 secondsDodge interval +0.35 seconds???
4 (四)見切り回復Desertion HealHeals your HP when you perform a 'desertion' dodge16% HP restored32% HP restored48% HP restored
6 (六)見切り無敵Desertion InvincibilityGrants temporary invulnerability after performing a 'desertion' dodgeInvulnerability duration 3 secondsInvulnerability duration 4 secondsInvulnerability duration 5 seconds
技 Technique (Red)
2 (弐)痛みの報酬Pain's RewardBushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacksReceive Bushin equivalent to 20% of damageReceive Bushin equivalent to 40% of damageReceive Bushin equivalent to 60% of damage
4 (四)はじき上手Parry ProficiencyIncreases the parry intervalParry interval +0.15 secondsParry interval +0.25 secondsParry interval +0.35 seconds
5 (伍)見切り上手Desertion ProficiencyIncreases the 'desertion' dodge intervalDodge interval +0.25 secondsDodge interval +0.35 secondsDodge interval +0.5 seconds
銭 Money (Blue)
1 (壱)文銭発見Coin DetectionCoins are released when you destroy objects on the stageLow chanceHigh chanceGuaranteed effect
2 (弐)天の恵みHeavenly BlessingMonsen Coins and dangerous items appear when you reach FeverLow rate of 100 Monsen Coin dropsMedium rate of 100 Monsen Coin dropsHigh rate of 100 Monsen Coin drops
3 (参)文銭交換Coin ExchangeConverts a portion of the Bushin you acquire into Coins20% of Bushin converted to Coins40% of Bushin converted to Coins80% of Bushin converted to Coins
風 Wind
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
炎 Fire
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
氷 Ice
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
雷 Lightning
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
光 Light
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
闇 Darkness
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
震 Quake
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
感 Kan
1 (壱)属性発動Elemental ActivationIncreased chance of your attacks triggering an elemental effectElemental attack chance +10%Elemental attack chance +30%Elemental attack chance +50%
5 (伍)属性攻撃力アップElemental Attack Power UpElemental attack power upAttack +1000Attack +2000Attack +3000
6 (六)属性攻撃アップElemental Attack UpIncreases attack power when an elemental effect is triggeredAttack +4 each time it's triggeredAttack +8 each time it's triggeredAttack +12 each time it's triggered
天羽 Heavenly Wings (Sanada Yukimura)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
元気 Energetic (Benmaru)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
暴走 Rampage (Date Masamune)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
血気 Impetuous (Bontenmaru)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
剛勇 Bravery (Sanada Nobuyuki)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
奇術 Magic (Sanada Masayuki)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
太平 Tranquility (Ashikaga Yoshiteru)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
理装 Justice-Clad (Azai Nagamasa)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
兄鬼 Demon Big Brother
(Chousokabe Motochika)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
六爪 Six Claws (Date Masamune - Sumeragi version)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
疾風 Gale (Fuuma Kotarou)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
怨刃 Grudge Blade (Gotou Matabee)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
最強 Strongest (Honda Tadakatsu)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
女尊 Respect Women (Ii Naotora)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
凶王 Dark King (Ishida Mitsunari)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
毘剣 Sword of Bishamonten (Kasuga)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
仁義 Humanity and Justice (Katakura Kojuurou)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
美食 Gourmet
(Kobayakawa Hideaki)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
転転 Rolling Around (Kuroda Kanbee)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
魅惑 Allure (Kyougoku Maria)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
傾奇 Kabuki (Maeda Keiji)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
満腹 Full Stomach (Maeda Toshiie)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
家守 Guardian of the Home (Matsu)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
焔宝 Blazing Treasure (Matsunaga Hisahide)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
休狐 Resting Fox (Mogami Yoshiaki)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
謀神 Scheming God (Mouri Motonari)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
大魔 Great Demon (Oda Nobunaga)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
魔手 Demon Hands
(Oichi)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
最星 Prime Star (Ootani Yoshitsugu)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
信徒 Believer (Ootomo Sourin)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
渡烏 Raven (Saika Magoichi)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
熱血 Hot-Blooded (Sanada Yukimura - Sumeragi version)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
影忍 Phantom Ninja (Sarutobi Sasuke)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
器力 Vessel Strength (Sen No Rikyuu)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
四層
Four Layers (Shibata Katsuie)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
倍賭 Double Wager (Shima Sakon)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
示現 Jigen (Shimazu Yoshihiro)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
雷切 Raikiri (Tachibana Muneshige)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
戦神 God of Battle (Takeda Shingen)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
賢人 Wise One (Takenaka Hanbee)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
慈眼 Merciful Eye (Tenkai)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
東照 Light of the East (Tokugawa Ieyasu)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)逆襲の匠Counterattack SkillIncreases attack and defense when near death, and attack power when at full HP. You will revive once after being incapacitated.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
覇王 Conqueror King (Toyotomi Hideyoshi)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)連撃の匠Chain Attack SkillIncreases movement speed, critical hit rate and hit count.?????????
6 (六)討伐の匠Suppression SkillIncreases attack power of Basara techniques, makes it easier to break enemies' guard and increases attack power after defeating enemies.?????????
巫子 Oracle (Tsuruhime)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)堅牢の匠Durability SkillIncreases guard effectiveness and endurance, and lowers damage received.?????????
軍神 God of War (Uesugi Kenshin)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????
鹿神 Deer God
(Yamanaka Shikanosuke)
2 (弐)武心獲得量アップBushin Acquisition UpIncreases the amount of Bushin gained by defeating enemies1.2x Bushin increase1.5x Bushin increase1.8x Bushin increase
4 (四)癒しの匠Healing SkillA rice ball will sometimes appear when an enemy is defeated, and healing items are more effective. Bushin is granted when you take damage from enemy attacks.?????????
6 (六)見切りの匠Desertion SkillIncreases the 'desertion' dodge interval, and dodging grants temporary invulnerability and heals your HP.?????????


Monsen Coins

Monsen Coins are gathered by defeating enemies with blue health bars and completing in-game objectives. They're a currency you can use to purchase upgrades within the game, such as new Styles, weapons and costumes (after unlocking them first by playing through story mode). You also need to spend Monsen Coins to level up your Styles after purchase.

Stages

The main story will unfold across ten chapters, covering Yukimura's childhood, his time as a young man and then finally, the Osaka Summer Siege. Set in between the chapters there are 'secret backstory' chapters which provide additional exposition once you clear certain content. I'll list each stage's main storyline Tegata Missions under the 'Objectives' section but there's nothing complicated to figure out. Each main story chapter also has special objectives known as Six Circle Challenges which can be cleared during play, and if you find enemies holding rainbow fans you can trigger a Rainbow Chance challenge. Please note that there's a bonus to the Monsen Coin rewards for Six Circle Challenges the first time you complete them.

Introduction
Characters: Sanada Yukimura
Description: A very brief introduction to the background story. You can control Yukimura during the narration.
Objectives:
  • Defeat the enemy soldiers with Sanada Yukimura!

Secret Backstory: Benmaru's Daily Life
Characters: Benmaru
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 1
Description: Benmaru trains with his father in Sanada territory, not long before his fateful meeting with Bontenmaru.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Sanada Masayuki!

Secret Backstory: Bontenmaru's Daily Life
Characters: Bontenmaru
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 1
Description: The next lord of Oushuu works on his swordsmanship under Kojuurou, training from dawn until dusk.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Katakura Kojuurou!

Chapter 1 - Budding Azure-Crimson Souls
Characters: Benmaru, Bontenmaru
Description: Benmaru and Bontenmaru meet for the first time after Masayuki takes Benmaru to Oushuu for some special training, and the two young warriors end up competing against one another to prove their strength. The two boys must work together and compete to overcome various challenges.
Objectives:
  • Benmaru/Bontenmaru: Defeat 200 enemy soldiers! (It automatically switches to Bontenmaru after 100 KOs.)
  • Benmaru/Bontenmaru: Head towards the lone 'dragon' cedar tree!
  • Benmaru: Defeat Bontenmaru!
Six Circle Challenges (Red):
  1. Activate Bushin Denshin mode (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat five bandit leaders (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Reach FEVER status (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Succeed in parrying Bontenmaru (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat 10 enemies with a single Basara move (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 1 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Parry 10 times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  3. Reach SUPER FEVER status (2400 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform 5 'desertion' dodges against Bontenmaru (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Bontenmaru with a Basara move while in Bushin Denshin mode (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Defeat Bontenmaru without taking any damage (6000 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Perform a 300-hit combo (5000 Monsen Coins) right after clearing the first mission
  2. Perform a 'desertion' dodge on the enemy (5000 Monsen Coins) right after Bontenmaru jumps down the last cliff

Secret Backstory: The Truth Behind The Takeda Annihilation
Characters: Akechi Mitsuhide
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 2
Description: Why wasn't the captive Takeda Katsuyori beheaded immediately at Tenmokuzan...?
Objectives:
  • Escort Oda Nobunaga to his destination!

