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Way of the Samurai 2 (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Way of the Samurai 2

Also known as: Samurai Dou 2: Way of the Samurai 2 (JP), Samurai Dou 2: Kettouban (JP)
Developer: Acquire
Publishers: Capcom (US/EU), Spike (JP)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: October 9, 2003, November 3, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Released in US: July 7, 2004
Released in EU: May 21, 2004

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
BonusIcon.png This game has hidden bonus content.

To do:

Debug Options

Applying the below code then starting a new game will send you to a debug option, or a test map. Most of these options would be accompanied by a debug menu, however mostly all of these menus do not print any text anymore.

USA code:

Replace New Game With Test Option
00274454 000000??

Replace ?? with one of the following:

00 Title
01 Crash
02 Free roam debug.
03 Test map with font on-screen. Pressing Triangle plays a movie.
04 Test map?
05 Soft lock.
06 Test map. L1 opens a debug menu.
07 Test map. L2 is another debug menu.
08 Model viewer?
09 ?
0A Weapon viewer.
0B Crash
0C Effect test map? Select button opens something.
0F Endless loop.
10 Unknown
11 Test map.
12 Memory card test?
13 Crash
14 Unknown
15 Black test map with "Blacksmith" sign posts.
16 Title screen.
17 Title screen.
18 Crash
1A "Select menu" test map. Select opens an actual debug menu. Changes masks.
1D ?
(Source: Punk7890)


Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption2.png

Contains a lot of text on-screen and several items on the ground to pick up.


Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption1.png

Appears to be a model viewer. Pressing L1 here would open a debug menu, but no text prints anymore.


Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption3.png

A test map with a lot of blacksmith sign posts and items.


Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption4.png Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption5.png Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption6.png Way of the Samurai 2 - Debugoption7.png

Pressing Select here will open an actual debug menu this time, allowing you to change camera settings to a regular camera mode, or a free camera mode. You can also enable or disable collision and select masks to wear.


Several cheats can be input while in the pause screen. The cheats below have only been tested on the USA version of the game and will not work on the Japanese version. Pause the game and input the following button sequences:

Pause Screen Inputs Effect
Hold R1 + R2 and press: Down, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Square Refill Health
Hold L1 + L2 and press: Right, Up, Down, Left, Up, Down, Square Refill Stamina
Hold L2 + R2 and press: Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, Left, Circle Add 500 Money
Hold R1 + L2 and press: Up, Right, Right, Left, Right, Left, Left, Right, Down Increase Stamina Bar

Additionally another cheat can be activated when the map screen is displayed, however it is currently unclear what the effect is.

Map Screen Inputs Effect
L1, R2, L1, R2, L2, R1, Circle Unknown
(Source: Punk7890)