Translation Guide (JIS) by BlackKite
Sengoku Basara 2 on SuperCheats.com
~戦国BASARA2~
Sengoku BASARA 2
Translation Guide
by BlackKite/The Giant Hoeruo (raijinno1x10n (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Version: 1.0

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I. Version History
II. Introduction
III. Translations
 1. Main Menu
 2. Character Selection
 3. Pre-Battle Menu
 4. Pause Menu
 5. Stage List
IV. Frequently Asked Questions
V. Copyright
VI. Credits

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I. VERSION HISTORY
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V 1.0 (27 October 2006)
Guide Made

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II. INTRODUCTION
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This is the Sengoku BASARA 2 Translation Guide made by BlackKite aka.
The Giant Hoeruo at GameFAQs Boards. This guide is made to help import gamers
who play Sengoku BASARA 2, a hack'n'slash game made by Capcom, which is
available only in Japan.

This guide contains Japanese text which is saved in the Shift-JIS format,
so in order to be able to show the Japanese text, you need to change your
browser encoding to Japanese (Shift-JIS).

This is the first guide/FAQ I have ever made, so I apologize if there are
any formatting mistakes. (^_^;)

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III. TRANSLATIONS
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First things first, remember the two most basic things in Japanese games:
1. はい (Hai) means Yes, and いいえ (Iie) means No.
2. Circle button is used to confirm things instead of Cross in NA games,
   and Cross button to cancel things instead of Triangle.

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1. Main Menu
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After seeing the Capcom logo, Dolby Digital etc. and either watching or
skipping the opening movie which has the song "DIVE into YOURSELF" sung by
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, a huge Sengoku BASARA 2 logo should appear.
Press Start, and you'll enter the main menu. The Menu is listed as below.
For more details regarding the modes, please check their respective submenus.

ストーリー Story Mode
天下統一 Unification Mode
自由合戦 Free Battle Mode
大武闘会 Daibutoukai Mode*
ギャラリー Gallery
各種設定 Options

*Daibutoukai Mode is available only after you have cleared Story Mode once
with anyone.

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1a. ストーリー Story Mode
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Story Mode is the mode where you can watch the story of a character by
playing through 5 to 6 stages with that character.

Once you select this mode, you will be brought to the character selection
screen (See the "2. Character Selection" section for more details).
After watching or skipping the opening movie and storytelling, you will then
enter the Pre-Battle Menu (See the "3. Pre-Battle Menu" section).

Once you have finished the last stage, you will be able to watch or skip
the character's ending movie, then the credit roll which has the song "Brave"
sung by Van Tomiko-san (ex-Do As Infinity vocalist FYI, J-Pop fans).
The game will then inform you if you have unlocked new things, and ask you
to save the game.

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1b. 天下統一 Unification Mode
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The "Unify Japan" mode that was in SB1 has been brought back here. The
system itself is similar to the prequel... with a couple of additions.

The clans now have specific treasures that will be determined randomly when
you start the mode. The treasures could be gold, experience points, and even
item and weapon boxes.

Once you have gone through the character selection screen, you will be taken
to the map of Japan (minus Hokkaido) where other clan's treasures are being
determined. Press circle to stop the treasure shuffle.

Now you can select a clan to conquer. But before that, in case you want to
recheck the treasure locations, press R1 to do so. Pressing R1 again will
show you the level of the treasures, and pressing the button once again will
take you back to the battle selection screen.

You can also press L1 to see the treasures you have gotten. Press the button
once again to return.

After selecting the region you wish to conquer, you then go to the usual
pre-battle menu and the battle itself. After the battle ends with your
victory, you may take the enemy clan's treasure. If the clan has more than 1
kind of treasure, you have to pick only one of them, and all the other
treasure will be forgotten.

Note that during this mode, there is a chance that the annoying kid
Miyamoto Musashi will start an uproar on your region, and you will have to
fight him on a timed one-on-one duel at Ganryujima. You don't have to
win this battle, but if you do, you may get extra money, the amount
of which depends on how long you beat Musashi.

Once you have completed the unification, you will open the treasures you've
gained during the campaign. After that, you will see a short resume of your
campaign with "DIVE into YOURSELF" as BGM. Then, before the game asks you
to save, you will be informed of new Titles you've acquired. Titles are
special accomplishments while doing the mode, for example: Taking no damage
in a stage, eating a number of recovery items, finishing the stage with a
Basara attack, and so on. There is already a Titles FAQ made by HonooNoYari.
Check it out if you want to know more about Titles. :)

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1c. 自由合戦 Free Battle Mode
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This is the mode where you can play as any characters on any stages you have
played at. After selecting your character, you will then enter the stage
selection screen (See the "5. Stage List" section). After that, you will
access the Pre-Battle menu before going into battle.

