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Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes Pack Shot

Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes



by seanloh

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes PS3 Version guide by seanloh
|                       Table of Contents                                 |
|1)  Introduction                                                         |
|                1.1  About the author and the game                       |
|                1.2  Contact details                                     |
|                1.3  Version History                                     |
|2)  Controls                                                             |
|3)  Characters                                                           |
|                3.1    Who’s in and who’s out                            |
|                3.2    Ieyasu Tokugawa                                   |
|                3.4    Masamune Date                                     |
|                3.5    Yukimura Sanada                                   |
|                3.6    Magoichi Saica                                    |
|                3.7    Kanbe Kuroda                                      |
|                3.8    Tsuruhime                                         |
|                3.9    Yoshitsugu Otani                                  |
|                3.10   Keiji Maeda                                       |
|                3.11   Yoshihiro Shimazu                                 |
|                3.12   Motochika Chosokabe                               |
|                3.13   Kotaro Fuma                                       |
|                3.14   Motonari Mori                                     |
|                3.15   Tadakatsu Honda                                   |
|                3.16   Oichi                                             |
|                3.17   Nobunaga Oda                                      |
|                3.18   Unplayable Characters                             |
|4)  Gameplay                                                             |
|                4.1    List of stages                                    |
|                4.2    Heroes Story Guide                                |
|                4.3    In-battle                                         |
|                          4.3.1     Objective                            |
|                          4.3.2     Taking over camps                    |
|                          4.3.3     Combos and Zennys                    |
|5)  Allies (Bodyguard)                                                   |
|6)  Items and inventory                                                  |
|                6.1    Weapons                                           |
|                6.2    Accessories                                       |
|                6.3    Materials                                         |
|                6.4    Character Specific items                          |
| 7) Trophies                                                             |
| 8) More to come                                                         |
| 9) Legal Stuff and thanks.                                              |

1. Introduction
This section is about introducing the author and the game just
 as the section heading states.

 1.1  About the author and the game       
Hello! I’m seanloh and welcome to my very first FAQ that 
I have written and I hope that this guide will help you players out there
playing Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. The reason for me 
writing this guide is because when I try to find guides 
regarding this game, I couldn’t find one so I decided to have 
a go and write it myself.

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is a hack and slash game by Capcom 
which I regard it as the equivalent of Samurai Warriors by KOEI 
with a Capcom flair to it. This game focuses on the build up to the 
Battle of Sekigahara in the year 1600 and begins from the 
Battle of Odawara Castle. As such, some of the characters 
will not return as they are confirmed dead during the storyline. 

 1.2  Contact Details  
My email is [email protected] I welcome any comments you may have 
regarding my guide, tips and even criticisms as well. As this is my 
first guide, it might not be very good and I would appreciate it if
you would help me with some issues and questions that I might have 
regarding this game. You may also contact me 
through Facebook. My facebook name is Sean ‘Dominage’ Loh.

 1.3  Version History
Version 0.1- Began the guide of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Version 0.2- Completed the trophy section

2. Controls
Here is a list of the controls in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes by default.
Square button –- Attack/ Normal Art
Triangle button –- Special Art
Circle button --  Basara Art
X button --  Jump
L1 button --  Block
L2 button –- Enter Hero Time
R1 button –- Special Art
R2 button –- 
L1 + Analog stick/ directional button – Evade
Circle button in Hero Time – Ultimate Basara art
Start button – Pause
Select button – Taunt

3. Characters    

3.1  Who’s in and who’s out
As the game focuses on the events of Odawara to Sekigahara, 
some characters are confirm dead 
during the storyline. However, the game also introduces 
new characters. Below is a list of characters 
in the game and those that will not appear.
*denotes new characters
<Playable Characters:>
Ieyasu Tokugawa (Revamped)   Mitsunari Ishida*         Masamune Date
Yukimura Sanada              Magoichi Saica*           Kanbe Kuroda*
Tsuruhime*                   Yoshitsugu Otani*         Keiji Maeda
Yoshihiro Shimazu            Motochika Chosokabe       Kotaro Fuma 
Motonari Mori                Tadakatsu Honda                
Oichi (New Moveset)          Nobunaga Oda (New Moveset)

