BUSHIDO BLADE allows you to play from either the first or third-person perspective. Choose from six different modes of play like Story mode or Slash mode. Select any of the six skilled warriors, equip them with your choice of the eight ancient swords and weapons, and work your way through an old Japanese castle. The game's Story mode encourages fighting with honor; certain endings are unavailable if you have dishonored yourself throughout the course of the game. If you strike an opponent while they are climbing or on the ground is considered dishonorable. BUSHIDO BLADE's fighting system is a little different from most fighting games as well: a single, well-placed blow can bring instant death to an opponent.