is a fighting game published by Squaresoft, released in both Japan and North America in 1998. The game was re-released in 2008 for PlayStation Network. Dec 4, 2020 #186 I'd love a Bushido Blade remake as well. A new fighting game called Die by the Blade has been revealed, and it clearly wants to be the long-awaited spiritual successor to Bushido Blade. During the Story Mode, each of the playable characters will face two "bonus battles," when a player is temporarily given a new character to control for one stage. The Narukagami has its own dojo, the Meikyokan, and a secret assassin team known as Kage. Much like the sadly abandoned Def Jam games, Bushido Blade is considered to be one of the great lost IPs of fighting game history. This game belongs on every serious PlayStation fan's shelf. Bushido Blade was released in 1997 and its sequel Bushido Blade 2 was released in 1998. [11], In Japan, Bushido Blade 2 was the top-selling PlayStation game the week of its release as well as the week after. Bushido Blade was released in 1997 and its sequel Bushido Blade 2 was released in 1998. Bushido Blade 2 expands on some of the aspects of Bushido Blade, while limiting or removing others. And a single blow can still make the difference between life and death. Forget life meters, combos, and all that three-round rot. The game, however, requires the human intimacy and proximity afforded by the sofa, that plinth for all local multiplayer. Some of the original Bushido Blade's selectable weapons — rapier (which does not appear as a selectable weapon, but only in Highwayman's two-sword stance when he has the long sword equipped), sledgehammer and ninjato — as well as the boss-specific "Double-Bladed Sword-Staff" and "Special Sabre", have been eliminated. Two sequels followed on the same console and a final chapter was released for the Xbox 360. Konami’s much-loved Japanese RPG series Suikoden and Suikoden II were released on the PlayStation in 1995 and 1998… Seems like it would be the poster child for diminishing returns. The game takes place in modern Japan and the plot revolves around a war between two samurai clans. Bushido Blade was released in 1997 and its sequel Bushido Blade 2 was released in 1998. Die by the blade draws it's inspiration from legendary games like Bushido Blade, Way of the Samurai and Dark Souls. The sequel to the heavily-hyped but critically reviled game Rise of the Robots. Upon its release, the realistic fighting engine in Bushido Blade was seen as innovative, particularly the game's unique Body Damage System. Reactions: Threeshotgamer. They have sworn loyalty to opposing schools, and battles involving them provide a different, arguably greater kind of challenge. The sequel to the most original and realistic fighting game – bigger, better and more brutal than ever. Sep 7, 2015 1,525 1,147 580 Germany. That is the point from which the opening FMV begins, covering the assault which is later seen more fully in the story mode. Orpheum Member. For whatever reasons Souls pvpers and the like are pretty into being hardcore, so if you make an even more hardcore sword fighting pvp game I think you could find an audience. Box Art and Merchandise. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FB9Sm4wxh0&feature=emb_title[/embed]. Bushido Blade may have had that same battle against something with more flair and appeal in an arena fighter like Power Stone. Bushido Blade was one of my favorite games on Playstation and I feel that it would be a great game to have on PS4. The Narukagami has its own dojo, the Meikyokan, and a secret assassin … 10) Castlevania As one of the most memorable video games of all-time, 1986’s Castlevania won the hearts of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s users. Initially released on the PS1 in 1997, Bushido Blade was followed by a sequel and a spiritual successor franchise known as Kengo. Die by the Blade is still in the earlier stages of development, but it has some big shoes to fill if it wants to be a spiritual successor to Bushido Blade. Most of the weapons are straight from the first game, excluding the yari and the M16. Keeping the trend going, it's only logical that the one-on-one classic samurai fighting game Bushido Blade makes a comeback. Bushido Blade 2 Summary . I will admit right now before going any further, I’m not fan of fighting games. 