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1d. 大武闘会 Daibutoukai Mode
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aka Tournament Mode. After going through the usual character selection and
pre-battle menus, you'll be placed in a circular arena where there are just
you, your opponents, and spectators cheering for everyone at the stands.

The objective of this mode is to win 100 stages. And the reward? None other
than the coolest, biggest and strongest 8th weapon. You can also get the
last (3rd) armor by finishing 50 stages.

After beating 10 stages, the game will ask you whether you want to continue
the mode or not. If you choose no, the game will ask you to save your game
so that you can continue the mode later on.

After you have beaten a stage, you will earn experience points. If you don't
stop the game and continue on, the experience you'll get will be much higher.
However, if you are defeated, all the things you have gotten are lost and you
have to start again from the last stage you saved at.

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1e. ギャラリー Gallery
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This is where you can see the artistic side of this game, as well as your
accomplishments in the game. There are 6 sections in the Gallery.

キャラクター紹介 Character Introduction
ムービー Movie
音楽 Song
戦国豆知識 Sengoku Trivia
戦歴 Game History
称号 Title
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キャラクター紹介 Character Introduction
Here, you will see the in-game biography of a character. you can also hear
some of their quotes here.
NPC characters also have their pages here. To make them appear, you need
to defeat the NPC in a battle.
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ムービー Movie
You can watch the movies you have seen earlier, including the game opening
movie and the credit roll.
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音楽 Song
You can listen to the BGMs you have heard in the game.
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戦国豆知識 Sengoku Trivia
In this section, you can read the historical description of battles featured
in this game.. Of course, if you fully understand Japanese language.
Here is the list of real battles featured in Sengoku BASARA 2, listed in
the same way as the game's default sorting order.

春日山城 Kasugayama Castle
[Uesugi's Castle]

厳島の戦い Battle of Itsukushima
[Mouri vs. Sue, October 1555]

桶狭間の合戦 Battle of Okehazama
[Oda vs. Imagawa, 19 June 1560]

川中島の合戦 Battle of Kawanakajima
[Takeda vs. Uesugi, 1554-1564]

稲葉山城の戦い Battle of Inabayama Castle
[Oda vs. Saitou, 1567]

姉川の戦い Battle of Anegawa
[Oda-Tokugawa vs. Azai-Asakura, 30 July 1570]

三方ヶ原の戦い Battle of Mikatagahara
[Takeda vs. Tokugawa, 6 January 1573]

長篠の合戦 Battle of Nagashino
[Oda-Tokugawa vs. Takeda, 29 June 1575]

木津川合戦 Battle of Kizugawa
[Oda vs. Mouri-Honganji, 1578]

石山本願寺の戦い Battle of Ishiyama Honganji
[Oda vs. Honganji, 1570-1580]

備中高松城の戦い Battle of Bittchu Takamatsu Castle
[Oda vs. Mouri, April-June 1582]

安土城 Azuchi Castle
[Oda's Castle]

本能寺の変 The Honnouji Incident
[Akechi vs. Oda, 21 June 1582]

山崎の戦い Battle of Yamazaki
[Hashiba vs. Akechi, 2 July 1582]

賎ヶ岳の戦い Battle of Shizugatake
[Hashiba vs. Shibata, May 1583]

四国征伐 Shikoku Conquest
[Toyotomi vs. Chousokabe, May 1584]

戸次川の戦い Battle of Hetsugigawa
[Shimazu vs. Toyotomi, January 1587]

摺上原の戦い Battle of Suriagehara
[Date vs. Ashina, 5 June 1589]

小田原攻め Attacking Odawara
[Toyotomi vs. Hojo, June-August 1590]

第二次上田城合戦 2nd Battle of Ueda Castle
[Sanada vs. Tokugawa, 12 October 1600]

関ヶ原の戦い Battle of Sekigahara
[East (Tokugawa) vs. West (Toyotomi), 21 October 1600]

長谷堂城の戦い Battle of Hasedou Castle
[Date-Mogami vs. Uesugi, September 1600]

巌流島の決闘 Duel at Ganryujima
[Miyamoto Musashi vs. Sasaki Kojirou, 14 April 1612]

大阪冬の陣 Osaka Winter Campaign
[Tokugawa vs. Toyotomi, November 1614 - January 1615]

大阪夏の陣 Osaka Summer Campaign 
[Tokugawa vs. Toyotomi, 28 May - 3 June 1615]

And yes, 戦い Tatakai and 合戦 Gassen mean the same: Battle.
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戦歴 Game History
Here you can see the records on your game.
There are 3 records you can see after entering this section, and 2 more
(Daibutoukai-specific) after pressing L1 or R1 button.

