About Warrior Orochi
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Warriors Orochi, known in Japan as Musō Orochi (無双OROCHI, Musō Orochi?), is a PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 hack and slash video game developed by Koei and Omega Force. It is a crossover of two of Koei's popular video game series, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors (Specifically Dynasty Warriors 5 and Samurai Warriors 2). The game was released on March 21, 2007 in Japan, September 18 in the United States, September 21 in Europe, September 27 in Australia and September 28 in New Zealand. The game came out for the Xbox 360 in Japan on September 13, and the UK version came out on the same date as the PlayStation 2 version in the United States.

The game has been ported to the PSP. It was released in Japan in February 2008, and in the UK on March 28.

A PC version was released in the US on March 25, 2008.

A direct sequel was released in Japan on April 3, 2008.

[edit] Plot and characters
See also: List of characters in Dynasty Warriors and List of characters from Samurai Warriors
Orochi, the Serpent King, created a rift in time and space. By creating a twisted new world and bringing together warriors from the Three Kingdoms era of China and the Warring States period of Japan (more than 1,400 years apart in history), Orochi wished to test the might of the warriors of these two eras.

The story is told in four separate, related subplots. Each subplot starts the player with three characters. More characters are unlocked as the player progresses through the story or satisfies certain conditions in certain stages. Though each separate subplot is named after the Three Kingdoms (and one from the perspective of the Samurai Warriors characters), characters from different factions band together as one in each subplot to confront Orochi in an ultimate showdown. Due to the storyline, a majority of the characters have split from their respective factions in their original games and have been forced into others. However, the character selection screen still places all the characters in their original positions.

A total of 79 characters encompasses the roster of Warriors Orochi: 48 from Dynasty Warriors, 29 from Samurai Warriors (Including Imagawa Yoshimoto, Kunoichi and Ishikawa Goemon from the first Samurai Warriors, left out in its sequel), and two new characters included exclusively for this game: the titular character and primary villain, Orochi (遠呂智), the Serpent King and the mythological beast of Yamato; and Da Ji (妲己), the villainous concubine of King Zhou of Shang from Fengshen Yanyi. Orochi wields a very large scythe, named Eternal Agony while Da Ji fights with two floating orbs, called the Orbs of Ruin.

There are many generic, non-playable officers who are also part of the game, all taken from both the Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors games. Additionally, there are exclusive non-playable officers that are in Orochi's forces.

Shu story
In the Shu story, the Shu forces were in shambles as a result of their battle with Orochi. Many Shu officers were captured by Orochi, have gone missing, or joined other forces. Zhao Yun was captured by Orochi's forces and held prisoner in Ueda Castle. In despair over the unknown status of his lord, Liu Bei, he is later rescued by Zuo Ci, Yoshihiro Shimazu and Xing Cai. Zuo Ci revealed startling news to Zhao Yun which embarked him on a quest with help from unexpected allies.

Starters: Zhao Yun, Xing Cai, Yoshihiro Shimazu
Affiliates: Ginchiyo Tachibana, Yue Ying, Magoichi Saika, Jiang Wei, Wei Yan, Yukimura Sanada, Pang De, Meng Huo, Zhu Rong, Goemon Ishikawa, Yuan Shao, Masamune Date, Musashi Miyamoto, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei
Stages: Ueda Castle, Hasedo, Nanzhong (2 times), Cheng Du, Shizugatake, Huarong Pass, The Wu Territory, Jie Ting, Hu Lao Gate, Tedorigawa, Edo Castle, Xi Liang, Mikatagahara

Wei story
In the Wei story, Cao Cao had disappeared in his battle against Orochi's forces. His son, Cao Pi, took up leadership of the Wei clan and allied himself with Orochi, under the offer sent by his strategist, Da Ji. There were a few Wei officers who refused to surrender, or ended up joining other forces opposing Orochi. Under the new alliance, Orochi orders Cao Pi to suppress all those who oppose him. Though Cao Pi obediently obeys Orochi's every command, he has an ulterior motive that he is planning as the story progresses.

