Siege of Inabayama Castle
Inabayama Castle (SW3)
Date 1567
Location Mino province
Result Oda victory
Oda Saitō
Nobunaga Oda Yoshitatsu Saitō
Tatsuoki Saitō
Inabayama was named Gifu after Nobunaga Oda took it in 1567. The castle was owned by the Dōsan Saitō during the 1550s, but his son Yoshitatsu Saitō had rebelled against his father.

Role in GamesEdit

Samurai WarriorsEdit

In Mitsuhide and Ranmaru's first stage in Samurai Warriors, they start by defending the castle. The Saito leader is Yoshitatsu Saito. At first, they start by defending the castle by defeating two Oda retainers. In the mean time, Nobunaga tries to steal the Saito's lumber and the player has to defeat the officer who is stealing the lumber. When the officer is defeated or has successfully stolen the lumber a cutscene appears that Hideyoshi has built a castle at Sunomata. Then, the player will get an objective to take Sunomata. Once the castle is taken, Noh will approach Mitsuhide or Ranmaru, stating that they are her childhood friends. Once she is defeated, Hanbei Takenaka betrays the Saito and attacks their main camp.

In Kenshin Uesugi's story mode, the castle name is Gifu instead of Inabayama. If the player is slow to take the castle it will unlock the lower ending where Kenshin faces Shingen Takeda at Anegawa but if the player quickly takes the castle it will unlock the upper ending where he Kenshin faces Shingen at Kawanakajima.

In Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends, Hideyoshi has the Oda version in his story, but with a few differences. Firstly, the player has to wait at Sunomata and personally allow the castle to be built. Secondly, Tatsuoki serves under Yoshitatsu and both must be defeted and thirdly, it is possible to get the Mino three to defect to the Oda in the castle, if they are defeated in the same order, where they will attack Yoshitatsu on the top floor.

Inabayama is absent in Samurai Warriors 2, but the battle returns in the third title. it is the first Chapter of Hanbei's story who serves under the Saito clan. Unlike the first title, Tatsuoki Saito commands the Saito forces as Yoshitatsu is already dead.


Historical InformationEdit


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