******************************************* * * * SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 - Kenshin Uesugi FAQ * * Created by Mythril Wyrm * * Version 1.13 * * * ******************************************* Table of Contents I. Update History II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer III. About Kenshin Uesugi IV. Unlocking Kenshin V. Using Kenshin A. Vital statistics 1. Initial 2. Maximum 3. Titles B. Moveset 1. Regular attacks 2. Charge attacks 3. Mounted attacks 4. Special attacks 5. Musou attacks C. Maximizing Kenshin's effectiveness D. Kenshin's Story Mode 1. Kawanakajima 2. Village Rescue 3. Melee at Nagashino 4. Battle of Tedorigawa 5. Showdown at Sekigahara 6. Kenshin's Dream: Conquest for Kyushu VI. Kenshin's Weapons A. Spiked Blade B. Seven Spirits C. Barbed Fang D. Frozen Flame 1. Obtaining the Frozen Flame 2. Is it worth using? VII. Questions & Answers VIII. Special Thanks IX. Contacting Me To skip to a specific section, press Ctrl + F, type in a section name, and press Enter. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. Update History v1.00 - Completed most sections. Will add missing information and in-depth strategies for Kenshin's Dream and 4th weapon after working with him more ex- tensively. v1.10 - Added strategies for Kenshin's Dream and 4th weapon. Updated list of sites that have permission to post this FAQ and made changes to several sections. v1.11 - Completed Kenshin's title list. Made minor changes to several sections. v1.12 - Made minor changes to a few sections. v1.13 - Made minor changes to a few sections. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer This FAQ is copyright 2006 by Devin McCain. 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I take no responsibility for any embarrassment, injuries, or deaths that result from the use of this FAQ or any of the information contained herein. If you're that stupid, it's your own damn fault. Got that? Good. Now, let's move on to the fun stuff... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. About Kenshin Uesugi The following information about Kenshin Uesugi is taken from the Sengoku-Jidai Database: "Kenshin Uesugi was one of the many powerful lords of the Sengoku-Jidai period. He is famed for his prowess on the battlefield, his military expertise, strategy and his belief in the god of war-Bishamonten. Kenshin Uesugi was known to also be an alchoholic. He never had any sons but adopted two different sons who would be his heirs. He increased trade in his provinces and encouraged business. Kenshin Uesugi was born in Echigo province and was the son of a powerful warlord. Kenshin's father died in battle, starting tumult and civil war in Echigo where Kenshin's father was ruler. Kenshin Uesugi fought with his brother in battle and won, thus recieving his fathers lands and becoming a powerful daimyo of the time. He had gained Echigo but had not completly unified it. Kenshin Uesugi's unification of Echigo was a slow process that probably was not completed till much later. Around the time Kenshin had become the new lord of Echigo, Shingen Takeda had won victories in Shinano. The two provinces (Shinano and Echigo) share a border. Shingen Takeda gained dominion over Shinano by defeating a few minor lords and then defeating Yoshioki Murakami, the leader of the powerful, local Murakami clan. The Takeda, originally situated in Kai, had expanded northwards. Kenshin watched these activities with alarm. Soon after Yoshioki Murakami was defeated, he and another lord went to Kenshin and asked him to help them against Shingen. Shingen's northward advance had worried Kenshin Uesugi and so he agreed to fight against Shingen Takeda. The two lords fought many battles at Kawanakajima though neither side gained any great advantage. After 3 battles at Kawanakajima, Kenshin Uesugi expanded his domain to include Etchu province by fighting various lords there. After this, he and Shingen Takeda fought the biggest battle they would fight, the 4th battle of Kawanakajima. Shingen won this battle but at great cost. At the beginning of the fight Shingen's brother was killed. Shingen's plan was to pincer the enemy or surround Kenshin's army. However Kenshin became aware of this and realized Shingen's strategy. He surprised Shingen and his cavalry made an effective charge against the surprised Takeda troops. Soon after Kenshin used an ingenious tactic. He used a special formation where the soldiers in the front would switch with the soldiers in back every now and then. This allowed the tired soldiers to take a break while the soldiers who had not seen action would fight on the frontlines. This was extremely effective and because of this Kenshin nearly defeated Shingen. In this