Starters: Cao Pi, Zhang Liao, Xu Huang
Affiliates: Xu Zhu, Mitsunari Ishida, Zhang He, Nene, Xiahou Dun, Xiahou Yuan, Pang Tong, Huang Gai, Diao Chan, Oichi, Azai Nagamasa,Imagawa Yoshimoto, Gan Ning, Zhen Ji, Dian Wei, Cao Cao
Stages: Kuzegawa, Tian Shui, Nanzhong (2 times), Xia Kou, Ji Province, Yiling, Saika Village, Odawara Castle, The Five Gates, Chen Cang, Liang Province, Yamazaki, He Fei Castle

Wu story
In the Wu story, Orochi uses the captive Sun Jian and other Wu officers to blackmail the Sun family into servitude. Additionally, Orochi demanded that rebel leaders and officers be turned over in exchange for the release of the captives. Sun Ce is the first to rebel against Orochi, under the guidance of Shima Sakon, and much to the disapproval of his siblings, Quan and Shang Xiang.

Starters: Sun Ce, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Hattori Hanzō
Affiliates: Zhou Yu, Mori Ranmaru, Taishi Ci, Fuma Kotaro, Lu Meng, Shima Sakon, Nō, Kunoichi, Sun Shang Xiang, Inahime (Ina), Da Qiao, Zhou Tai, Maeda Keiji, Sun Quan, Sun Jian
Stages: Mt. Ding Jun, Chang Ban, Chang Shan, Odani Castle, Jian Ye, Osaka Castle, Wan Castle, Sekigahara, Anegawa, He Fei, Osaka Bay, Komaki-Nagakute, Ji Province, Chi Bi

Samurai Warriors story
In this story, Oda Nobunaga, Takeda Shingen, and Uesugi Kenshin each maintained a resistance force against Orochi's army. Even in this most dire of circumstances, the three daimyo refused to work together as one against Orochi. Each of them were focused on assimilating smaller resistance forces spread throughout the land into their own forces.

Starters: Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide, Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Affiliates: Guan Ping, Huang Zhong, Ma Chao, Okuni, Xiao Qiao, Zhang Jiao, Lu Xun, Dong Zhuo, Ling Tong, Cao Ren, Sima Yi, Naoe Kanetsugu, Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin
Stages: Jing Province, Honno-Ji, Kawanakajima, Kyūshū, Xia Pi, Tong Gate, Si Shui Gate, Guan Du, Nagashino, Fan Castle, Odawara Castle, Wu Zhang Plains, Kanegasaki, Bai Di Castle

Orochi Army
The Orochi Army consists of pale-skinned troops that behave similarly to regular troops of the protagonist forces. Several major characters from both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors either aligned themselves or were subverted by Orochi, fighting in his name. Orochi's main headquarters is at Koshi Castle, where the final confrontation takes place for all four stories in the game.

Orochi, the Serpent King: Commander of the Orochi Army
Da Ji: Orochi's Strategist
Major characters aligned with Orochi:
Lu Bu: Orochi's personal sentry
Dong Zhuo: Orochi's field commander (Unlocked in Samurai Warriors story)
Pang De: Orochi's rebellion suppressor (Unlocked in Shu story)
Date Masamune: Orochi's field general (Unlocked in Shu story)
Maeda Keiji: Orochi's trained tiger (Unlocked in Wu story)
Cao Ren: Orochi's warden (Unlocked in Samurai Warriors story)
Sima Yi: Orochi's field strategist (Unlocked in Samurai Warriors story)
In the English language version of Warriors Orochi, the Orochi officers are all named after various species of snakes (using their common names) as a pun to Orochi being the Serpent King. The Orochi officers all share the same character model, and are unplayable enemy characters. The names of the Orochi officers in the English language version:

Hognose, Yellowbelly, Sidewinder, Lancehead, Urutu, Cottonmouth, Diamondback, Bushmaster, Mamushi, Coachwhip, Copperhead, Keelback, Hooknose, Patchnose

Unaffiliated characters
Zuo Ci and Honda Tadakatsu do not have an affiliation to any faction in Warriors Orochi.

Zuo Ci appears in Warriors Orochi as a guide to the imprisoned Zhao Yun in the beginning of the Shu story. Zuo Ci reveals to Zhao Yun startling news, which lifts him out of despair and embarks him on a quest. Zuo then aids Zhao Yun in an escape attempt. He also appears much later on in Shu's 8-X level to assist the player but makes no other appearances.

Honda Tadakatsu leads a small band of resistance troops on his own in Warriors Orochi. He often shows up to confront Lu Bu in the 7-X levels, aiding the player against the legendary Three Kingdoms warrior.

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