The First 3 Records

1. Most Used Characters
Self Explanatory, this shows you how many times you have used a character.
One battle counts as one.

2. Character KO Count
Counts all the number of enemies the character has beaten from the first
time you play as him/her until the moment you're seeing the record.

3. Highest Combo
Records 10 of your highest combo number with the character, stage location
and difficulty.

The 2 Daibutoukai Records

1. Number of Stages Completed
Self Explanatory, Number of stages completed by the character. When the
character has cleared the mode, it will change to "All Completed."

2. Highest Win Streak
Shows the highest number of stage clearing streak without even stopping
the mode.
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称号 Title
In this last section, you can check all the titles you have acquired from
the Unification Mode.

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1f. 各種設定 Options
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Self Explanatory.. This is the place where you can change controller
configuration, sound volumes, and such.
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~Left Part (Game Options)~

Vibration: Turns controller vibration ON or OFF
Default is ON

Camera: Set the direction when moving camera with right analog in NORMAL or
        REVERSE way
Default is NORMAL

Guard Button: Changes the way the character behaves when you press Guard
              Button while moving: GUARD or EVADE
Default is GUARD

Life Gauge: Turns the life gauge at top of enemy soldiers & generals and
            ally generals ON or OFF
Default is ON

Sound: Changes Sound Mode to STEREO, MONO, or DOLBY PRO LOGIC II
Default is STEREO

BGM: Turns the BGM Volume from 0 to 10
Default is 8

SE: Turns the Sound Effect Volume from 0 to 10
Default is 8

Voice: Turns the Voice Volume from 0 to 10
Default is 8

Save: Saves current game
Note that if you already have a save, the game will ask you once again to
overwrite. This applies anywhere you're going to save.

Load: Loads last save

Back to Default: Returns all selections to Default Settings.
Once you have done, press Start.
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~Right Part (Controller Configuration)~
To change the button assignment, highlight the command first then press the
button you want to assign to the command.
Just like in the left part, the bottom part is to return to Default Settings,
and when you are done, press Start.

Normal Attack: The usual normal attack string
Default is SQUARE

Skill Attack: Unleashes activated skill
Default is TRIANGLE

Basara Attack: Unleashes Basara attack once the Basara gauge is full
Default is CIRCLE

Jump: Self Explanatory
Default is CROSS

Skill Change: Changes the activated skill
Default is L1

Battle Drive: Activates Battle Drive Mode once the Drive Bar has lit up
Default is L2

Guard: Self Explanatory. Pressing a direction while guarding will make the
       character roll/sidestep to that direction
Default is R1

Fix Camera Position: Returns Camera Position to back of the character
Default is R2

Taunt: Self Explanatory
Default is SELECT

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2. Character Selection
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After selecting a mode, you will be brought to this menu, where you can
select your character. Scroll through the characters while seeing their
current level and stats, and when you have made a decision, press Circle.
After selecting the character, a set of choices should appear. This is where
you can set the game difficulty.

ふつう Normal
難しい Hard
究極 Ultimate/Extreme*

*The Ultimate/Extreme difficulty is available only after you have cleared
Story or Unification Mode on Hard difficulty once with anyone. 

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3. Pre-Battle Menu
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Before going into battle, you will be first taken to this briefing menu,
where you can prepare your character. There are 4 sections here.

出陣 Depart
装備 Equipment
買物 Shop
布陣 Formation
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出陣 Depart
This section shows the winning and losing condition, as well as close-up of
the enemy leader(s). Press Circle here to start the battle, but the game will
ask you first if you're really ready, so you won't regret going into battle
with wrong equipments. :)
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装備 Equipment
In this section, you can change your character's equipments. You can change
these equipments:
固有技 Skill
武器 Weapon
防具 Armor
アイテム Item*
衣装 Costume**

*At first, you can only equip 3 items, but as your character level up, he/she
will be able to equip up to 5 items.
**The Costume Change menu is available only after you have gotten
the character's second costume, which is obtained by clearing
Unification mode with the same character.
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買物 Shop
This is where you use your gold you have acquired from battle to buy
various things. The shop sells not only items, but also other things like:

元気ごはん Energetic Rice
Raises your HP by 1000

力うどん Power Noodle
Raises your Attack Power by 60

頑固せんべい Obstinacy Ricecookie
Raises your Defense Power by 40
(You can only buy 10 of the above foods, and the price increases as you buy
more: 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 10000, 20000.)