battle is the tale of Kenshin riding up to Shingen and slashing at him with his sword. Shingen fended off the blows with his iron war fan or 'Tessen.' However Kenshin failed to finish Shingen off. Nobufusa Baba drove Kenshin away and Shingen made a counter-attack. The Uesugi army retreated and many soldiers drowned in a nearby river while others were cut down by Nobufusa Baba's troops and troops of other important Takeda vassals. Though Shingen and Kenshin still fought, Kenshin became concerned with fighting the Hojo. He also fought with the Ashina clan, another powerful clan of the time. Kenshin expanded his territory again but was forced to retreat when he ran short on supplies. Shingen died around the time and Kenshin reportedly wept for the loss of a good rival. Sometime later Kenshin Uesugi fought with Nobunaga Oda. He defeated Nobunaga Oda despite being outnumbered and might have further expaned into Nobunaga's lands. However Nobunaga Oda was fortunate and Kenshin Uesugi died slightly after the battle. Some say he died on a lavatory, others say he was assassinated by a ninja. However most likely he died from sickness since Nobunaga Oda persecuted ninjas. Kenshin might have become the most powerful ruler in Japan and could have lived on to defeat Nobunaga Oda perhaps had he not died." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. Unlocking Kenshin To unlock Kenshin Uesugi, you must complete the following steps: -Clear Story Mode with Yukimura Sanada to unlock Kanetsugu Naoe. -Clear Story Mode with Kanetsugu Naoe. If you start a new game with Samurai Warriors save data on your memory card, Kenshin is initially available. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- V. Using Kenshin A. Vital statistics 1. Initial Life 125 Musou 84 Attack 95 Defense 92 Ride 89 Speed 90 Dexterity 86 Luck 93 Skills: Vitality 1 (A), Fortitude 1 (A), Element 1 2. Maximum Life 314 Musou 252 Attack 198 Defense 193 Ride 176 Speed 150 Dexterity 146 Luck 187 Self Skill: Omniscience - Guard against attacks from behind. 3. Titles Lv. 1-10: Hero of Kasuga Lv. 11-20: Great Warlord Lv. 21-30: Dragon of Echigo Lv. 31-40: Bishamon Avatar Lv. 41-49: Divine Avenger Lv. 50: God of War B. Moveset 1. Regular attacks These are the attacks that are available to Kenshin Uesugi once his full combo has been unlocked. Some attacks will vary if his full combo has not yet been unlocked. S - A right-to-left downward slash. SS - A left-to-right upward slash. SSS - A straight thrust. SSSS - A left-to-right upward slash. +SSSS - A right-to-left downward slash followed by two sword twirls and a spinning slash. Available at Level 4. +SSSSSSSS - A right-to-left downward slash followed by a left-to-right slash, a right-to-left downward slash, four sword twirls, and a a spinning slash. Available at Level 13. X + S - A left-to-right slash. Dash attack - A left-to-right slash. 2. Charge attacks T - Kenshin fires a blast of divine energy that circles clockwise around him, launching the enemy into the air. It then explodes, knocking the enemy away. ST - Kenshin slashes upward, launching the enemy into the air. SST - Kenshin does a right-to-left upward slash that stuns the enemy. SSST - Kenshin swings his sword to produce a wave of energy that knocks away all surrounding enemies. SSSST - Kenshin slams his sword into the ground, creating a shockwave that launches enemies in a small area in front of him into the air. Available at Level 7. SSSSST - Kenshin dashes forward at high speed, stunning all enemies he strikes and breaking the guard of blocking enemies. Available at Level 10. SSSSSST - Kenshin grabs one enemy and throws him straight ahead. Unblockable. Available at Level 16. SSSSSSST - Kenshin swings his sword and fires a blast of divine energy that zigzags forward, knocking away all enemies it strikes. Available at Level 19. X + T - Kenshin thrusts his sword into the ground, knocking down all nearby enemies. 3. Mounted attacks SSSS(SSSSSSSS) - A series of four slashes followed by a number of sword twirls. ST - An upward slash. Launches the enemy into the air. SST - A downward slash. Stuns the enemy. SSST - A left-to-right slash. Knocks the enemy away. 4. Special attacks R1 + S - Kenshin summons the avatar of Bishamonten, increasing his reach and attack power for 10 seconds. R1 + T - Kenshin gestures to create an effigy of Bishamonten. It drifts out a short distance and explodes, damaging and stunning nearby enemies. 