Secret Backstory: The Young Oda Generals
Characters: Shibata Katsuie
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 2
Description: As the young fighters prepare to intercept Sanada Masayuki at Tenmokuzan, the two of them are brimming with energy.
Objectives:
  • Defeat as many of the Takeda Army survivors as you can!

Chapter 2 - Takeda Annihilation: Battle of Tenmokuzan
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Nobuyuki
Description: At this time the Sanada clan are retainers to the Takeda clan. After the renowned warrior and 'tiger' Takeda Shingen has passed away, leadership of the Takeda clan has passed down to his son Takeda Katsuyori. However, Katsuyori is taken prisoner by Oda Nobunaga. Masayuki, Nobuyuki and Yukimura split up into three groups and rush towards Tenmokuzan to try to rescue their lord. They'll have to face Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shibata Katsuie, Maeda Toshiie, Akechi Mitsuhide and Oda Nobunaga along the way.
Objectives:
  • Main: Head towards Takeda Katsuyori!
  • Yukimura: Defeat 300 enemy soldiers!
  • Masayuki: Head towards Takeda Katsuyori!
  • Nobuyuki: Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu!
  • Masayuki: Defeat Oda Nobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide!
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Defeat 500 enemies (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Activate Bushin Denshin mode three times (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Avoid being caught in the traps (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Maeda Toshiie and Shibata Katsuie (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Reach SUPER FEVER statu (600 Monsen Coins)s
  6. Clear Chapter 2 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Perform a 5000-hit combo (3600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Parry 20 times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform 5 'desertion' dodges against Ieyasu (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Oda Nobunaga with a parry (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Defeat Akechi Mitsuhide without taking any damage (3600 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Perform a 500-hit combo (5000 Monsen Coins) on a raised area near the start
  2. Perform 2 'desertion' dodges on the enemy (5000 Monsen Coins) down the left path when you switch to Masayuki
  3. Defeat 200 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) in a small area to the NW after beating Ieyasu

Secret Backstory: The Houjou Odawara Occasion
Characters: Fuuma Kotarou
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 3
Description: The Houjou forces intercepted the Sanada army during the flight from Tenmokuzan. However, Houjou Ujimasa wasn't the only one being toyed with in this turbulent era.
Objectives:
  • Defend against the enemy troops until Houjou Ujimasa stops complaining!

Chapter 3 - Birth of the Rokumonsen (Six Coins)
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Nobuyuki
Description: The 'Demon King' Oda Nobunaga wasn't the only one who coveted the land of Ueda. Houjou Ujiyasu suppressed the Sanada clan in an attempt to impress Nobunaga and secure the continuation of his own clan. After Tenmokuzan, the Sanada clan are in the process of returning to Ueda Castle when they're surrounded by the Houjou forces. The Sanada family will have to pull off Masayuki's plan to escape this predicament.
Objectives:
  • Steal the six genuine Houjou clan 'Eiraku Tsuuhou' coin flags while bathed in mist, and be wary of fake flags. Fuuma Kotarou and Houjou Ujimasa are each holding flags.
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Reach FEVER status
  2. Defeat five fake Eiraku Tsuuhou flag bearers (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Collect 1000 Monsen Coins (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Fuuma Kotarou with a Basara technique (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat an Eiraku Tsuuhou flag bearer in Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) mode (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 3 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Perform a 1500-hit combo (1200 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat Fuuma Kotarou within a minute of his appearance (6000 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform 7 'desertion' dodges against Fuuma Kotarou (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Houjou Ujimasa with a parry (2400 Monsen Coins)
  6. Defeat Houjou Ujimasa without taking any damage (3600 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Parry 2 times (5000 Monsen Coins) right behind the start
  2. Defeat 50 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) on a platform in the ninja area
  3. Survive without being hit by the enemies (5000 Monsen Coins) behind the blue flag on a platform after the ninja area

Secret Backstory: The Incident At Honnouji
Characters: Akechi Mitsuhide
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 4
Description: The death of 'Demon King' Oda Nobunaga they'd once served came as a surprise to the Sanada clan. Nobody but the two men involved knew the truth of the matter.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Oda Nobunaga!

Secret Backstory: Toyotomi Yamazaki Punitive Battle
Characters: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 4
Description: After defeating the Demon King, Akechi Mitsuhide went on the run. His life came to an end in the land of Yamazaki, at the hands of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Akechi Mitsuhide, and as many of the surviving soldiers as you can!

Chapter 4 - The First Ueda Conflict: Tokugawa Invasion
Characters: Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Nobuyuki, Sanada Yukimura (minigame)
Description: Tokugawa Ieyasu invades Ueda Castle! Judging that the Sanada clan's power is flagging in all of the turmoil, Tokugawa Ieyasu takes his retainer Honda Tadakatsu and clamours for Masayuki and Nobuyuki to surrender Ueda Castle. Can Masayuki and Nobuyuki protect Ueda Castle from Ieyasu's forces? Meanwhile, Yukimura senses that the castle is in danger and bears witness to a 'certain scene' as he rushes to assist. Will Yukimura arrive in time to back Masayuki and Nobuyuki up?
Objectives: Masayuki and Nobuyuki must defend the castle's main gate by protecting the bridge system. There are four large contraptions which look like rollers, and enemy occupation chiefs will rush them. The vertical bar in the centre of the mini map represents the bridge system's current durability; if it runs out the bridges will fall and grant the invaders access to Ueda Castle.
  • Yukimura has to rush towards Ueda Castle to assist his family, avoiding enemies and picking up 'acceleration carrots' in a horse dash minigame.
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Reach FEVER status (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat 300 enemies (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Receive an 'Excellent' or higher rating in the horse dash (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Collect three acceleration carrots during the horse dash (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Activate Bushin Denshin mode three times (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 4 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Perform a 2000-hit combo (3600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Receive an 'Ultimate' rating in the horse dash, without being slowed (3600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Destroy all of the treasure boxes in the horse dash (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Parry 20 times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 4 with the bridge's durability higher than 60% (3600 Monsen Coins)

Secret Backstory: The Toyotomi Tea Master
Characters: Sen No Rikyuu
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 5
Description: Sen No Rikyuu was waiting for Date Masamune during the Odawara Campaign. He'd previously served the Oda clan before joining the Toyotomi. What was the tea master reflecting upon?
Objectives:
  • Defeat as many of the Houjou Army survivors as you can!
  • (It seems to require 350 KOs)

Secret Backstory: Kanbee-san And Matabee
Characters: Gotou Matabee
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 5
Description: Matabee harbours a deep grudge against anyone who wounds his pride. After being humiliated by his loss to Date Masamune in the Odawara Campaign, the shock causes him to lose himself. Then when his lord, Kuroda Kanbee, attempts to console him, Matabee simply leaves. Matabee's defeat affects his master too, and the fact that he also abandoned Kanbee becomes impossible to forget...
Objectives:
  • Keep on tearing through the meddlesome Kuroda army!

Chapter 5 - Odawara Campaign: A White Reunion
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Date Masamune
Description: Masamune is prepared to die, and he's trying to get to the heart of the castle in order to face Hideyoshi. At the same time, Yukimura is desperately trying to stop him. Hideyoshi, Mitsunari, Matabee, Sen No Rikyuu, Hanbee and Kojuurou will also appear.
Objectives: Guide Masamune and Yukimura to the honmaru as they advance against Odawara Castle.
  • Masamune: Head towards Toyotomi Hideyoshi!
  • Masamune: Open the gate by defeating Gotou Matabee!
  • Masamune: Defeat Sen No Rikyuu!
  • Yukimura: Pursue Date Masamune!
  • Yukimura: Defeat 15 Date cavalry officers to open the gate!
  • Yukimura: Defeat the 2 gatekeepers!
  • Yukimura: Defeat Katakura Kojuurou!
  • Masamune: Defeat Ishida Mitsunari and Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Six Circle Challenges (Red):
  1. Reach SUPER FEVER status (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat 25 mounted soldiers (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat Hideyoshi before you defeat Mitsunari (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Matabee with a Basara technique (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat 20 enemies while in Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) mode (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 5 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Reach SUPER FEVER status three times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat 20 enemies while in Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) mode (3600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Parry bosses seven times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Hideyoshi with a parry (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Defeat Mitsunari without taking damage (3600 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Perform a 500-hit combo (5000 Monsen Coins) in the optional room in the first area
  2. Perform 3 'desertion' dodges (5000 Monsen Coins) in the southmost room after switching to Yukimura
  3. Defeat 200 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) in the southeast room before the two gatekeepers

Secret Backstory: To The Heavens, Cuckoo...
Characters: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 6
Description: While close to unifying the country, Oda Nobunaga departed this world in the Incident at Honnouji, brought about by Akechi Mitsuhide. After Nobunaga's death, Toyotomi Hideyoshi acomplished his goal of unifying the land in the name of strength. However, there was someone flying a flag of revolution, who wanted to create an era of bonds. That man's name was Tokugawa Ieyasu! The two men's fists are now certain to clash.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Toyotomi Hideyoshi!