3rd Weapon
Has the elemental attribute. Sold for 8000 Gold.

5th Weapon (Unlocked after beating Story/Unification with anyone once)
Makes the Basara gauge fill quicker. Sold for 27000 Gold.

7th Weapon (Unlocked after beating Story/Unification with anyone on Hard once)
The infamous Joke Weapon. Increases Critical Hit rate. Sold for 70000 Gold.

1st Armor
Prolongs chance time of Parrying*. Sold for 10000 Gold.
*Parrying is a technique done by guarding just before an enemy attack hits you.
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布陣 Formation
This opens up the stage map, filled with the starting position of
the generals in the stage.
The white arrow is your character.
Blue circles are your ally generals.
Red circles are your enemy generals.
The red helmet is the enemy leader.
Green boxes are gates.
Yellow crosses are the location of the stage's mission objective.
It also shows the information on named enemy generals taking place on
the stage, as well as some other tidbits like the element of generals,
appearance of horses, traps, cannons, etc.

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4. Pause Menu
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While you're in a battle, press Start button to bring up the Pause Menu.

Here you can see the enlarged map, review winning and losing conditions,
and check the amount of KOs and acquired treasures, time elapsed, and
highest combo number. On the bottom right of the screen, there are 3 choices.

Options: Access the Options Menu.
Restart: Takes you back to Pre-Battle Menu and restarts the stage.
Return to Title: Self Explanatory. Returns to the Title Screen.

Press Start again to return to battle.

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5. Stage List
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For those who are confused about which one is which stage, I have made this
stage list, complete with the Kanji texts, so you can match it with the one
on your TV screen. It is sorted in the same way as the game's default
sorting order.

姉川蹂躙戦 Anegawa Infringement Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Azai Nagamasa

稲葉山城の戦い Battle of Inabayama Castle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Takenaka Hanbei

上田城出撃戦 Ueda Castle Sortie Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Tokugawa Ieyasu

上田城電撃戦 Ueda Castle Blitzkrieg Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Sanada Yukimura

小田原急襲戦 Odawara Infiltration Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Hojo Ujimasa

小田原潜入戦 Odawara Raid Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Hojo Ujimasa

ザビー教追放戦 Zabii's Sect Banishment Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Zabii

長谷堂城突破戦 Hasedou Castle Breakthrough Battle
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Date Masamune

前田家家中戦 Maeda Clan Feud
Difficulty: 1
Boss: Maeda Toshiie & Matsu

桶狭間影武者戦 Okehazama Decoy Battle
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Imagawa Yoshimoto

巌島の戦い Battle of Itsukushima
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Mouri Motonari

川中島会戦 Engagement at Kawanakajima
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Takeda Shingen

川中島渡河戦 Kawanakajima River Crossing Battle
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Uesugi Kenshin

最北端一揆勃発 North Point Ikki Outbreak
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Itsuki

賎ヶ岳湖畔戦 Shizugatake Lake Shore Battle
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Maeda Toshiie & Matsu

瀬戸内海戦 Inland Sea Battle
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Toyotomi Hideyoshi

熱血!上田城 Hot Blood - Ueda Castle
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Sanada Yukimura

本願寺黄金伝説 Honganji Golden Legend
Difficulty: 2
Boss: Honganji Kennyo

春日山忍法帖 Kasugayama Ninja Arts Book
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Uesugi Kenshin

最南端灼熱戦 South Point Incandescence Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Shimazu Yoshihiro

四国重騎戦 Shikoku Heavy Cavalry Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Chousokabe Motochika

高松城上陸戦 Takamatsu Castle Landing Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Mouri Motonari

長篠騎馬特攻戦 Nagashino Cavalry Suicide Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Oda Nobunaga

長篠銃撃戦 Nagashino Gunning Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Takeda Shingen & Sanada Yukimura

農村防衛戦 Farm Village Defense Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Oda Nobunaga

長谷堂城猛追戦 Hasedou Castle Hot Chase Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Maeda Keiji

本能寺乱入戦 Honnouji Interruption Battle
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Oda Nobunaga vs. Akechi Mitsuhide (3-way battle)

