What’s The Difference Between Samurai Warriors 3Z And Xtreme Legends?



Something that’s been rather confusing to people ever since the two games were announced is just what the difference between Samurai Warriors 3Z (PS3) and Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends (Wii) is.


3Z is a high-definition enhanced PS3 port of the original Samurai Warriors 3 on the Wii. But a closer inspection of this past week’s Famitsu magazine coverage, and the coverage of other Japanese press of the two titles reveals that Xtreme Legends on the Wii is the same game. The major difference is that the PS3 version runs consistently at 60 frames-per-second.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.