Samurai Warriors: State of War is set in civil war Japan, when great commanders such as Nobunaga Oda, Shingen Takeda, and Kenshin Uesugi struggled for control of the country. Arm yourself with classic Japanese weaponry such as katanas and shuriken, and launch into the chaos of 16th century Japan. The action is relentless, and ranges from massive open-field warfare to sieges of trap-laden castles. With a variety of unique characters, moves, and environments, Samurai Warriors: State of War will give you an unrivalled taste of Japan's most volatile era. Many prominent figures from Japanese history make their appearance in Samurai Warriors: State of War, including the legendary soldier Yukimura Sanada, the revolutionary Nobunaga Oda, and the enigmatic ninja Hattori Hanzo. Each character has signature weapons and skills, as well as their unique role to play in this dramatic epic. State of War's "Battlefield Area System" divides the battlefield into smaller, strategic sections, making the game perfect for quick, portable play. In addition, there are many long-term elements that will keep you coming back for more, such as the raising of character and equipment stats.