5. Musou attacks Lv. 1 musou - Kenshin does a series of alternating right-to-left upward and left-to-right downward slashes in a wide area, finishing up with a shockwave that knocks away all surrounding enemies. Lv. 2 musou - Same as Lv. 1 musou, but more damaging and with a larger final shockwave. Lv. 3 musou - Kenshin summons the avatar of Bishamonten, further increasing the reach and damage of his slashes. The avatar remains for a few seconds after the final shockwave. True musou - Same as regular musou, but adds a fire element and three rapid slashes before the final shockwave. Double musou - Same as regular musou, but adds a lightning element and three rapid slashes before the final shockwave. C. Maximizing Kenshin's effectiveness Kenshin's biggest drawback is his speed. He's rather slow on foot, which can be a great hindrance when you're trying to accomplish missions quickly or dodge arrows and bullets. He also has relatively few moves that can combo easily and, until you get his last charge attack, has no way to effectively attack enemies from a distance. If you can compensate for Kenshin's lack of speed, chances are you'll find him to be a very strong character. He has a large amount of life and a great deal of attack and defense power to boot, so don't be afraid to get down and dirty when you're faced with a horde of enemies. In the early stages of the game, use Kenshin's SSSS and SSST against groups of peons and his SST and SSSS combos to make short work of generals. If you have a couple of spare seconds, summon Bishamonten before wading into a group or engaging stronger generals. SSSST works well against small or medium-sized groups of enemies and those pesky Reserve and Defense Captains, but its limited area of effect makes it a poor staple move. SSSSST, on the other hand, works wonders against enemy generals, as it will either stun them or break their guard unless they execute a well- timed roll. Use it and abuse it to make short work of generals who block in- cessantly. SSSSSST should only be used in duels, but SSSSSSST does very well at clearing out enemies who are directly in front of you. It has the best range of any of Kenshin's attacks, but it's even more effective at close range, where it can score multiple hits and give you a chance to catch your breath and summon Bishamonten as it sends your foes flying. All said, you're generally safe using Kenshin's SSST and SSSSSSST to cut through crowds and his regular or SSSSST combos to deal with the stragglers. D. Kenshin's Story Mode 1. Kawanakajima "So far you have proven my equal, nemesis...but that will soon change." Victory Conditions: Defeat Shingen. Defeat Conditions: Kenshin is defeated, or Main Camp is captured. You know what they say about first impressions, so be sure to make a good one on Shingen Takeda. Counter his tactics by heading southwest from your starting position and eliminating Kansuke Yamamoto, Masanobu Kosaka, and Nobukado and Nobushige Takeda, working your way from east to west across their ranks. Nobushige Oyamada and Nobufusa Baba will assault your main camp; make your way back to the northeast corner and fend them off before they do too much damage. Follow the northernmost path to reach the west garrison, and defeat Yoshinobu Takeda to capture it. Head east and make your way across the central section of the battlefield, cutting your way through the enemy generals until you rendezvous with your allies. Shingen will move his main camp right before you reach him, and Sakon Shima and Nobukimi Anayama will attack your main camp. Cut them down and make your way south, stopping only defeat Nobutoyo Takeda at the garrison. Make your way west through the fog, but beware of Masakiyo Norizumi as you progress. Once your visibility returns, run past your nemesis and make a quick jaunt to the north to dispatch Masatsugu Tsuchiya. Without his allies to protect him, Shingen will quickly fall to your might. 2. Village Rescue "I pity this enemy for the horrors they are about to face." Victory Conditions: Defeat the Marauder. Defeat Conditions: All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is lost. I hope you have a fast horse, because you'll have to stay on the move if you want to protect both the peasants and your garrisons effectively. Start by heading southwest and dispatching the two Raiders, then make your way to the east garrison and fight off the two Raiders who are attacking it. Two more Raiders will appear by the stronghold to your north and start menacing the peasants there. After defeating them, head west and enter the village. The Raiders will shut the gates as soon as you enter; defeat the four of them as quickly as possible and hurry to the west garrison, where four more Raiders lie in wait. Once they're out of the picture, return to the village, which will once again be under Raider attack. You'll receive a mission to score 50 KOs in 45 seconds; stay in place and wait for the bandits to come to you for best results. The Marauder will finally show himself once the mission ends. Keiji Maeda will also appear in the east and challenge you. The peasants should be able to defend themselves adequately at this point, so quench Keiji's thirst for violence and wipe out any Raiders who get in your way. With only the Marauder remaining, you'll be free to teach him what happens to those who torment the innocent. Make it a lesson he won't soon forget. 