Secret Backstory: The Night Before Sekigahara
Characters: Ishida Mitsunari
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 6
Description: The Eastern Army helmed by Tokugawa Ieyasu would heroically clash with Ishida Mitsunari's Western Army in the Battle of Sekigahara. The night before that fight, somewhere between dreams and reality, Ieyasu and Mitsunari talk things over with fists and blade. The two used to be companions but now they walk opposing paths.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu!

Chapter 6 - The Second Ueda Conflict: The Path To Sekigahara
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Sanada Masayuki, Sarutobi Sasuke (minigame)
Description: After the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the confrontation between Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu divides the whole country in two for the Battle of Sekigahara. While Yukimura and his father Masayuki support the Western Army led by Mitsunari, Nobuyuki stands in their way as a warrior of Ieyasu's Eastern Army. As both sides press on, they ask themselves about the true 'Path of the Sanada'. Meanwhile, Sasuke has been stationed within the well to intercept the Tokugawa Army with shuriken and exploding kunai in a 'Sengoku shooting game', and right in the middle of battle with Ieyasu's troops, Kuroda Kanbee loses his way on the battlefield...
Objectives: Control both Yukimura and Masayuki, and defend the Sanada water well! Yukimura is defending against the advancing troops from within the castle, while Masayuki is guarding the well with his life. The player needs to keep switching between the two of them to progress.
  • Sasuke: Complete the shuriken defense minigame.
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Activate Bushin Denshin mode three times (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Reach FEVER status (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Receive an 'Excellent' or higher rating in the shuriken defense minigame (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat an enemy by rolling Kanbee during the shuriken defense minigame (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Kuroda Kanbee (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 6 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Reach FEVER status 5 times (3600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Score more than 900 points during the shuriken defense minigame (3600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Parry 5 times against Kuroda Kanbee (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Kuroda Kanbee within a minute of his appearance above ground (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 6 without allowing more than 5 enemies to enter the Sanada water well (3600 Monsen Coins)

Chapter 7 - Kudoyama Imprisonment
Characters: Sanada Yukimura
Description: In Kudoyama, Yukimura and Masayuki clash in a life and death battle. But why would Yukimura be confronting his revered father? Furthermore, there's even a scene where the Sanada Clan's dead former lord Takeda Shingen exchanges blows with Yukimura. What's the true nature of this 'Shingen'? The circumstances behind their punching match are cause for concern.
Objectives:
  • Defeat Sanada Masayuki!
  • Defeat Takeda Shingen!
  • Defeat 200 enemy soldiers!
  • Defeat Takeda Shingen!
  • Defeat Sanada Masayuki!
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Reach FEVER status (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Parry 2 times (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Perform 3 'desertion' dodges (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Sanada Masayuki's Sanada Cloth Soldiers (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat two tigers (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 7 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Parry the tigers 5 times (3600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat Takeda Shingen and Sanada Masayuki while in Bushin Denshin mode (3600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform 5 'desertion' dodges against Sanada Masayuki's Sanada Cloth Soldiers (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Dodge Sanada Masayuki's spear toss 5 times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  6. Parry Takeda Shingen 5 times (6000 Monsen Coins)

Chapter 8 - Osaka Winter Siege: Sanadamaru Bombardment!
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Sanadamaru cannon, Sarutobi Sasuke (minigame)
Description: A new era is being shaped at the hands of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In order to rise up against this, many warriors gather together in Osaka. Sanada Yukimura enters Osaka Castle as well, and builds a huge fortress to the south of the castle to crush the incoming Tokugawa army. This fortress would go down in history as the 'Sanadamaru'. Meanwhile, Sasuke flies through the sky trying to destroy boxes of supplies, avoiding bombs and enemy soldiers.
Objectives:
  • Yukimura/Sanadamaru: Destroy the four Tokugawa gun batteries!
  • Yukimura/Sanadamaru: Destroy all of the Tokugawa gun batteries!
  • Sasuke: Intercept thirty batches of enemy supplies before you run out of time.
  • Yukimura/Sanadamaru: Head towards Sarutobi Sasuke!
  • Yukimura/Sanadamaru: Defeat the two gatekeepers!
  • Yukimura/Sanadamaru: Defeat Honda Tadakatsu!
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Defeat at least 20 enemies with one shot from the Sanadamaru (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Destroy at least 10 cogs (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Receive an 'Excellent' or higher rating in the gliding minigame (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform a 'desertion' dodge against one of Ieyasu's shield captains (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Gotou Matabee (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 8 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat at least 20 enemies and a boss with one shot from the Sanadamaru (3600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Receive an 'Ultimate' rating in the gliding minigame, without hitting any obstacles (2400 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Gotou Matabee within a minute of his appearance (6000 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Honda Tadakatsu without using the Sanadamaru cannon (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Beat Honda Tadakatsu in a Sword Clash (3600 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Defeat 200 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) in the centre after Matabee appears until the launch sequence
  2. Perform a 500-hit combo (5000 Monsen Coins) in the NW corridor in the first area
  3. Parry 3 times (5000 Monsen Coins) in the centre after the launch sequence

Secret Backstory: Setting Sail From Setouchi
Characters: Chousokabe Motochika
Unlock method: Clear Chapter 9
Description: Everyone is looking towards the final battle, the Osaka Summer Siege. As that fight approaches, two armies set out for Osaka from Setouchi...
Objectives:
  • Support your allies and free all six of them within the time limit!

Chapter 9 - Osaka Summer Siege: Azure-Crimson Chance Encounter
Characters: Sanada Yukimura, Date Masamune, Benmaru
Description: Six months after the Winter Siege, the Toyotomi survivors are still feeling ill at ease. This turbulence leads in to the final battle of the Sengoku era, the Osaka Summer Siege. Yukimura charges past the warriors with their eyes on unifying the land, and heads to Osaka Castle for the final confrontation. In the area surrounding the Castle, Yukimura intrudes upon a battle between Chousokabe Motochika and Mouri Motonari, long-term adversaries who have started a dispute in Tokugawa Ieyasu's ranks. Later on, he finds his rival Date Masamune waiting for him so that their childhood promise can be fulfilled. Yukimura doesn't waver as he continues marching onwards to his destined final battle.
Objectives:
  • Yukimura: Claim all of the warehouses!
  • Masamune: Defeat 100 enemy soldiers!
  • Masamune: Defeat Gotou Matabee!
  • Yukimura/Benmaru: Defeat Date Masamune!
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Activate Bushin Denshin mode three times (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat Chousokabe Motochika and Mouri Motonari once (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat Gotou Matabee with a Basara technique (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Provoke 10 enemies at the same time using a taunt (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat 5 ninja (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 9 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Perform 7 'desertion' dodges against Chousokabe Motochika (2400 Monsen Coins)
  3. Parry Mouri Motonari 5 times (2400 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Gotou Matabee without taking damage (3600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Gotou Matabee with a Basara move while in Bushin Denshin mode (3600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Defeat Date Masamune without guarding his attacks (6000 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Survive without being hit by the enemies (5000 Monsen Coins) behind the starting area
  2. Parry 2 times (5000 Monsen Coins) in the SW corner of the map
  3. Defeat 200 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) on the rooftops near the centre of the map

Chapter 10 - Osaka Summer Siege: Sanada Yukimura
Characters: Sanada Yukimura
Description: The Tokugawa and Toyotomi armies clash in the Osaka Summer Siege. With Osaka Castle stretching out ahead of him, Yukimura who fights for the Toyotomi forces against his beloved brother. The final confrontation breaks out between the souls burdened with the reputation as the greatest warriors in the Sengoku era.
Objectives:
  • Yukimura: Defeat the two gatekeepers!
  • Yukimura: Open the gate by defeating 400 enemy soldiers!
  • Yukimura: Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu!
  • Yukimura: Defeat Sanada Nobuyuki!
Six Circle Challenges:
  1. Perform a 2000-hit combo (600 Monsen Coins)
  2. Defeat 700 enemy soldiers (600 Monsen Coins)
  3. Activate Bushin Denshin mode three times (600 Monsen Coins)
  4. Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu with a Basara move (600 Monsen Coins)
  5. Succeed in parrying Sanada Nobuyuki (600 Monsen Coins)
  6. Clear Chapter 10 (600 Monsen Coins)
Six Circle Challenges (Gold):
  1. Raise your Bushin Level to six (1200 Monsen Coins)
  2. Perform a 7777-hit combo (2400 Monsen Coins)
  3. Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu without guarding his attacks (6000 Monsen Coins)
  4. Perform 7 'desertion' dodges against Sanada Nobuyuki (2400 Monsen Coins)
  5. Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu with a parry (2400 Monsen Coins)
  6. Avoid being grabbed or thrown by Sanada Nobuyuki (6000 Monsen Coins)
Rainbow Chance:
  1. Perform 3 'desertion' dodges (5000 Monsen Coins) right inside the main building
  2. Defeat 200 enemy soldiers (5000 Monsen Coins) halfway back to the start after you open the second gate
  3. Survive without being hit by the enemies (5000 Monsen Coins) on the second floor of the main building

(Update 01/09/2016: Thanks go to Daviziu for spotting the typo in one of the challenges!)

