Samurai Warriors 2 XL slashes its way into stores next week

KOEI’s Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends (SW2XL) has gone gold and will be available throughout North America on March 18, 2008 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2.

This latest installment features six samurai with their own storyline and new weapons. Also introduced in this version is Mercenary mode, the redesigned battlefields of “Okehazama” and “Shikoku”, and new charge attacks.

The six new playable characters in Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends are: Toshiie Maeda, Gracia, Motochika Chosokabe, Katsuie Shibata, Kojiro Sasaki, and Yoshimoto Imagawa.

In the new Mercenary mode, players will get the chance to hire other samurai to fight alongside them.

SW2XL can be “remixed” with Samurai Warriors 2 (SW2) to add new Xtreme Legends features to SW2 (sold separately). With the Remix feature, players can use the characters from SW2 in SW2XL. Players can also play SW2’s Story mode, Survival mode and Sugoroku modes using SW2XL’s new characters. The Remix feature also increases character growth level maximums from 50 to 70, adds new charge attacks and adds a 5th weapon level to each of the original Samurai Warriors 2 characters.

SW2XL for Xbox 360 requires the original Samurai Warriors 2 game disc (sold separately), and will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 2400 Microsoft Points.

SW2XL for the PlayStation 2 can be played with or without the original Samurai Warriors 2 game disc.

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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