3. Melee at Nagashino "Foolish Oda! You are not worthy of the battle that lies ahead!" Victory Conditions: Defeat Nobunaga. Defeat Conditions: Shingen or Kenshin is defeated. The minds meet in this battle, which sees you and Shingen Takeda facing off against the Oda clan. Help out your nemesis by taking Nagashino Castle, which is south of your starting position and lightly defended by Nobukatsu Oda and Nobumori Sakuma. Continue southwest to the Tobigaru Garrison, which is defended by Mitsuhide Akechi. He'll call in Nobuyasu Matsudaira and Nobumasa Okudaira as reinforcements, but you should be more than a match for the three of them. Follow the path north and west to reach the Maruyama Garrison and attack Hideyoshi Hashiba from behind, then continue west and beat some sense into Katsuie Shibata and Nagahide Niwa. The Tokugawa forces will appear at this point; defeat Toshiie Maeda if you have the time, but don't pick a fight with Tadakatsu Honda just yet. Instead, make your way east and save your nemesis from Hanzo Hattori, then take a short walk south and beat back Ieyasu Tokugawa and Yasumasa Sakakibara. Once Shingen is safe and sound, work your way west and clear out Kazumasa Ishikawa, Narimassa Sassa, and Kazumasu Takigawa. Your allies should now be pressing the assault on Nobunaga, and their help will make it much easier to defeat Tadakatsu if you're up to the challenge. If not, slip past him while he's distracted and introduce the Demon King to the business end of your sword. 4. Battle of Tedorigawa "Nobunaga! The great Tedorigawa will wash your ambitions away for good!" Victory Conditions: Defeat Katsuie. Defeat Conditions: Kenshin or Kagekatsu is defeated. You don't have the Takeda army to help you in this battle, but you should be more than capable of defeating an army under the command of a shaved gorilla like Katsuie Shibata. Start by heading south and taking out Nagahide Niwa and Nagachika Kanamori. Kazumasa Takigawa, Nagayori Hara, and Toshiie Maeda will charge you; beat them down and follow the path to the south and west to reach Funaoka Castle. It's under the control of Morinari Ando and Mitsuhide Akechi; defeat them to open the floodgates and wash away Katsuie's momentum. Add injury to insult by heading north and beating the big ape into submission, which will end the...what? Hideyoshi's back? Head to the southeast corner and defeat him, then head north and stop Hanbei Takenada and Koroku Hachisuka from cutting their way into your main camp. Nobunaga Oda will arrive and send Oichi and Noh to attack your main camp. Hold your position and cut them down as they arrive. Only Ranmaru Mori and Nobunaga himself will remain now; make your way southwest to their camp and be rid of the Oda once and for all. 5. Showdown at Sekigahara "May the heavens guide my sword to slay my nemesis." Victory Conditions: Defeat Shingen. Defeat Conditions: Kenshin, Kanetsugu, or Kagekatsu is defeated. Protecting your allies is the key to victory in this battle. You have to keep both your son and your strategist alive until the end, so be ready to drop what you're doing and rush to their aid if they're in danger. That said, you should start the battle by heading south and flushing Yoshimasa Kiso out of the garrison, then heading northwest to stop the advance of Nobukado Takeda and Nobuyuki Sanada. Hunt down Masatoyo Naito and Masakage Yamagata, then head for the southeastern part of the battlefield and stop Sakon Shima and his cohorts from doing too much damage to your forces. The Tokugawa army will arrive at this point, and Ina should be just east of your current position. Drive her off to take some of the pressure off of Kanetsugu, then blitz north to reach your main camp and cut down Hanzo Hattori, Ieyasu Tokugawa, and Yasumasa Sakakibara before they put Kagekatsu in a world of hurt. Once he's out of danger, head back to the center and do battle with Katsuyori Takeda, Yukimura Sanada, and Tadaktasu Honda. Try to take on Yukimura and Tadakatsu individually; they're both rather strong and can cause some serious damage if they team up on you. If possible, lure one of them into a group of allied troops and let them serve as diversions while you deal with the other. With Tadakatsu, Yukimura, and Katsuyori gone, the path to your nemesis will be clear. Charge southwest and remind him once again who the mightier warlord is. Once Shingen falls, the battle is yours. Enjoy the ending! 