<Unique non-playable characters>
Hideaki Kobayakawa*          Tenkai*                   Yoshiaki Mogami*
Kojuro Katakura              Sasuke Sarutobi           Kenshin Uesugi
Kasuga                       Toshiie Maeda             Matsu
Ujimasa Hojo                 Sorin Otomo*              Muneshige Tachibana*

<Area Warlords- All are NEW Characters>
Harumasa Nanbu               Yoshishige Satake         Hirotsuna Utsunomiya
Haruhisa Amago               Yoritsuna Anegakoji

<Cut characters from previous games>
Nouhime                      Ranmaru Mori              Mitsuhide Akechi
Zabii/ Xavi                  Shingen Takeda            Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Hanbei Takenaka              Musashi Miyamoto          Itsuki
Hisahide Matsunaga           Nagamasa Azai             Yoshimoto Imagawa
Kennyo Honganji     

The next section will is about information of the playable characters 
in the game. Below is a sample of how the format will look like.
3.X  Name of character
Force                                          Element:  
Weapon :                                       Title:  
How to unlock: 
Chr info:  
Special Art 
Super Art

3.2  Ieyasu Tokugawa
Force:  Ieyasu’s Forces                        Element:  Light
Weapon : Brass Knuckles                        Title:  Eastern Saviour
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Supreme Commander of the Eastern Army. Was taken in as an
          apprentice by Hideyoshi Toyotomi after being defeated. Rebelled 
          against and killed Hideyoshi because he did not agree with his 
          plan to take Japan by force. Fights to unify Japan through peace 
          and bonds.

3.3  Mitsunari Ishida
Force:  Mitsunari’s Forces                     Element:  Shadow
Weapon: Katana                                 Title: Seeker of Vengeance
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Supreme Commander of the Western Army. His former master, 
          Hideyoshi Toyotomi, remains his role model to this day. He is 
          fueled by rage and the desire to get revenge on Ieyasu Tokugawa
          for killing Hideyoshi.

3.4  Masamune Date
Force:  Masamune’s Forces                      Element:   Lightning
Weapon:  Sword/ Six Claws                      Title:  Chief of Oshu
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Charismatic young leader of Oshu. Trying to unify Japan with his
          Right-hand man, Kojuro Katakura. Was one thoroughly defeated by 
          Mitsunari’s Forces, which led to the weakening of Oshu’s power.
          He is going after Mitsunari Ishida in order to win his pride back.

3.5  Yukimura Sanada
Force:  Shingen’s Forces                       Element:  Fire
Weapon: Dual Spears                            Title:  Spear of Divine Rule
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Leader of Shingen’s forces. Was given this duty because Shingen 
          Takeda is ill. Doing all that he can in order to bring Shingen’s 
          dreams to fruition. Has a rivalry with Ieyasu Tokugawa that will 
          come to a conclusion soon

3.6  Magoichi Saica
Force:  Saica Faction                           Element:  Fire
Weapon: Guns                                    Title: Bird of Paradise
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Third leader of the Saica Faction, a mercenary faction. Doesn’t 
          care for money, and only has the Saica Faction take on jobs that
          will improve their status and standing in Japan. Each member of 
          the faction is unified by a deep bond.

3.7  Kanbe Kuroda
Force:  Kanbe’s Forces                          Element:  Wind
Weapon:  Chain Ball                             Title: Inadequate Tactician
How to unlock: Available from the start
Chr info: Former member of Hideyoshi’s forces. Was driven away south by 
          Mitsunari Ishida after his plans to take over Japan by himself 
          were discovered. Attempting to use the turmoil spreading across
          Japan to take over.

