Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune

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Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune
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Platform(s)PlayStation 2
  • JP: January 13, 2005
Genre(s)Action, historical, real-time strategy
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune (義経英雄伝 The Story of Hero Yoshitsune, lit. "Heroic Saga of Yoshitsune") is a video game developed and published by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 2, based on the legendary samurai, Minamoto no Yoshitsune.[1]

The game was later re-released with additional content (such as characters and levels) and two-player cooperative or competitive modes.[2] This new version was titled Yoshitsune Eiyūden Shura (義経英雄伝修羅) (shura meaning "mayhem" or "carnage").


Developers described the game as a cross between real-time strategy games and typical third-person 3D action games.[citation needed] The game displays a 3rd person view of the area surrounding the player in a real-time strategic setting, similar to Koei's Dynasty Warriors. There are many stages in which the goal is to guide the troops safely across the battlefield while protecting them.



In the week of its release, Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune was the third best-selling console game in Japan, with 41,927 copies sold.[3]


  1. ^ Niizumi, Hirohiko (23 July 2004). "From Software to release new samurai game - GameSpot.com". GameSpot. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (4 August 2005). "The Hero of Yoshitsune Returns - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. ^ Jenkins, David (21 January 2005). "Gamasutra - News - Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending January 16th". Gamasutra. Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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