6. Kenshin's Dream: Conquest for Kyushu "Great Bishamonten, god of war, I must fight alongside my nemesis!" This battle becomes available after clearing Shingen's Dream: Conquest for Kyushu. Victory Conditions: Defeat Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa. Defeat Conditions: Any allied officer is defeated. Even with the aid of your old nemesis, this battle can be fiendishly difficult if you don't take proper care of your allies and capture the enemy strongholds at every opportunity. Take steps to minimize your frustration by heading north- east and eliminating Nagahide Niwa, Kazumasu Takigawa, and Narimassa Sassa as soon as the battle begins. Nagamasa Kuroda, Kanbei Kuroda, and Yoyohisa Shimazu will launch an attack on your main camp, so bolt to the southwest and dispatch the three of them quickly. Make your way northward along the path to protect Shingen Takeda from Hideyoshi Hashiba, Hidemasa Hori, and Koroku Hachisuka, then make a beeline for Yukimura Sanada and save him from Toshiie Maeda and Nene. The northern gates to the enemy camp will open; charge in and do battle with Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa Shimazu. You'll soon learn that they are merely doubles of the real commanders, who will appear in Tsuruga Castle. Unleash some aggression on the fake Shimazus along with No and Nobutada Oda, who will charge in from the south to join the battle. Yoshihiro will call in Ranmaru Mori and Mitsuhide Akechi as reinforcements; ignore them for now and bolt for the Takeda camp to save it from an assault by Iehisa and Tadanaga Shimazu. Double back and deal with Mitsuhide and Ranmaru, who should be fighting Shingen and Yukimura. If your main camp is in danger, make a beeline for it and beat down Toshihisa and Tadatsune Shimazu before preparing for the last leg of the battle. With all of your allies safe from harm, you'll be free to focus on Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa Shimazu. I recommend taking down Yoshihisa first; he's not as strong as Yoshihiro, but he's faster and his attacks can still cause quite a bit of damage if he gets in some lucky shots while you're fighting his brother. Yoshihiro is another story; his combos can flatten you in seconds, and his de- fense is so high that he'll shrug off most of your blows unless your attack is maxed out. Make liberal use of your SSSSST combo and both of your special at- tacks, and don't be afraid to hide behind your allies if they haven't taken too much of a beating. If Yoshihiro clobbers you to the brink of death, roll around and try to get him to chase you while you wait for your musou gauge to charge. As soon as he starts swinging at you, let him have it. Once the last of the Shimazu Devils falls, victory is yours. Congratulations on mastering Kenshin Uesugi's Story Mode! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VI. Kenshin's Weapons A. Spiked Blade Base attack 21 Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary. B. Seven Spirits Base attack 30 Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary. C. Barbed Fang Base attack 38 Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary. D. Frozen Flame Base attack 46 Element: Ice Bonuses: Musou +19, Attack +50, Speed +38, Musou Charge +34 1. Obtaining the Frozen Flame Where to Get It: Kenshin's Dream: Conquest for Kyushu How to Get It: Trigger the geyser by running up the central western path. Enter the Shimazu camp in the northwest before any of your allies, and defeat, in order, Mitsuhide Akechi and Ranmaru Mori when they appear. Where It Is: In the hands of a supply team. It appears by the stronghold in the Uesugi camp and moves eastward. How I Did It: I started by running up the western path, triggering the geyser event in the process, and eliminating Hideyoshi Hashiba and two cohorts. I con- tinued north and saved Yukimura from Toshiie Maeda and Nene, then traversed the path back to my main camp and cleared out the generals who were attacking it. I made a quick jaunt to the east and cut down two of the three generals who were attacking Kanetsugu Naoe, then made haste to the Shimazu camp and defeated the fake Shimazus, Nobutada Oda, and No. My main camp was under heavy assault at this point, so I bolted to the southeast corner and took care of all the generals who were attacking it. Ranmaru followed me, but I evaded his attacks and got Kanetsugu to distract him. While the two of them were fighting it out, I rushed to the Takeda camp and took out Mitsuhide and all of the other nearby generals. I then returned to my main camp once again, finished off Ranmaru, and claimed the weapon when the supply team appeared. Finally, I