Sanada Trials

There will be 60 trials to complete in what's being called a 'survival mode'. All 46 characters are available for play in the Sanada Trials and the main objectives are varied; you might have to fight a duel or beat a large number of enemies.


Rules:
  1. You advance through the Trials by defeating the enemies in front of you.
  2. There are rewards for completing the Trials. Monsen Coins are awarded for each challenge you successfully complete, and additional coins are available for completing bonus objectives.
  3. You lose when you run out of HP or the countdown timer reaches zero.
Enemies which give Bushin will appear in the Sanada Trials too, allowing you to power yourself up for the challenges. Clearing missions with time to spare will add some time back to the countdown. If you fail a challenge, the game will allow you to visit the character status screen and perform any Monsen Coin upgrades you want then continue from the trial you lost.

Here's the Trial Selection interface:


And here's what all of the on-screen text means during gameplay:


There are also bonus trials in which colourful daruma dolls appear. By attacking the dolls you can regain time or increase your Bushin gauge.


There are four different types of doll and each gives a different reward:
  • Gold: Monsen Coins (Large)
  • Black: Monsen Coins (Small)
  • Red: Bushin (Large)
  • Red/Blue: Restores Time & Bushin (Small)
When you finish playing through the Trials you'll see a results screen like the one below. It's laid out very similarly to the story mode results screen, except that Six Circle Challenges (these don't exist in Sanada Trials mode) have been replaced with bonuses for optional objectives completed on each stage, and a bonus for the total number of consecutive trials you beat in that run.


You will retain your Bushin level if you progress through the Trials one by one. If you choose to start from a later Trial, you'll have to build your Bushin level up all over again.

Furthermore, as discovered by DevilKing2138, the final trial (#60) will only appear if you clear all of the other trials in one attempt without being KOed. If you don't, trial #59 will be the last one.

Here's a list of the trial objectives. As well as the rewards for clearing each trial and progressing through consecutive trials without a break, 300 Monsen Coins are awarded for each bonus objective achieved (displayed in the top right corner of the screen):
#JPOpponentObjectives
1第一戦MasayukiSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
2第二戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
3第三戦SoldiersDefeat 15 soldiers using a Basara move
4第四戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
5第五戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
6第六戦Soldiers (cavalry)Win without taking damage
7第七戦SakonSuccessfully perform a parry
8第八戦Soldiers (formations)Defeat 15 soldiers using a Basara move
9第九戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
10第十戦Mitsunari, YoshitsuguDefeat the boss using a Basara move
11第十一戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
12第十二戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
13第十三戦Kanbee, MatabeeSuccessfully perform a parry
14第十四戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 500-hit combo
15第十五戦YukimuraSuccessfully perform a parry
16第十六戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
17第十七戦Hideaki, TenkaiDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
18第十八戦SoldiersDefeat 15 soldiers using a Basara move
19第十九戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
20第二十戦Matsu, Shikanosuke, soldiersSuccessfully perform a parry
21第二十一戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
22第二十二戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 500-hit combo
23第二十三戦Keiji, soldiersSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
24第二十四戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
25第二十五戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
26第二十六戦YoshihiroWin without taking damage
27第二十七戦SoldiersDefeat 15 soldiers using a Basara move
28第二十八戦Soldiers, tigersSuccessfully perform a parry
29第二十九戦Naotora, soldiersDefeat the boss using a Basara move
30第三十戦NobuyukiDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
31第三十一戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
32第三十二戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
33第三十三戦Magoichi, Tsuruhime, soldiersWin without taking damage
34第三十四戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
35第三十五戦Oichi, soldiersSuccessfully perform a parry
36第三十六戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
37第三十七戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
38第三十八戦Masamune, KojuurouSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
39第三十九戦Maria, Nagamasa, soldiersSuccessfully perform a parry
40第四十戦Kenshin, KasugaWin without taking damage
41第四十一戦(Ryaku) Omoide-gou tank, soldiersSuccessfully perform a parry
42第四十二戦Muneshige, Sourin, soldiersDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
43第四十三戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 300-hit combo
44第四十四戦SoldiersSuccessfully perform a 500-hit combo
45第四十五戦SoldiersWin without taking damage
46第四十六戦Toshiie, KatsuieSuccessfully perform a parry
47第四十七戦Ujimasa, Kotarou, soldiersDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
48第四十八戦Ieyasu, TadakatsuSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
49第四十九戦Soutenmaru, SutegomamaruWin without taking damage
50第五十戦Motochika, MotonariDefeat the boss using a Basara move
51第五十一戦Rikyuu, YoshiakiDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
52第五十二戦Benmaru, BontenmaruWin without taking damage
53第五十三戦Masamune, Yukimura (Sumeragi versions)Defeat the boss using a Basara move
54第五十四戦Nobunaga, MitsuhideDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
55第五十五戦Hideyoshi, HanbeeSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
56第五十六戦Yoshiteru, HisahideSuccessfully perform a parry
57第五十七戦Yukimura, SasukeDefeat the boss in Bushin Denshin mode
58第五十八戦Nobuyuki, IeyasuSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
59第五十九戦Masayuki, ShingenWin without taking damage
60第六十戦Masayuki, Nobuyuki, YukimuraSuccessfully perform a 'desertion' dodge
-BonusDaruma dollsEarn bonuses by defeating coloured dolls

DLC (Downloadable Content)

This should work similarly to the way it did in Sengoku Basara 4. You need a Japanese (or Asian) PSN account to purchase and download the DLC costumes, but once they're stored on your console you can access them with any user account on the system; it doesn't matter which PSN region your usual account is associated with. Weapons were region locked last time, so it might be a good idea to play using a PSN account using the same region as your game if you plan to buy any future DLC.

Here's the list of DLC announced so far:

NameDescriptionTypeReleasedCost (JP ¥)
伊達政宗 特別衣装 新日本プロレス「後藤洋央紀」 Ver.Date Masamune (NJPW Gotou Hirooki Ver.)Costume25/08/2016400
真田昌幸 特別衣装 緑鬼 Ver.Sanada Masayuki (Green Oni Ver.)Costume25/08/2016400
真田幸村 特別衣装 赤鬼 Ver.Sanada Yukimura (Red Oni Ver.)Costume25/08/2016400
真田信之 特別衣装 青鬼 Ver.Sanada Nobuyuki (Blue Oni Ver.)Costume25/08/2016400
「HIGH PRESSURE」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「Aoi Hekireki ~JOG edit~」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「Burnin' X'mas」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「Madan ~Der Freischütz~」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「WHITE BREATH」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「HOT LIMIT」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「WILD RUSH」 T.M.RevolutionFrom T.M.Revolution's 2020-T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BESTMusic25/08/2016400
「crosswise」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「SWORD SUMMIT」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「The party must go on」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「Count ZERO」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「Naked arms」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「FLAGS」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「UTAGE」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「DOUBLE-DEAL」 T.M.RevolutionPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「BLADE CHORD」 abingdon boys schoolPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「JAP」 abingdon boys schoolPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
「WE aRE」 abingdon boys schoolPrevious Sengoku Basara series theme songMusic25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA2 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 2 music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA2 英雄外伝 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 2 Eiyuu Gaiden (Heroes) music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA X -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara X music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA BH&CH -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes/Chronicle Heroes music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA3 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 3 music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA3 宴 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 3 Utage music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA4 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 4 music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARA4 皇 -名曲集- 【厳選10曲セット】Classic Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi music collection (10 tracks)Music25/08/2016400
戦国BASARAシリーズ名曲集【 全90曲セット 】コンプリートパックClassic Sengoku Basara series music collection complete set (90 tracks)Music25/08/20162,000
戦国BASARA 真田幸村伝 カスタムテーマSengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den custom PS3 theme (individual)PS3 theme25/08/2016100 each
戦国BASARA 真田幸村伝 カスタムテーマ 6種類セットSengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den custom PS3 theme (set of 6 characters)PS3 theme25/08/2016250
戦国BASARA 真田幸村伝 武将アバターPS3 character avatars (individual)PS3 avatar25/08/2016100 each
戦国BASARA 真田幸村伝 武将アバター6種類セットPS3 character avatars (set of 6 characters)PS3 avatar25/08/2016250
戦国BASARA 真田幸村伝 ダイナミックカスタムテーマSengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den dynamic custom theme for PS4PS4 theme25/08/2016200
梵天丸 特別衣装 政宗くん Ver.Bontenmaru (Masamune-kun Ver.)Costume??????
弁丸 特別衣装 幸村くん Ver.Benmaru (Yukimura-kun Ver.)Costume??????