12 new warriors for a total of 20. Bushido Blade was not a game for button mashers, but its truly unique mechanics would help ensure that a remake of the title would find a large modern-day audience. Comments (0) Share Bushido Blade 2 (ブシドーブレード弐, Bushidō Burēdo Tsu?) Sep 20, 2020 #109 LOL, none. The only time I've ever purchased a remaster or remake is because I was bored and there was nothing else to play at the time. The free running mechanic, unique "1-hit-kill" gameplay element, open 3D environments, and characters who can use all of the different weapons made this game stand out! The games' plot focuses on two rivaling schools: the Narukagami (good guys) and the Shainto (bad guys). It is the sequel to Bushido Blade, which had been released the previous year. 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One hit kill system and emphasis on parry and counters will leave no space for mistakes. This 2D fighter continued the story of the first game, adding new characters, and Mortal Kombat-style finishing moves. [25] In North America, Bushido Blade 2 was the ninth best-selling game during the week of November 13, 1998. Upcoming Bushido Blade-Esque Game Die By The Blade Gets Gameplay Presentation The upcoming 3D fighter, where most fights end in one hit, will come to … New weapons, subweapons, stances and moves. Bushido Blade 2 has a GameRankings aggregate score of 77% based on 11 reviews. The sequel to the heavily-hyped but critically reviled game Rise of the Robots. [23][24] During the week of April 3, 1998, the game was the third best-selling game including games from other consoles. Mossybrew Member. The realistic body damage feature also made injuries permanent in each match, which meant that arms or legs could be disabled and resulted in a lot of methodical, high-stakes showdowns. The sequel to the most original and realistic fighting game – bigger, better and more brutal than ever. It is the sequel to Bushido Blade, which had been released the previous year. [2] As in the first Bushido Blade, all of the main characters have two outfits—one for the story mode, and one for the other play modes, while unlockable fighters use a single costume for the entire game. A direct sequel, Bushido Blade 2, was released on the PlayStation a year later. It is also worth noting that the katana is the weapon highlighted by default on the sword selection screen and that the ninjas all wield katanas. The games' plot focuses on two rivaling schools: the Narukagami (good guys) and the Shainto (bad guys). Although Bushido Blade got a sequel in 1998, there hasn’t been a a game in the last 20 years that has successfully come close to matching its understated qualities and strict mechanics. If that character dies in a level, then the main character jumps in to finish it, and the story continues progressing normally. The Kagami swore fealty to the new Daimyō while the Sue were loyal to their master until the end. Another game with a related title and gameplay, Kengo: Master of Bushido, was also developed by Light Weight for the PlayStation 2. The Sue, having been defeated in battle, then lost their sacred sword the Yugiri. With reactive environments having come so far in the last ten years, Bushido Blade could easily shine bright with a modern remake. Bushido Blade completely redefines the genre of fighting games and does it with panache. But there is so much that Bushido Blade did differently in order to separate itself from more traditional fighting games.Reflecting on these differences has fueled my yearning for a new Bushido Blade.. Gone were fighting game staples like a health bar, small stages, and an emphasis on quick paced hand to hand combat. Just stop talking about remaking Bushido Blade and just say you're inspired by it. And Bushido Blade could also improve vastly on its experience with good frame rate and more interesting battlegrounds. 12 new warriors for a total of 20. And a single blow can still make the difference between life and death. Most of the playable characters from the first game have returned, including Red Shadow, Mikado, Kannuki, Tatsumi, Utsusemi, and Black Lotus (now known as Highwayman). Over the next year we watched Bushido Blade fail to muster the attention it should have - we saw the game drop its sword, fall to its knees, and cough out a crap sequel. The games' plot focuses on two rivaling schools: the Narukagami (good guys) and the Shainto (bad guys). I don't get the call for remasters of the FF XIII games. They still look great and are available on PC. A one-stop shop for all things video games. With the exception of Highwayman, they all still belong to the Narukagami clan. That was that. As part of GamesRadar's Future Games Show for the all-online Gamescom event this year, a reveal trailer was shown for a new weapon fighter called