headed for Tsuruga Castle and took down Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa Shimazu. With a Lv. 38 Kenshin and Matsukaze, I was able to finish the battle in a little over 20 minutes. The hardest part of obtaining this weapon is dividing your attention between the allied camps and the generals you have to defeat. Triggering the geyser cuts off the short path from north to south, so you'll have to make frequent use of the winding path to travel between the Uesugi and Takeda camps. Bringing a fast horse helps immensely, especially when you're trying to beat your allies to the Shimazu camp. Make sure that you capture all of the strongholds and wipe out as many of the enemy generals as possible each time you're near one of the allied main camps, or it may be overrun while you're busy fighting the fake Shimazus, Mitsuhide, or Ranmaru. I recommend against bringing a bodyguard with you to reduce the odds of someone else landing the finishing blow on Mitsuhide or Ranmaru. You might also want to save before fighting Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa if you aren't certain that you'll be able to beat them on the first try...after all, you wouldn't want all the effort that you put into getting your weapon to go to waste. Remember that the Frozen Flame, like most 4th weapons, can only be obtained in Story Mode on Hard or Chaos difficulty. 2. Is it worth using? Absolutely! This weapon plays off of Kenshin's greatest strength while helping to compensate for his greatest weakness. The musou bonus isn't very impressive, but the ice element and musou charge bonus can both be quite helpful. Unless you have a Barbed Fang with a comparable attack or musou charge bonus and a demon element, stick with the Frozen Flame. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VII. Questions & Answers Q: Why a Kenshin Uesugi FAQ? A: It hadn't been done yet, and I really like him as a character. Q: You got all the characters' names backwards! You're an ignorant dolt who knows nothing of Japanese! A: Blame KOEI for that one. I know that they anglicized the names, but I also know that most of the people who read this FAQ are going to be more used to seeing the anglicized names than the original Japanese. Therefore, I decided to use the anglicized names to keep the confusion to a minimum. Q: I fulfilled the requirements to obtain Kenshin's 4th weapon, but I didn't get it! What gives? A: Make sure that you've already cleared Kenshin's Story Mode, that you're playing his Story Mode on Hard or Chaos difficulty, and that you personally defeat Mitsuhide and Ranmaru. Q: Kenshin Uesugi's a religious nutjob. A: That's not a question, and it's just plain wrong. He's not a nutjob simply because he pays homage to a god. Q: <insert argument for/against religion here> A: Sorry, but that's beyond the scope of this FAQ. Look for an "enlightened" high school student if you want to argue about personal belief systems. Q: Kenshin's new voice actor sucks! They should've kept Beau Billingslea! A: I don't think his new voice actor is bad, but I'd rather be hearing Beau. Q: Your FAQ sucks! I've crapped out better FAQs than this! A: As soon as you find a way to upload excrement, you should post your wondrous creation for all to see. Q: I posted my FAQ, and everyone I know thinks it's better than yours! Your FAQ really DOES suck! A: Congratulations! I am in awe of your superior FAQ-writing skills! Now go away. Q: This is the best FAQ I've ever read! You're a genius and a god among men, and I want to know more about you so that I can immortalize you! A: Yeah, I get that a lot. My contact info's listed below. Q: <insert some question that has nothing to do with the FAQ here> A: See the second sentence of my previous answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIII. Special Thanks I would like to thank... ...KOEI and Omega Force, for creating the Samurai Warriors series. ...the Sengoku-Jidai Database (http://sengokudatabase.tripod.com/id1.html), for providing a concise but informative bio of Kenshin Uesugi. ...Edward Chang, for his helpful and well-written Samurai Warriors 2 FAQs. ...CJayC of GameFAQs, for posting this FAQ. ...Leo Chan of Neoseeker, for posting this FAQ. ...Dennis of Super Cheats, for posting this FAQ. ...the folks at IGN, for posting this FAQ. ...you, for reading this FAQ. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IX. Contacting Me If you want to get in touch with me, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put the word "FAQ" in the subject line of your e-mail, or I'm likely to mistake it for spam and delete it. I check my e-mail every day, so you should receive a reply quickly in most cases. 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