Trophies

Courtesy of DevilKing and this list, here's the complete list of trophies:

NameTranslationDescriptionType
日ノ本一の兵Hinomoto's Greatest SoldierAcquire all trophies in the gamePlatinum
芽生えし蒼紅の魂Budding Azure-Crimson SoulsClear chapter 1 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
武田壊滅 天目山の戦いTakeda Annihilation: Battle of TenmokuzanClear chapter 2 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
六文銭誕生Birth of the RokumonsenClear chapter 3 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
第一次上田合戦 徳川来襲The First Ueda Conflict: Tokugawa InvasionClear chapter 4 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
小田原の役 白き再会Odawara Campaign: A White ReunionClear chapter 5 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
第二次上田合戦 関ヶ原への道The Second Ueda Conflict: The Path To SekigaharaClear chapter 6 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
九度山幽閉Kudoyama ImprisonmentClear chapter 7 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
大坂冬の陣・真田丸砲撃!Osaka Winter Siege: Sanadamaru Bombardment!Clear chapter 8 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
大坂夏の陣・蒼紅の邂逅Osaka Summer Siege: Azure-Crimson Chance EncounterClear chapter 9 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
真田幸村の生き様Sanada Yukimura's Way Of LifeComplete Sanada Yukimura's Life Story (story mode)Bronze
大立ち回りGreat BrawlClear the Introduction in Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after defeating more than 100 enemiesBronze
蒼を焦がす紅Azure Scorched By CrimsonClear a stage in Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after hitting Date Masamune with Yukimura's special moveBronze
滾る紅い焔の如くLike Blazing Crimson FlamesClear the final battle of the final chapter in Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after defeating more than 100 enemiesBronze
武心の境地A Brave's State Of MindClear chapters 1-10 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story while at Bushin Level 6Bronze
もう一つの生き様One More Way Of LifeClear chapters 1-10 of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story with a freely selected characterSilver
時代を渡りし者He Who Traverses An EraClear any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story on Hard difficultyBronze
三途之河から蘇りし者He Who Returns From The Sanzu RiverClear any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story on Sanzu River difficultyGold
表裏一体Two Sides Of The Same CoinUnlock your first 'tails' (gold) Six Circle Challenge in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life StoryBronze
武人の道Path Of The WarriorClear a stage in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after completing a total of 10 Six Circle ChallengesBronze
天下の道Path Of ConquestClear a stage in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after completing a total of 60 Six Circle ChallengesSilver
修羅の道Path Of CarnageClear a stage in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after completing every Six Circle ChallengeGold
遊技を極めし者He Who Triumphs At GamesClear a stage in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after earning an 'Ultimate' rating in all of the minigamesBronze
果てなき探求心Eternally InquisitiveClear a stage in any chapter of Sanada Yukimura's Life Story after succeeding in every Rainbow ChanceSilver
燃え上がる二槍Two Spears BlazingClear a stage with Yukimura after successfully landing every follow-up hit in Heavenly Wings modeBronze
武心の目覚めAwakening Of A Brave SoulClear a stage after using Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) modeBronze
武心の達人Master Of A Brave SoulClear a stage after using Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) mode more than 50 timesBronze
武心の極みPinnacle Of A Brave SoulClear a stage after using Bushin Denshin (Telepathy) mode more than 100 timesSilver
千人斬りA Thousand KillsClear a stage after defeating more than 1,000 enemiesBronze
戦いの通過点Battle CheckpointClear a stage after defeating more than 3,000 enemiesBronze
幾万もの屍の果てにAll Several Thousand CorpsesClear a stage after defeating more than 10,000 enemiesSilver
巨富Great WealthClear a stage after earning more than a 100,000 Monsen CoinsSilver
スーパーコンボSuper ComboPerform a 6,000 hit comboSilver
FEVER大好きFEVER LoveReach SUPER FEVER with six charactersSilver
初めてのお買い物First Time PurchaseBuy a Style for the first timeBronze
極限到達Reach The Highest LimitsLevel up any Style to its maximumBronze
武士の頂A Warrior's PeakBuy any character's Personal StyleBronze
型完全制覇Complete Style MasteryObtain all of the Styles for every characterSilver
繋がる過去Tied To The PastClear more than five Secret BackstoriesBronze
歴史を紡ぎし者He Who Writes HistoryClear all of the Secret BackstoriesBronze
免許皆伝Total MasteryAchieve more than 60 bonus objectives in the Sanada TrialsSilver
真田を追いし者He Who Chases The SanadaClear the 30th trial in the Sanada Trials, starting from the beginningBronze
真田を超えし者He Who Surpasses The SanadaComplete all of the Sanada TrialsGold


Character Profiles: Playable Characters

The 40 playable characters from Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi are available in the extra modes, with classic 'Sumeragi' versions of Masamune and Yukimura for those who preferred their original fighting styles.


The main story mode has a much smaller selection of characters and the player will have to switch between them mid-stage according to the objectives. Fan sixclawsdragon has kindly produced an English version of the new character relationship chart from the official website.

I've listed all of the weapons but there's also another option for characters whose costumes come with a unique weapon model. If you select the weapon with no name in the top left corner, it will let you equip the costume's matching weapon.

The following six characters will be playable in the game's main story mode:

Benmaru 弁丸
Seiyuu: Hoshi Souichirou
Element: Fire
Weapon: A single training spear
Weapon names:
  • 赤とんぼ ('Red Dragonfly')
  • 朱羅・弁 (Shura: Ben 'Scarlet Silk: Ben')
  • 石動配・弁 ('Isurugi Battle Fan: Ben')
  • 甲賀手裏槍 ('Kouga Shuri-spear')
  • 信州うさぎ ('Shinshuu Rabbit') - a special joke weapon shaped like sliced apple
  • 赤とんぼ・無銘 ('Red Dragonfly: Unsigned')
  • 赤とんぼ・山吹 ('Red Dragonfly: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. Standard outfit
  2. Alternate costume - yellow recolour
  3. 幸村くん (Yukimura-kun) - e-Capcom preorder timed exclusive; available later as paid DLC
Move information:
  • Hold Square: Kurenaigeri 紅蹴り ('Crimson Kick'): Benmaru starts with a surge of chained thrusts then follows up with a powerful kick. By bashing the normal attack button, the number of thrusts is increased.
  • Triangle: Rokusou Tobi 六そう跳び ('Six Linked Leaps'): Benmaru flips and delivers an energetic dash attack. It can be used to launch lined-up enemies facing Benmaru all at once, or chained with other moves.
  • R1: Tomotsuki 灯突き ('Torch Thrust')
  • L1 + Triangle: Bengoma 弁独楽 ('Ben Spinning Top')
  • Basara move: Benmaru powefully readies his spear and unleashes a furious blazing fire. He then signals the heavens with a great swing of his spear, creating a huge explosion.
Unique mechanics: He has a form of Yukimura's new Tenha ('Heavenly Wings') mode where he darts around lunging at enemies consecutively if the player times the buttonpresses correctly.
Description: Yukimura as a child. Benmaru is described as having a direct personality and a great deal of respect for his father and older brother.


Bontenmaru 梵天丸
Seiyuu: Nakai Kazuya
Element: Lightning
Weapon: One wooden sword
Weapon names:
  • 白萩 ('White Clover')
  • 景秀・梵 ('Kagehide: Bon')
  • 黒龍・梵 (Kokuryuu: Bon 'Black Dragon: Bon')
  • 滋養の素 ('Source Of Nutrition')
  • 豆打 ('Zunda') - a special joke weapon shaped like zundamochi, a sweet snack
  • 白萩・無銘 ('White Clover: Unsigned')
  • 白萩・山吹 ('White Clover: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. Standard outfit
  2. Alternate costume - pink/blue recolour
  3. 政宗くん (Masamune-kun) - e-Capcom preorder timed exclusive; available later as paid DLC
Move information:
  • Hold Square: Boukun 暴君 ('Tyrant'): Used to build up Rampage mode which makes Bontenmaru stronger and faster than usual. You need to keep playing aggressively to maintain this mode.
  • Triangle: Ryuuzu 竜頭 ('Winding Up')
  • R1: Ranbi 乱尾 ('Rebellious Tail'): Attacking the enemy countless times with the wooden sword, Bontenmaru finishes by sending them flying with a rowdy kick. It doesn't work on nearby enemies and they won't be hit by the move, but when it connects the destructive force is exceptional.
  • L1 + Triangle: Gekirin 逆鱗 ('Wrath Of The Emperor'): A chained attack with a slide to juggle the enemy followed by a kick. As it instantly closes the distance between Bontenmaru and the enemy, it makes a useful opening attack.
  • Basara move: Bontenmaru gathers his power and unleashes a sweeping chain of attacks, causing a great amount of damage to all of the surrounding enemies.
Unique mechanics: With his 暴走 Bousou ('Rampage') mode, Bontenmaru can turn his regular blows into 'tyrant' attacks by holding the button down right after they're performed. This will let you follow up with further attacks and as you chain them, a blue aura will appear which indicates 'Rampage' mode and lets you hammer your opponent with combos.
Description: Masamune as a child. Even at this age Bontenmaru is conscious of his position as Oushuu's ruler, having been constantly disciplined by his retainer Katakura Kojuurou. He starts to recognise Benmaru as his 'rival' after the two of them meet as children.