3.8  Tsuruhime
Force:  Iyokono Forces                          Element:  Ice
Weapon:  Bow and Arrow                          Title: Innocent Dreamer
How to unlock: Clear Heroes story with Ieyasu Tokugawa 
Chr info: Seer with the power of prophercy. Raised as a miko of Kono. 
          Doesn’t know the evils of the world since she spent her whole 
          life tucked away in Kono. Left to go protect her home and its
          neighbouring seas that have been affected by the war.

3.9  Yoshitsugu Otani
Force:  Mitsunari’s Forces                      Element:  Shadow
Weapon: Beads                                   Title: Sky Watcher
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Mitsunari Ishida  
Chr info: Friend of Mitsunari Ishida. Helping to keep the Western Army
          inline as Mitsunari is blinded by revenge. Driven mad by his
          illness, he wants to bring bad fortune that equals his own to 
          everyone in the world.

3.10  Keiji Maeda
Force:  Kenshin’s Forces                        Element:  Wind  
Weapon: ???                                     Title: Vagabond
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Masamune Date 
Chr info: Carefree and thoughtful friend of Kenshin Uesugi. Nephew of 
          Toshiie Maeda and Matsu. Trying to spend his day as quietly as
          Possible while serving Kenshin after the death of Hideyoshi 
          Toyotomi. Has a grudge with Ieyasu Tokugawa for killing Hideyoshi.

3.11  Yoshihiro Shimazu
Force:  Yoshihiro’s Forces                     Element:  Lightning
Weapon: Greatsword                             Title: Beast 
How to unlock: Clear Heroes story with Kanbe Kuroda 
Chr info:  Great warrior and master of the Jigen-ryu. Feared across the
           Country for his powerful single blade attacks. Looked up to by 
           many young warriors, he has decided to join the fight in order 
           to help create a new Japan for the new generation

3.12  Motochika Chosokabe
Force:  Motochika’ forces                      Element:  Fire
Weapon: Anchor                                 Title: King of the Seas 
How to unlock: Clear Heroes story with Magoichi Saika 
Chr info:  Pirate that resides in Shikoku. Successfully defended Shikoku
           from Hideyoshi Toyotomi, but failed when Ieyasu Tokugawa overran
           it later. Formed an alliance with Mitsunari Ishida after the 
           attack by Ieyasu, his former friend.  

3.13  Kotaro Fuma
Force:  Ujimasa’s forces                        Element:  Wind
Weapon : Dual ninja blades                     Title:  Wind Rider
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Yukimura Sanada 
Chr info:  Mercenary working for Ujimasa Hojo. Legendary ninja known 
           throughout the country. Nothing else is known about him as he 
           has never spoken to another. Helping complete Ujimasa’s plan to
           bring the Hojo name back to its former glory.   

3.14  Motonari Mori
Force:  Motonari’s Forces                      Element:  Light
Weapon: Ringblade                              Title: Tactful Leader 
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Tsuruhime and Motochika
Chr info:  Cold and calculating tactician who has no trouble sacrificing 
           his soldiers to win. He maintained a neutral stance until now, 
           developing his territory into a nation that rivals both Ieyasu
           Tokugawa and Mitsunari Ishida’s power.

3.15  Tadakatsu Honda
Force:  Ieyasu’ forces                         Element:  Lightning  
Weapon: Drill spear                            Title: Mighty Samurai 
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Yoshihiro and Yoshitsugu 
Chr info:  General that serves Ieyasu Tokugawa. It is said that he has 
           never been defeated by a single warrior, no matter their weapon.
           Mainly acts as Ieyasu’s guard during battle.  

3.16  Oichi
Force:  Nobunaga’s Remants                     Element: Shadow 
Weapon: Shadow Hands                           Title: Night Whisperer 
How to unlock:  Clear Heroes story with Kotaro Fuma and Keiji Maeda 
Chr info:  Younger sister of Nobunaga Oda. Was the lone survivor of the 
           Incident at Honno-ji, and returned to Nobunaga after he slayed
           her husband. This terrible act has eroded her mind, and she is 
           now wondering the land with the blackest of hearts.  