三方ヶ原の攻防 Offense and Defense at Mikatagahara
Difficulty: 3
Boss: Tokugawa Ieyasu

厳島奪還戦 Itsukushima Recovery Battle
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Chousokabe Motochika

稲葉山策略戦 Inabayama Tactic Battle
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Takenaka Hanbei

大阪冬の陣 Osaka Winter Campaign
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Toyotomi Hideyoshi

京都けんか祭 Kyoto Quarrel Festival
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Maeda Keiji

ザビー城脱出計画 Zabii's Castle Escape Plan
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Zabii

賎ヶ岳の戦い Battle of Shizugatake
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Maeda Toshiie, Keiji & Matsu

本能寺暗殺行 Assassination at Honnouji
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Oda Nobunaga

本能寺の変 The Honnouji Incident
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Akechi Mitsuhide

三方ヶ原逆襲戦 Mikatagahara Counterattack Battle
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Takeda Shingen

山崎布陣戦 Yamazaki Formation Battle
Difficulty: 4
Boss: Akechi Mitsuhide

安土頂城戦 Obtaining Azuchi Castle
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Oda Nobunaga

大阪夏の陣 Osaka Summer Campaign
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Tokugawa Ieyasu & Date Masamune

川中島の合戦 地 Battle of Kawanakajima - Earth
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Takeda Shingen

川中島の合戦 天 Battle of Kawanakajima - Sky
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Uesugi Kenshin

巌流島の決闘 Duel at Ganryujima
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Miyamoto Musashi

宿命!川中島の合戦 Destiny - Battle of Kawanakajima
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Takeda Shingen vs. Uesugi Kenshin (3-way battle)

摺上原双竜陣 Suriagehara Double Dragon Formation
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Date Masamune

関ヶ原の戦い Battle of Sekigahara
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Tokugawa Ieyasu & Honda Tadakatsu

蒼紅一騎討ち Azure-Crimson Duel
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Sanada Yukimura

本能寺最終決戦 Final Decisive Battle at Honnouji
Difficulty: 5
Boss: Oda Nobunaga

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V. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: Is this game available for two players?
A: No. This game is only for one player.

Q: How do I set the difficulty?
A: See the "2. Character Selection" section.

Q: I have unlocked someone's alternate costume. How do I change his/her
   costume?
A: See the "3. Pre-Battle Menu" section.

Q: Is there a way to play as Tokugawa Ieyasu, Hojo Ujimasa, Imagawa Yoshimoto,
   Katakura Kojuurou, Fuuma Kotarou, Azai Nagamasa, Oichi and Honganji Kennyo?
A: No. They are supposed to be NPCs, just like Motochika and Motonari were
   in SB1. Of course, you can try and search for codes to 'play' as them
   in Google or any other search engines.

Q: Will this game be brought overseas, either keeping the same game or
   making a Devil Kings 2?
A: Nobody knows. There hasn't been any announcements from Capcom by the time
   I wrote this guide. Maybe they may just decide not to bring SB2 overseas,
   but who knows?

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V. COPYRIGHT
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Sengoku BASARA 2 is a trademark of Capcom and Copyright 2006 Capcom.

This Sengoku BASARA 2 Translation Guide is Copyright 2006 BlackKite
(The Giant Hoeruo at GameFAQs Boards). 
Feel free to distribute this guide as long as:
1. No parts of the guide are altered
2. Proper credit is given
3. This guide is shared for free (no money involved at all)

However, I will only post up-to-date versions on GameFAQs
(http://www.gamefaqs.com)

If you have any questions about this guide or the game, you can contact me
by either:
1. E-mailing me (E-mail address provided at the top of the guide); or
2. Posting at the GameFAQs Sengoku BASARA 2 Board.
However, I do not recommend contacting with e-mail, as I don't open my
e-mail often. So please use the latter method. :)

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VI. CREDITS
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Thanks to:
God, for creating me
My Parents, for conceiving me
Me, for creating this guide. :p
Capcom, for creating the stylish Sengoku BASARA series
CJayC, for putting this guide at his site, GameFAQs
Guys at 2ch Historical Game BBS (http://game10.2ch.net/gamehis/), for being
the fastest source of SB2 information
Guys at GameFAQs & KOEI Warriors (http://koeiwarriors.simgames.net) forums,
for sharing SB2 tidbits
DDT213, for helping out at the Options
And last but not least, You, for reading this guide. :)