Date Masamune 伊達政宗
Character image phrase: 奥州筆頭 Oushuu Hittou ('Head of Oushuu')
Seiyuu: Nakai Kazuya
Element: Lightning
Weapon: Six Claws (katana, six-sword style)
Weapon names:
  • 白金 ('Hakkin')
  • 雷光 ('Raikou')
  • 隼人 ('Hayahito')
  • 晴嵐 ('Seiran')
  • 奥州名物 牛串 ('Oushuu Speciality: Beef Skewers') - a special joke weapon shaped like skewered beef
  • 白金・無銘 ('Hakkin: Unsigned')
  • 白金・山吹 ('Hakkin: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. 白十字 Shirojuuji ('White Cross') - standard outfit
  2. 蒼 Ao ('Azure') - standard outfit
  3. Alternate costume - black recolour
  4. 新日本プロレス後藤洋央紀 NJPW Gotou Hiroki - paid DLC
Move information (full details will be available later):
  • Hold Square: Mad Drive
  • Triangle: Deadly Cross: Masamune makes a cross in the air and launches the enemy upwards. You can hold down the button to activate Rampaging Dragon mode, and also follow up with another attack.
  • Direction + Triangle: Magnum Dunk: Masamune charges while twirling his six claws, and any enemies caught up in the attack are struck to the ground. With the wide range of this attack it can be used to sweep away enemies standing in a line. Furthermore, by holding down the button you can increase the distance Masamune will cover with his charge.
  • R1: Kill Shake: A chopping attack while Masamune spins quickly in the air. Holding the button down will increase his rotation speed, and consequently the destructive power.
  • L1 + Triangle: Ground Dragon: Thrusting his six claws into the ground with force, Masamune releases a thunder dragon which snakes across the ground. Enemies that it hits will be drawn towards Masamune, allowing for further attacks.
  • R2: Heart Bolt
  • Basara move: Masamune draws the surrounding spirit energy into his own body and releases it as an azure wave, resembling a dragon. The rampaging wave brings about a massive explosion on the battlefield, and puts Masamune into Rampaging Dragon mode.
Unique mechanics: This version of Masamune wields all six of his katana at all times rather than switching between stances. His new gameplay gimmick is an advanced form of Bontenmaru's; by powering Masamune up using Mad Drive, you can unleash 'Rampaging Dragon' mode. To use Mad Drive, the player has to hold down the button after each attack. This will add a follow-up attack to the move and gradually, as you chain more of these, a blue aura will start to surround Masamune to indicate 'Rampaging Dragon' status. This status significantly increases his attack speed and allows him to attack the enemy without offering them any chance of a counter.

Sanada Masayuki 真田昌幸
Character image phrase: 奇喜喝采 Kiki Kassai ('Weird And Wonderful Ovation')
Seiyuu: Ootsuka Houchuu
Element: Wind
Weapon: Short spear
Weapon names:
  • 秘幸配 ('Hidden Happiness Dealt')
  • 双月交 ('Twin Moons Crossed')
  • 御用捕物 ('Under Arrest')
  • 太郎虎杖 ('Tarou Itadori')
  • 絶品香魚 ('Exquisite Sweetfish') - a special joke weapon shaped like grilled ayu sweetfish
  • 秘幸配・無銘 ('Hidden Happiness Dealt: Unsigned')
  • 秘幸配・山吹 ('Hidden Happiness Dealt: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. Standard outfit
  2. Alternate costume - white recolour
  3. 緑鬼 ('Green Oni') - paid DLC
Move information (full details will be available later):
  • Hold Square: Kakushi Kihei 隠し喜兵衛 ('Hidden Kihei')
  • Triangle: Magarigoma 曲独楽 ('Twisting Top'): Masayuki attacks by rotating like a spinning top, kicking his enemies up into the air. By following up with a teleport or by drawing the flying soldiers in, he can also move his enemies around.
  • Direction + Triangle: Itatsuki 板つき ('Taking To The Stage'): An instant movement attack to fool the enemy. Throwing the short spear at his opponent, Masayuki instantaneously warps at the moment it makes contact and follows up with another attack.
  • R1: Ooirisen 大入り銭 ('Full House Coins'): The short spear comes hurtling out of Masayuki's hat and flies around, forming a sphere shape. It's possible to affect the direction of the spear while you're pressing the button.
  • L1 + Triangle: Shushugaeshi 種々がえし ('Mixed Reversal'): A special technique where Masayuki tosses his hat up into the air and has it suck the nearby enemies inside. It's possible to control the hat while the button is being held down.
  • R2: Kijutsu: Sanada Fuheitai 奇術・真田布兵隊 ('Illusion: Sanada Cloth Soldiers')
  • Basara move: Masayuki summons a statue of the Sanada clan's former lord Takeda Shingen. While Masayuki narrates a tale of Shingen's lifelong accomplishments, the statue uses its unusually destructive blazing fists to smash everything in sight to smithereens.
Unique mechanics: He introduces himself as the Magician of Sengoku. Although he uses a spear like his son Yukimura, Masayuki's gameplay is completely different, making liberal use of tricky, outlandish attacks. He can close gaps and appear in unexpected places by teleporting, and he utilises a fun, magic-themed fighting style.
Description: Distinguished by his western-style clothing, Masayuki is a senior retainer to the Takeda clan. He's nicknamed 'The Magician' due to his reputation as an extraordinary strategist brimming with resourcefulness. Taking his positions as head of the Sanada clan and a father into account, Masayuki stands on the battlefield in person to demonstrate his way of life for his sons, Nobuyuki and Yukimura.

Sanada Nobuyuki 真田信之
Character image phrase: 獅士奮刃 Shishi Funjin ('Lion Warrior's Spirited Blade')
Seiyuu: Hosoya Yoshimasa
Element: Quake
Weapon: Ladder spear
Weapon names:
  • 御嶽断 ('Ontake Cutter')
  • 乗鞍鍬 ('Norikura Hoe')
  • 常念銭 ('Jounen Coins')
  • 浅間刃 ('Asama Blade')
  • 土用ノ丑 ('Doyou No Ushi') - a special joke weapon shaped like skewered eel
  • 御嶽断・無銘 ('Ontake Cutter: Unsigned')
  • 御嶽断・山吹 ('Ontake Cutter: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. Standard outfit
  2. Alternate costume - black recolour
  3. 青鬼 ('Blue Oni') - paid DLC
Move information (full details will be available later):
  • Hold Square: Bukuu 武食
  • Triangle: Kouga 刻牙 ('Carving Fangs'): Nobuyuki thrusts his spear into the enemies in front of him and forcefully flings them up into the sky. If the button is held down, he'll follow up with another attack where the grabbed enemies will be smashed back down into the ground.
  • Direction + Triangle: Tokakuri 兎狩里 ('Rabbit-hunting Village'): A showy attack where Nobuyuki violently kicks with his knee, spins the ladder spear once and strikes. If the player holds the button down Nobuyuki will grab his opponents and take out all of the enemies in front of him at once.
  • R1: Juuoushin 獣央芯 ('The Beast Within'): A spinning attack where Nobuyuki twirls his weapon, grabbing enemy soldiers. When the grabbed enemies are released they're flung away spectacularly.
  • L1 + Triangle: Mitto 蜜登 ('Honey Climb'): A leaping technique using the ladder spear. Nobuyuki stabs the spear into the ground along with an enemy soldier. He then jumps high into the air from the top of the ladder to land with full force.
  • R2: Renjishi 煉獅士 ('Tempered Lion Warrior'): This move adds projectiles to his spear and allows him to fire them when he performs attacks; a counter appears below his health gauge showing the number of fragments remaining.
  • Basara move: Living up to his title as the 'Lion of Shinano', Nobuyuki lets out a ferocious roar which shakes the ground, his hair disheveled. After that, he lunges, spinning his spear in a figure eight shape and dynamically ploughing through anything it touches.
Unique mechanics: The essence of his fighting style is said to be the way he can toss enemies around and chain powerful attacks to brutally batter his opponents. Holding down the button will allow him to grab the enemy and hit them away with his weapon to turn them into projectiles. Continuing to attack the enemy then flinging them away lets Nobuyuki perform unusual combos.
Description: Nobuyuki is the eldest son of the head of the Sanada clan, and Yukimura's older brother. He wields his spear heroically in battle with tremendous courage, and the fear that his presence instills in his enemies has earned him the nickname 'Lion of Shinano'. Seeking the strength to survive in this turbulent era, he stays focus on what's ahead and pushes forwards, driven by his conviction. Nobuyuki introduces himself as Sanada 'Genzaburou' Nobuyuki.

