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SAMURAI SHODOWN 2

[RELEASE DATE]

October 28, 1994
[PLATFORM]
MVS
[HOME VERSIONS]
NEOGEO ROM Cassette - released December 2, 1994
NEOGEO CD - released December 15, 1994
* All content such as the movie, the screen shots and the text...etc. on this web-page is based on the material of Japanese version.
This is an ancient story.
A tale of a man who tried to excel at his profession.
And in this bloody way of life,
extreme carnage was no coincidence.

This title has more special moves, like Weapon-Breaking Special Moves, and new player characters to bring the total to 15. It also boasts Reiko Chiba, the famous "gamer idol," as the voice of the new character Cham Cham. The advertisements for the NEOGEO CD release caused quite a sensation when broadcast in Japan with Reiko Chiba as Nakoruru and Takeo Chii playing Jubei Yagyu.
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STORY
 Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, cause of the calamities occurring worldwide and driven to resurrect the Dark Deity Ambrosia, was slain by a single samurai whose existence was never recorded by history.
 This person deeply involved with the resurrected Amakusa, Haohmaru, was suddenly attacked one night. But the one who was up easily defeated was not Haohmaru, but the sinister assailant...
 Haohmaru's attacker was clearly manipulated by someone or somethingé—an evil force.
 The would-be assassin gasps a final promise to Haohmaru. "I'll have your soul one day.... Ambroé—sia...lives." The evil ones are after him! Haohmaru, sensing an evil force rivaling Amakusa, pays a visit on his old fencing master. While Haohmaru relates his story, his master's visage grows unusually grim.
 "Stay away. You have undeniably grown stronger. But you must not confront them. Do you understand?"
 His master obviously knows more, but grows silent, and besides Haohmaru isn't listening anyway. That night, they share a few drinks to celebrate their reunion after a long separation, and at dawn Haohmaru slips out unannounced to embark on his journey.
 An audacious smile plays on his lips.

COMMANDS
BASIC COMMANDS
[BASIC ATTACKS]
A Button: Light slash (punch); B Button: Medium Slash (Punch); A & B Buttons together: Strong Slash (Punch).
C Button: Light Kick; D Button: Medium Kick; C & D Buttons together: Strong Kick

[JOYSTICK MOVES]
Tap the joystick forward twice for the "Bakufu Blitz" dash and twice back for the "Flying Retreat."
Tap the joystick down twice quickly to "Duck," and push it upward twice to "Forward Roll." Tap it backwards twice downward diagonally to do a "Reverse Roll."

[WEAPON-BREAKING SPECIAL MOVES]
When the Rage Gauge reaches "MAX," you can use a "Weapon-Breaking Special Move" that lets you smash an enemy's weapon and severely injure opponents. (When a weapon is broken, the Kuroko provides a new one after a certain amount of time lapses.)

[LOCKING SWORDS]
When two armed characters lock their weapons, tap the A or B buttons repeatedly to get the upper hand.
Push the joystick forward when you break a lock to thrust forward and knock back your opponent.

[BAREHANDED SWORD GRAB]
Enter this command (when facing right) if you're unarmed to stop sword attacks and avoid taking damage if you succeed.

[FLYING RETREAT FLY-IN]
Enter the command (when facing right) to feint a Flying Retreat move and then dash forward to use the "Flying Retreat Fly-In" fake-out move.

[PROVOCATION]
Get some distance between you and your opponent and push the A & C buttons or the B & D buttons together and perform one of two Provocation moves. (These do not affect gauges, etc.)

[LOW ATTACK BLOCK]
Push the B & C buttons together to use the "Low Attack Block" move for avoiding low attacks that knock you on your behind.

SYSTEM
[RAGE GAUGE]
The Rage Gauge (IKARI) at the bottom of the screen rises as characters are attacked. When it reaches MAX the "Rage Explosion" occurs, turning characters red and increasing their attack strength.
Once a certain amount of time elapses, this subsides and the gauge returns to its initial state.

[VARIOUS ITEMS]
The Edo Express delivery man runs through stages during duels and drops various items.
(RECOVERY ITEMS)
There are three types of meat that vary in amounts of recovery strength: meat (large), meat (small), drumsticks.
(DANGER ITEM)
Bombs. These explode a short while after theyé’re dropped. Use a guard when these explode, to avoid taking damage.
CHARACTERS
CHARACTER PROFILES
OPENING ANIMATION
OPENIN ANIMATION
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