3.17  Nobunaga Oda
Force:  Nobunaga’s Forces                      Element:  Shadow  
Weapon : Sword and gun                         Title: Demon King 
How to unlock: Complete Oichi's Story once, then start again, taking the 
               Green route, following Tenkai when you reach Karasu Castle 
               stage, and the Green route, following Tenkai when you
               reach Karasu Castle stage, and killing Tenkai, and finish 
               the route. After that, go back to any cleared character and 
               look for a short grey alternate route near the end of one of
               their normal routes. Go down that route and follow the grey 
               path, and clear the Honno-ji stage to unlock Nobunaga for
Chr info:  Known as the ‘Demon King’, he was brought back from the 
           underworld by the flesh and blood of Oichi. It is unknown 
           whether he is being controlled or acting on his own volition.  

4. Gameplay
This section will cover some aspects on the gameplay 
that this awesome game provides.

4.1 List of stages
This section will cover the 38 stages available in the game. I will 
include the enemy commander, other notable generals and the
bonus objective with the amount of EXP given.

< 1. Mount Osore >
Commander: Harumasa Nanbu (Shadow)
Bonus EXP: 1)

< 2. Headstrong at Kubota >
Commander: Yoshishige Satake
Bonus EXP: 1)

< 3. Siege of Hasedo >
Commander: Yoshiaki Mogami (Ice)
Machines:  Drillatron
Bonus EXP: 1)

5. Allies (Bodyguard)
This section will provide information about the allies available 
in the game, their description and their assist abilities. 
I will only list out abilities with max confidence as I have maxed out 
most of mine when writing this guide. There are 100 in all.

6. Items and inventory
This section will list out the items available in the game. This includes 
the weapons, accessories, materials and character specific items. 
I will also list out the description and the way to obtain it.

7. Trophies and achievement
In my opinion, this is what that makes you want to play the game to 
the very fullest as these trophies will provide an incentive for you 
to complete the game a 100%. I will list out 
the trophy name, the way to get it and some tips if available.
In alphabetical order:

< 1. Army Annihilator (Bronze) >
     Complete Heroes' Story while defeating over 5,000 enemies. 

< 2. BASARA Fan (Bronze) >
     Finish a battle with a BASARA/Ultimate BASARA Art. 

< 3. BASARA Freak (Bronze) >
     Complete Heroes' Story while finishing every battle with 
     BASARA/Ultimate BASARA Arts.

< 4. Beast (Bronze) >
     Complete Heroes' Story with Yoshihiro Shimazu. 

< 5. Beloved General (Bronze) >
     Have "Support Beam" equipped for a whole battle.

< 6. Better Than the Best (Silver) >
     Complete Heroes' Story on Hard while not equipping 
     Accessories on your Default Weapon(1st Weapon) 

< 7. Bird of Paradise (Bronze) >
     Complete Heroes' Story with Magoichi Saica. 

< 8. Bounty Hunter (Silver) >
     KO Every Fugitive with a Single Hero 

< 9. Chief of Oshu (Bronze) >
     Complete Heroes' Story with Masamune Date. 

< 10. Combo Master (Bronze) >
      Perform a 2,000 hit combo for the first time. 

< 11. Comeback Kid (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle with an Ultimate BASARA Art 
      while your health is low (5,000 health points or less). 

< 12. Complete Victor (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with all of the heroes. 
< 13. Considerate Commander (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle without breaking a single basket. 

< 14. Demon King (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Nobunaga Oda 

< 15. Eastern Savior (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Ieyasu Tokugawa. 

< 16. Fashionista (Silver) >
      Acquire Every Accessory 

< 17. Fearless Shogun (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story on Hard difficulty. 
< 18. Frenzied Fighter (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story while performing 
      a combo of 500 hits or higher. 
      Note: You have to achieve 500 combos in EVERY Heroes story stages

< 19. Frenzy Noob (Bronze) >
      Perform a 500 hit combo for the first time. 