Sanada Yukimura 真田幸村
Character image phrase: 天覇絶槍 Ten Ha Zessou ('Spears Reigning Supreme In The Heavens')
Seiyuu: Hoshi Souichirou
Element: Fire
Weapon: Dual spears
Weapon names:
  • 紅丸 ('Benimaru')
  • 鉤突 ('Barbed Thrust')
  • 幸撃 ('Kougeki')
  • 御嶽断・弟 ('Ontake Cutter: Younger Brother')
  • 蛸の陣 ('Octopus Campaign') - a special joke weapon shaped like takoyaki octopus balls
  • 真炎・無銘 ('True Flames: Unsigned')
  • 真炎・山吹 ('True Flames: Gold')
Costumes:
  1. 緋角 Hinokaku ('Scarlet Horns') - standard outfit #1
  2. 紅 Kurenai ('Crimson') - standard outfit #2
  3. 不死鳥 Fushichou ('Phoenix') - standard outfit #3
  4. Alternate costume - camouflage recolour (2000 Monsen Coins)
  5. 赤鬼 ('Red Oni') - paid DLC
  6. 白十字 Shirojuuji ('White Cross') - preorder exclusive, only included in the first batch
Move information (full details will be available later):
  • Hold Square: Ippongi 一本気 ('Single-minded): Yukimura links both of his spears together to thrust with all his might. It can be used to sweep away enemies standing in a line. If you chain into it from Heavenly Wings mode, it will turn into a ranged spinning kick.
  • Triangle: Funten 噴天 ('Erupting Skies'): With his spears blazing, Yukimura launches the enemy. By holding down the button you can follow up with a kick attack. This move can also be used to initiate Heavenly Wings mode.
  • Direction + Triangle: Tenha 天羽 ('Heavenly Wings')
  • R1: Senpuu 閃風 ('Flashing Wind'): An energetic spinning attack which instantly blasts surrounding enemies away. By holding down the button, it's possible to continue attacking using the enemy soldiers as stepping stones.
  • L1 + Triangle: Rekkaen 烈火炎 ('Raging Blaze'): Yukimura lunges forward and delivers a furious combo attack. Bashing the button increases the number of blows. By timing the final button press well, it's possible to initiate Heavenly Wings mode.
  • R2: Fuurinkazan 風林火山
  • Basara move: Yukimura soars up into the sky, twirling and clad in flames like a phoenix. He releases a series of relentless thrusts, etching his six coins on the ground, then finally drifts back down to land and incinerates everything with scorching pillars of fire. (The blazing spears are supposed to resemble a phoenix's wings.)
Unique mechanics: Like Masamune, Yukimura has been completely updated since Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi and now has his own unique gameplay gimmick. Yukimura can be bathed in a bright red aura called Tenha ('Heavenly Wings') mode which the player has to activate by pressing the buttons at the right time after performing regular and special moves. While Yukimura is in this state he can hurtle around the battlefield performing aerial attacks at very high speeds, flitting from target to target in quick succession. His dual-wielding action and aerial power have been described as 'powered up' with this game.

Buying The Game

Note: The game will also be available for purchase through PSN as a digital download in Japan and select Asian regions. Details are not yet available.

There are a few different physical editions of Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den, though thankfully not as many as there have been for previous games. All boxed editions of the game come with two bonuses so long as you place your order early enough.


The first is an A6 32-page Genpuku: Sanada Yukimura ('Coming Of Age: Sanada Yukimura') short story.


While the second is a DLC 'White Cross Ver.' costume code for Yukimura.


These bonuses are only available while stocks last. There are currently no plans to make the 'White Cross' outfit available later as DLC. If you want this outfit, you should preorder the game to ensure you receive a first press copy.

If you purchase the digital edition of the game from PSN early enough, you'll receive the 'White Cross' outfit but not the book.

Store-exclusive Bonuses: e-Capcom

A special edition of the game is exclusive to Capcom's Japan-only online store e-Capcom (PS3, PS4). It comes with all of the limited quantity bonuses as well as an additional limited quantity 'Yukimura-kun Ver.' mascot costume for Benmaru.


The main feature of the special edition is a pair of exclusive statues from Sentinel. Benmaru is 130mm tall while Bontenmaru is 135mm, and they were modelled by artist Nagashio Kyou. You can see an article about the creation of the figures here. Only a limited quantity of the figures will ever be produced.


Play-Asia are making it easy for fans outside Japan who don't want to deal with ordering through a deputy service. If you want them to buy the special edition on your behalf, they have listings for the PS3 and PS4 special editions available. They also offer a prepaid import tax delivery service with Fedex, though it isn't cheap.

Other importers which have listed the e-Capcom edition include Nin-Nin (PS3, PS4) and Nippon-Yasan (PS4).

The 'Yukimura-kun' outfit will be available separately as paid DLC at a later date. In addition, the outfit will be an additional preorder bonus at many Japanese game stores including Sanyoudou, Toys "R" Us, DORAMA, Nojima Games, Famicom Plaza, Yamada Denki, MediaPolis, Furuhon Ichiba, Futaba Tosho, WonderGOO and Rakuten Books.

Store-exclusive Bonuses: Other

Amazon Japan (PS3, PS4) has a Masamune-kun costume for Bontenmaru, to match the Yukimura-kun version on offer elsewhere. Please be careful if you want to order from Amazon Japan. There are two sets of listings; one set includes the Masamune-kun costume and the other doesn't.


The 'Masamune-kun' outfit will be available separately as paid DLC at a later date.

Japanese-only retailer Game Tsutaya (PS3, PS4) has a special alternate 'cherry blossom flurry' cover for the novel:


While rival GEO has a 'blue skies' book cover instead:


Animate is offering two A3-sized clear posters with the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game:


AmiAmi (PS3, PS4) have an exclusive 'acrylic multi-purpose stand' featuring the Sanada brothers as their special incentive.


Please be careful as they have two sets of listings and only one set includes the stand.


The bonus item for preordering directly through Rakuten Books is a digital desktop wallpaper (PS3, PS4).


Ladies gaming speciality store Stellaworth has an extra large bromide on offer for its customers (PS3, PS4).


WonderGOO are offering a Japanese-style Benmaru/Bontenmaru drawstring pouch (PS3, PS4).


Seagull have an original acrylic portrait of Yukimura measuring 89mm x 127mm (PS3, PS4).


Lastly, Fammys and Otakara Souko have an IC card sticker up for grabs (PS3, PS4).


These store-exclusive bonuses will only be offered while stocks last.

Where To Buy

Import-friendly stores listing the game for preorder include the following:

Amazon Japan (PS3, PS4)
AmiAmi (PS3, PS4)
HMV Japan (PS3, PS4)
Nin-Nin Game (PS3, PS4)
Nippon-Yasan (PS3, PS4)
Play-Asia (PS3, PS4)
Yesasia Global (PS3, PS4)
Yesasia USA (PS3, PS4)

(AmiAmi also offer more expensive listings for people who want their store-exclusive acrylic stand; please see the section above this one if you need the links.)

All of these stores should include the standard limited quantity bonus items (novel and 'White Cross' costume) so long as you order in time. Anyone who preorders before the game's release date should be confident that they'll receive the bonuses. Look for a mark in the corner of the box art to check that your version includes the bonus items.


Other Editions

Customers ordering the game from Asian regions outside Japan will have a choice between the Chinese-translated version of the game and the usual Japanese rerelease, so those who usually purchase the Asian edition to save money should be especially careful to check which version they order. The spoken dialogue will all be in Japanese either way, but the text in any translated material might not match in the Chinese edition.

Chinese PS4 edition (Chinese text, Japanese voices): Play-Asia, Yesasia Global, Yesasia USA
Asian Japanese PS4 edition (Japanese text and voices): Play-Asia, Yesasia Global, Yesasia USA
Asian Japanese PS3 edition (Japanese text and voices): Play-Asia, Yesasia Global, Yesasia USA

There's no PS3 edition of the Chinese-translated version of the game. The release date is 25th August 2016 no matter which edition you purchase and all of the Asian editions come with the exact same preorder bonuses no matter which you buy: a Chinese-translated version of the 32-page Genpuku: Sanada Yukimura ('Coming Of Age: Sanada Yukimura') short story, the preorder-exclusive 'White Cross' costume for Yukimura and a reversible fan.


Please remember that Asian DLC can only be redeemed through an Asian PSN account.

