|Siege of Edo Castle|
|Western Army||Eastern Army|
|Kagekatsu Uesugi|| Ieyasu Tokugawa|
Edo Castle (江戸城) is one of Ieyasu's castles which he had been granted to by Hideyoshi for supporting the siege of Odawara Castle. It soon became the capital of Japan during the Tokugawa's reign as well as Ieyasu's second home.
Role in GamesEdit
Edo Castle makes its main appearances in Samurai Warriors 2 as one of the final stages for the Western Army characters. The players are told to pincer the castle from all four sides and kill Hidetada Tokugawa to claim the castle. They will need to defeat the first wave of reinforcements led by Hanzō and wait for Ieyasu's main force to arrive. Players are then ordered to escort Kagekatsu Uesugi to the main keep where the secret gateways suddenly open. While they are escorting Kagekatsu, Masamune and the Date army appear and Keiji heads towards them. Tadakatsu also offers to charge through, giving players the option to defeat him or go straight to Ieyasu, who is left wide open, with the exception of his guard, Tadayoshi.
It makes another appearance in Mitsunari's and Ginchiyo's dream battles. The players initially take out the northern gate where they are required to rescue Hideie from a rifle ambush. They are required to take out most of the offensive units sent by the Tokugawa. As the Mōri defect to the Tokugawa, reinforcements from the Uesugi, Sanada and Satake arrive to assist the undermanned Western Army. Should the players save Ekei from Toranosuke Aoyama, Kotarō will appear and attempt to kill Hideyori. His defeat as well as that of the Date should make the confrontation against Ieyasu go more smoothly. Yoshihiro has this as his final stage; he defects and takes out both the Western and Eastern armies. After Ieyasu's fall, Ginchiyo arrives as the player's final opponent and must be defeated in order to win the stage.
Musashi's last stage takes place here as a part of the Toyotomi forces; defeat Magoichi to claim the castle. The Uesugi, Date, Kanetsugu, Hidetada and Ina appear as enemy reinforcements. The castle is later set fire and Hideyori needs to escape the flames and will proceed to the northeast. Kotarō appears with his doubles as Musashi's last obstacle for Hideyori to escape.
The Xtreme Legends expansion features this stage as Toshiie's dream stage; he proves himself to Nobunaga and Katsuie by befriending enemy troops outside the castle with Kanetsugu and then besieging the fortress with his new army.
During Orochi's story, this place was guarded by Ieyasu Tokugawa. When the demon army came to take down Ieyasu after their victory against the Wu forces, they began the battle by starting to take down the four gates. Masamune Date then came to assist Ieyasu by placing reinforcement in each of the gate. A fire attack will be executed once reinforcements are defeated and all gates are opened, but Ieyasu's forces quickly extinguish it. Then Ieyasu summons Ina to attack the main camp while the Orochi Army attack the castle, but then Ina was defeated, so Ieyasu's plans were extinguish. Without Tadakatsu, the Orochi Army was victorious. Ieyasu and his forces then surrender to Orochi to protect their men.
It is one of the final stages during Shu's story in Warriors Orochi. Players must face a variety of former Shu officers including Zhang Fei and Guan Yu before breaching the keep. Sun Ce also arrives to support the allied assault. Upon entering the final room, the whole castle is set ablaze. The condition then changes from finding Liu Bei to defeating Da Ji who is accompanied by Zhuge Liang. After the battle, Zhuge Liang captures Da Ji, and he, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei joins Zhao Yun's forces to rescue Liu Bei.
In Musou OROCHI Z, Kotarō, Nene, and Hanzō lead a ninja army comprised of themselves, Kunoichi, and Goemon Ishikawa to assist Ieyasu who is besieged by Sun Ce and various heroes from the Three Kingdoms era.
The player first must open up a door that lead to the east door of Edo Castle. The allied forces will then spread a false message that the enemy main camp is under attack, causing the officers who was attacking the east door to retreat. Goemon then appears to try and open the door, but realizes the door is locked. He then must do some work to open the east door. At the same time, the enemy officers who was retreating to protect their main camp finds out the message is fake and will return to the east door. The player will need to protect Goemon from them. After the east door is opened, the player must escort an officer to the northwest entrance of the castle to set up a fake fire attack. If successful, all enemy officers who was attacking the castle will retreat. The player will then need to rendevous with Ieyasu and escort him to the northern part of Edo Castle. After Ieyasu leaves Edo Castle, the enemy officers will resume their attack once they found out the fire attack was fake. When Ieyasu reaches the north door, Gan Ning will ambush him. The player must defeat Gan Ning quickly, or else Ieyasu will be defeated, resulting in a loss. Once Ieyasu reaches the destination, he withdraws for a minute, but come back later with reinforcements led by Tadakatsu and Ina. The allied army will then launch a full attack. Defeating Sun Ce will end in a victory for the allied forces.
Edo Castle serves as the final battle for the Western forces if they continue winning against Ieyasu. Here, they will obtain the assistance of Kagekatsu, while the Tokugawa get Masamune's forces.
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