Expanded Description The second follow-up to the complex PS2 launch title, Kessen III adds real-time battles to the strategic gameplay of its predecessors. Orders can now be issued to troops in the heat of the fight, and they will respond immediately. The game allows players to switch between different units and give orders on the fly, promoting more fluid, intense warfare than was seen in earlier versions of the title. Like the original (but not the first sequel), Kessen III is set in feudal Japan during the "Warring States" period.
In the role of Oda Nobunaga, players will fight through a lifetime of battles in their quest to unite the country. The game offers command of large, diverse armies that can join with computer-controlled allied forces on the battlefield to execute joint maneuvers and attacks. Battles are strung together on a historical storyline, and players can custom-develop their characters as they progress through the campaign. Each act of conquest follows a progression of diplomatic Conference stages, strategic War Council stages, and finally, the actual battles themselves.
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Game Special Features
Plan each campaign through 13 non-linear chapters and 50 stages of battle
Outfit officers with over 450 weapons and a variety of Samurai items
Musical score by legendary composer Reijiro Koroku
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction BATTLE OPERATION: D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = move character; Start Button = battle map; Select Button = function screen; Right Analog Stick = operate camera; X Button = retreat; Square Button = normal attack; Circle Button = officer skills; Triangle Button = troop skills, break attack; R1 Button = coordinated attack; R2 Button = unit gather; R3 Button = change camera position; L1 Button = defense, gather, reset camera position; L2 Button = change units: RAMPAGE; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = move character; Select Button = function screen; Right Analog Stick = operate camera; X Button = jump; Square Button = normal attack; Circle Button = kessen attack; Triangle Button = special attack; L1 Button = defend, shift; R3 Button = display enemy's health meter; GUIDE TO THE BATTLE MAP; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = select unit or topic; Select Button = function screen; X Button = select, unit orders; Square Button = officer data; Circle Button = map size; Triangle Button = cancel; R1 Button = enemy list; R2 Button = message review; L1 Button = allied list; L2 Button = victory or defeat conditions