the A button for light
slashes, B for medium,
A + B for strong slashes,
C for kicks, and D to
The Sword Gauge below the Life
Gauge shows the character's attack
strength. Striking an opponent
with a low Sword Gauge level delivers
little damage, but slash an opponent
with the Sword Gauge at MAX and
watch his life drop. The Sword
Gauge falls with each slash or
miss but climbs again with time.
The higher your Sword Gauge level,
the greater your attack strength!
It's your chance to deliver a single
fatal slash with the right sword
Whenever characters take damage
their Rage Gauge rises. When it
reaches MAX, you can use "Knocking
on the Sword" moves. As you take
attacks and damage, the Rage Gauge
increases. And when it reaches
MAX, the Sword Gauge maxes out,
Activating the "Rage Explosion"
allows you to use invincible attacks
that blow back an enemy attack
even if you are taking damage,
and it shoots the sword gauge up
to MAX in an instant. Push the
A, B & C buttons simultaneously
to activate the Rage Explosion!
Then use your powers to come from
behind by knocking opponents back,
escaping from a tight situation
and then using "Knocking on the
Sword" moves. But time your use
of this right because once it's
activated, the Rage Gauge disappears
for the rest of the match.
Meditate to suppress your rage
and raise the Concentration One
Gauge; then activate "Concentration
One" to slow down your opponent's
moves. Push the B, C & D buttons
together when your Life Gauge flashes
blue to activate it. Once activated,
push the B, C & D buttons again
to use the powerful "Fatal Flash."
Meditating raises the Concentration
One Gauge to increase this state's
duration or strengthen the Fatal
Flashes, but once you enter this
state you also give opponents the
chance to use Fatal Secret Moves.
Concentration One also uses up
your Rage Gauge; so use it at the
wrong time, and you're mincemeat!