Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune

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Yoshitsune Eiyūden: The Story of Hero Yoshitsune
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Developer(s) FromSoftware
Publisher(s) FromSoftware
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • 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").

Gameplay[edit]

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.

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Reception[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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