Die by the Blade. However, if the player manages to complete a level with a new character and then completes his or her story, then he or she will be unlocked in the character roster. The game also features an uncommon fighter unlocking system. Bushido Blade marked a high water point for innovation in the fighting genre. The Narukagami has its own dojo, the Meikyokan, and a secret assassin team known as Kage. 6 Remake: Bushido Blade. Related: Ghost of Tsushima Proves It's Time For A Bushido Blade Sequel. The Narukagami has its own dojo, the Meikyokan, and a secret assassin team known as Kage. While each character wields a specific weapon when fought as a boss, when played as, they can wield whichever weapon the player chooses. The conflict between the two began with the Kagami drawing the Sue off of the island and into battle. 6 fighters 8 weapons and one winner-take-all round of the fiercest combat you've ever seen on a videogame. [26], Next Generation reviewed the Japanese PlayStation version of the game, rating it five stars out of five, and stated that "kudos to Square for trying such a different approach to begin with, and for refining it in such a fearless manner. New weapons, subweapons, stances and moves. Doesn't seem to be a topic on it yet but you posted in "unreleased games" for PS4 and a generic "Bushido Blade" title, both of which would suggest a remake or sequel is actually being made which does not seem to be the case. Another game with a related title and gameplay, Kengo: Master of Bushido, was also developed by … The only new weapon available is the yari, so Bushido Blade 2 is less diverse when it comes to weapon and fighting style selection. A direct sequel, Bushido Blade 2, was released on the PlayStation a year later. Fights are described as short and intense, and the game will include a number of authentic Japanese and European weapons. ... Top Rated Lists for Bushido Blade 35 items Games that need a Remake … Remade today, Bushido Blade would be an online affair. While Kannuki, Mikado, and Tatsumi are in the starting roster and featured in the opening FMV along with Kaun, Gengoro, and Jo of the Shainto, Red Shadow, Utsusemi, and Highwayman are not and need to be unlocked. Oct 25, 2017 ... based on the PSP versions of I and II, with III finally getting a 2D remake that matches. Though director Kunihito Nakata was not involved, it was perceived as a spiritual sequel to Bushido Blade and received as a failure. It was possible to kill opponents in a single strike, depending on where they were struck and the weapon used. Movesets are tied to weapon types, not characters, which opens the door to a wide range of character customization options. A few NPCs from the first game have returned as playables, namely Sazanka, Tsubame, Katze, and Hongou. The original Bushido Blade was a masterful extension of the fighting game category, requiring more skill and boasting more innovation than any fighter I'd … Although there have been many other weapon-based fighting games in the intervening time, such as SoulCalibur and the recently revitalized Samurai Shodown, nothing has truly filled the void left by Bushido Blade in over 20 years. Bushido Blade was released in 1997 and its sequel Bushido Blade 2 was released in 1998. Playable characters are chosen from groups which represent two opposing schools of assassins, known as the Shainto and Narukagami, and are armed with swords or polearms of varying types. Bushido Blade 2 is a 3D fighting game published by Squaresoft and developed by Light Weight. A new weapon-based fighting game entitled Die by the Blade has been revealed, and it looks like a spiritual successor to the cult classic Bushido Blade. There are also two weapons that exclusive to characters from a certain school; the yari is exclusive to characters from the Shainto school, and the naginata is exclusive to characters from the Narukagami school. It was so simple but also very complex at the same time with it's combat. Two characters in Bushido Blade 2 are exceptions to the typical opponent roster: the gun-wielding Tsubame and Katze. A series of two Fighting Games released by Square Soft. Some 800 years later, the Shainto school, composed of the remaining descendants from the Sue clan, attacked the Narukagami Shintoryu, the Kagami clan dojo, at their headquarters, the Meikyokan. No life bars, no time limits, no mercy. Levels involve a pattern of fighting several generic ninja followed by a boss, who is one of the playable characters from the opposing school. 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