< 20. Good Friend (Gold) >
      Recruit Every Ally 

< 21. Good Parent (Gold) >
      Level Up every Hero to their Maximum Level 

< 22. Gourmet Shogun (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle after eating 25 rice balls. 

< 23. Hawk Eye (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle with a parry. 
< 24. Hit Count Hero (Bronze) >
      Perform a 10,000 hit combo for the first time.
      Tip: Recommended stage to get this trophy is 'Sekigahara- Intrusion'
           What I would do is to get into Hero Time and start to defeat 
           the enemies. While in Hero Time, the combo count would not reset
           and KOing enemies will extend the duration of Hero Time. 
           By doing this, you should get the trophy.
           Note that 1 bonus of this stage is acheiving 10000 hits.

< 25. Horseman (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle on horseback. 

< 26. Humble Samurai (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story on Easy difficulty. 

< 27. Hundred Hour Hero (Bronze) >
      Play for 100 Hours 

< 28. Inadequate Tactician (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Kanbe Kuroda 

< 29. Innocent Dreamer (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Tsuruhime 

< 30. King of the Seas (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Motochika Chosokabe. 

< 31. Lover of the Fight (Bronze) >
      Complete all 38 battles. 

< 32. Man of Morals (Silver) >
      Complete Heroes' Story while defeating less than 100 Enemies 

< 33. Mighty Samurai (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Tadakatsu Honda. 

< 34. Millionaire (Silver) >
      Reach a Balance of 1,000,000 Zennys 

< 35. Night Whisperer (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Oichi. 

< 36. One Trick Samurai (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story while using 
      only Normal Art combos in at least one battle 

< 37. One Trick Shogun (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story while using only 
      BASARA/Ultimate BASARA Arts in at least one battle. 

< 38. Pack Rat (Bronze) >
      Acquire every material. 

< 39. Peaceful Soul (Bronze) >
      Have "Sunglasses" equipped for a whole battle 

< 40. Proud Daimyo (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story on Normal difficulty. 

< 41. Samurai Hero (Platinum) >
      Acquire all Trophies in the game 

< 42. Seeker of Vengeance (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Mitsunari Ishida. 

< 43. Sideline General (Bronze) >
      Have "Hairs of Encouragement" equipped for a whole battle 

< 44. Singing Samurai (Bronze) >
      Have either "Lute" or "Koto" equipped for a whole battle. 

< 45. Sky Watcher (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Yoshitsugu Otani 

< 46. Slots Samurai (Bronze) >
      Have "Big Bucks Wallet" equipped for a whole battle. 

< 47. Smooth Operator (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story while taking no damage in at least one battle.

< 48. Spear of Divine Rule (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Yukimura Sanada.  

< 49. Steel Liver Samurai (Bronze) >
      Finish a battle after drinking 15 drinks. 

< 50. Tactful Leader (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Motonari Mori 

< 51. Treasure Hunter (Bronze) >
      Acquire a combination of 24 or more 
      hatena boxes and weapons from one battle. 

< 52. Vagabond (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Keiji Maeda. 

< 53. War Vet (Bronze) >
      Complete 100 battles 

< 54. Weapon Retailer (Silver) >
      Acquire Every Weapon in the Game 

< 55. Wind Rider (Bronze) >
      Complete Heroes' Story with Kotaro Fuma. 

8. Legal stuff and thanks
This guide is and SHOULD be found at the following websites

This document is Copyright 2010 Sean Loh. All rights reserved. If you want 
to post this guide on your website, please give me an email and ask for 
permission. Thank you.

I would like to thank 
Capcom- For making this wonderful game and also making it in English
Masterwiki-  For providing crucial information for me to write the guide
Gamefaqs- For letting me post this guide.
Gamefaqs board- For also providing me with crucial info.

Also a big thank you for reading my guide and hope that you enjoyed 
this awesome game as much as I did. 
Do also look out for updates to this guide in the future.