Links

Official Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den website
Capcom's official Sengoku Basara series news portal
Sengoku Basara Wikia page
Sengoku Basara forum at Koei Warriors
Capcom's YouTube channel

41 comments:

  1. Woah!! So much work as always. Thank you for this! 😃

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    1. Thanks, it was getting hard to remember everything spread out in different posts :D

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  3. Nice job!

    Oh, I have found an error: Nobuyuki's character image phrase is 獅士奮刃, not 獅子奮刃. Still, the pronunciation is the same. The meaning turns slightly different: "Lion Warrior's Spirited Blade". (It's funny because there is this Yojijukugo -four kanji popular phrase- called 獅子奮迅 -pronounced the same way-: "With the furious impetus of a lion". It's a very famous phrase XD XD ).

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    1. Eek, you're right! I must have entered it wrong the very first time and never noticed when I copy/pasted. Fixed, thanks :)

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  4. nice info dump, some things that i noticed from the vids and trailers

    Bontenmaru's Basara Attack is called Katakura Ryuu Juuji no Tachi(Katakura style cross sword/slash?)

    Masamune's Basara attack also gives him Rampage Mode buffs, the Dragon projectile eventually returns to his body and powers him up at the end of the Basara attack, it's most likely a reference to Yu Yu Hakusho character Hiei, which signature Kokuryuha attack works exactly the same way......

    also, a question about Bushin system, you mentioned that it gives passive skills, does it mean that just filling the gauge to the required level will have the skills activated? or do we still need to use the L1+R1 Bushin mode to gain benefit from it?

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    1. Thanks, I've tweaked the wording (and Hiei was my favourite character in YYH!)

      With the Bushin system, it's automatic according to the live broadcast last month. So say you decide to use the 'Attack' Style:

      Bushin Level 2: Enhanced Basara Skill Power
      Bushin Level 3: Critical Hit Up
      Bushin Level 4: Subdue Generals

      When you start a new stage you will be at Bushin Level 1 and none of the buffs will be active. After you've killed a few enemies with blue HP bars you'll achieve Bushin Level 2 automatically and all of your Basara techniques will be stronger, then when you 'level up' your Bushin again you'll gain the improved crit buff automatically. When you reach Bushin Level 4 you'll have activated all three buffs and be fully charged up.

      You won't gain any extra abilities if you continue up to Bushin Level 5 or 6, but according to the information in the original article you'll gain a slight boost to your attack power and damage reduction with each new Bushin Level. So you'll finish each stage stronger than when you started so long as you attacked a lot of enemies.

      The only thing you have to actively do with the Bushin system (aside from attacking) is to trigger the Bushin Telepathy mode to increase your Bushin Level faster. It sounds complicated when I describe everything but during gameplay I think it will feel very natural.

      Hope that made sense!

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    2. you're welcome :)

      so you mean that the L1+R1 mode is a way to level the bushin buff faster than normal, and that even after the duration is over, you keep the bushin level and bonuses? cool, it is what i think it was from the beginning after all it seems, but better

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  5. The BASARA Community would be lost without your guides hands down i just platinumed SUMERAGI Yesterday thanx to these guides :D

    those skills you mentioned for Nobuyoki and the rest are they the Super R2 or the regular skills ?

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    1. Congratulations on the plat!

      They're regular skills so far. I don't know which buttons they map to yet though. The R2 supers are easier to identify as they appear on the screen.

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  6. I'll read these when I get the game, but still, I want to thank you already, you're doing an awesome job <3

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  7. So excited with Secret Backstory chapters! One more reason to enjoy the game ^_^

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping Sasuke gets one at the very least to help broaden the story when Yukimura is older :)

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    2. Well, Sasuke definitely plays SB4 Mouri this time. Everybody know he'll be in the game's main story but still people acting like it's still questionable or something)))

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  8. Thanks for the help!. How do you actually get the option to buy personal styles though,looks likes it's random.

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  9. Nevermind figured it out, u just need to complete the six ring challenges for all missions ^^

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    1. Thanks, I added it to the guide but I forgot to reply to your comment ;_;

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  10. when you get the chance, would you min translating the settings/options menus? Thank you for always doing such great work!!! You are an asset to the Sengoku Basara community!

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    1. Sorry for the delay, fully translated settings menus are now included in the guide (I was slow pulling the screenshots off my system) :)

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  11. great job pro! is really helpful for me! thnx a lot!

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    1. Great! It's a short game but I'm happy that people are playing it and finding the guide useful.

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  12. Hey, Raindrops, what is the deal with the 3 last Secret Backstories? I know they exist because in YouTube someone upload the dialogs (one is between Ieyasu and Nobuyuki after Sekigahara, other between Sasuke and Yukimura not much before Sanadamaru, and the third one is about Masamune riding a horse towards Osaka from I could translate), but until now I haven't seen more information about that. In fact, it is supposed to be 15 Secret Backstories, right? But I always see 12...

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    1. Hi! They seem to be audio dramas only. They unlocked normally in the gallery but there were no associated stages for the last three. I wonder whether they were planned and then pulled out, or whether all of the backstories were originally just a bonus which they made into short stages later?

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  16. Hey , Raindrops . thank you so much got making this helpful guide T^T.
    I wanted to ask you about 型完全制覇 trophy . Do I have to buy the 15 styles for the 46 character?!!!
    dont say yes XD that would be like 690 style will need a year to do that lol.
    Also I wanted to tell you about the Six Circle Challenges (Gold) in Chapter 2 - Takeda Annihilation: Battle of Tenmokuzan
    #4Perform 5 'desertion' dodges against Ieyasu
    it is actually 7 not 5.

    Again thank you & these who helped you to make such great guide & have a very nice day.

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    1. About the trophy. Definitely not for all 46 characters. It either for a single character or the six main characters in the game (i.e. Benmaru, Bontenmaru, Yukimura, Masamune, Masayuki & Nobuyuki) I beleive.

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    2. Thank you VegaManX4 for answering , I thought about trying that . I bought the styles for all the characters in the first raw but nothing happen , so I started buying everyone's' styles .. half the way now ...might be waste of coins T^T but here goes nothing

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    3. I think some styles get unlocked later in the game so only after you finish the main story (and probably backstories as well) you will have access to all styles to buy (not sure if difficulty matters but personally I went Sanzu River as soon as it was unlocked). Don't hold me to that though - I'm honestly not sure of what real requirements are. I recall the prices being quite high for the last ones so I had to squeeze me of all the coins I could get by replaying stages and completing challenges at the same time just for the main cast.

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    4. mostly I finished everything , the only thing left is the golden Six Circle Challenges. Made 4 chapters so far. I think Sanzu River has something to do caz I notice once you made the circle challenge in that mode it would be written at the circle. I will try collecting coins buying the 15 and let's see what happen . your replay is so much appreciated.

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    5. I got my Platinum a week ago Yatta ^^ & it seems that you have to buy all the 15 styles for all characters .

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  17. Holy moly i can only imagine the amount of work you've put into this. My little brother and I can't thank you enough for putting it here for everyone. I've only posted a few comments on the entirety of internet blogs and two of them (including this one) are on yours, the first was on your basara 4 sumeragi materials. Just wanted to make sure you know that a lot of people (especially my little brother-i think you can easily guess what his favourite games are) really appreciate your great job here so keep it up!
    Wish you all the best, from me and a young self-proclaimed biggest basara fan in Indonesia!
    P.S He's also your big fan.
    -Alsh

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  18. I was wondering if anyone could let me know if the trophy 免許皆伝 (complete 60 trials bonuses) counts if you repeat challenges or only counts once per stage.

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    1. I beleive it counts all repeated ones as well. I was surprised it popped on me when i was half-way into trials trying to do the ones I missed on my fitst attempt. And i definitely missed some closer to the end. So I figured it's not 60 bonus per trial thing but rather 60 bonus targets at all. Hope this helps :)

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  20. I only need to clear 3 gold circles challenges to get the platinum, but i suck at the minigames, does anyone know what are the requirements toget an ultimate rating at the gliding and horse dash minigame, and how to get more than 900 points at the shuriken minigame?

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    1. You need to collect every single box in gliding without getting hit.

      You must do flawless horse run (not slowing down even once from hitting obstacles). It's not necessary to collect every chest to score a result but collecting carrots (at least i think it's carrots) to get a speed boost probably helps. You can check my video here for reference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYOokrwwLLI (Yukimura's part starts at 4:50)

      Finally, in shuriken mini game you just have to score high enough (repelling incoming rolling formations and Kanbee to hit packs of enemies instead of just shooting each enemy helps a lot). Use bombs wisely and/or only as a last resort.

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  21. Thanks a lot VegaManX4 for all the tips and the video, got the platinum today.
    And of course thanks to Raindrops and Daydreams for all the useful stuff here that made me understand the new mechanics of this game since i don't speak a word of japanese.

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