Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends (戦国無双2 猛将伝: Sengoku Musou 2 Moushouden) was first released on August 23, 2007 in Japan for the PlayStation 2. It is the fifth Xtreme Legends expansion by Koei, and also the first and only Xtreme Legends expansion since Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends to be released after Empires (Other Xtreme Legends expansions are released shortly after the release of the original game). It shares the same achievements with the parent game on the Xbox 360.
The expansion introduced new characters to the series, including Maeda Toshiie, Gracia and Chōsokabe Motochika. Imagawa Yoshimoto from Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends returned in the expansion with an updated character design, and Shibata Katsuie and Sasaki Kojirō from Samurai Warriors 2 Empires are also playable and have new weapons. Shibata Katsuie wields two hand axes, while Sasaki Kojirō still carries a nodachi , but can now summon an ex-dimensional sword during battle.
Because Imagawa Yoshimoto was put back into the game, the previously omitted Battle of Okehazama is brought back, and Hideyoshi’s Shikoku campaign against Chosokabe Motochika is also included.
A new mode known as Mercenary Mode is in the game. It resembles Xtreme Mode from Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends.
Playable characters can now be upgraded to level 70; in the original the highest level was 50. Bodyguards can also level up to 30, when in the original 20 was the highest level.
Fifth weapons are present in the game, however, unlike the first game, the weapons has the same attack base as the original (before, the fifth weapon would have a higher attack base). Some considered it as an “alternative fourth weapon”. In Samurai Warriors 2, the highest upgrade is fourth weapons.
In order to play the full functionality of this game the original is required. “Import” selected on the main menu will guide you though a disk switching process. Xbox 360 players must download the expansion via the Xbox Marketplace as there is no stand alone disc available in stores.
OS: Windows XP / Vista (incompatible with 64-bit editions)
CPU: Pentium 4 1.6GHz
RAM: 256 Mb
Hard Disk: 6 Gb or more of free space
Display: 640×480 True Color enabled
Video Card: 3D Accelerator with Hardware T and L and Pixel Shading supporting 64 Mb or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c (please see Tested Video Cards for additional information)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c + compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44 GHz playback supported by Windows XP / Vista
Middleware: DirectX 9.0c or higher, Windows Media Format 9 or higher