The game follows a 1v1 format on a 2D stage. The ten available fighters are organized into their respective factions: Shoku, Gi, and Go each has three while Ryofu alone represents her own faction. Along with the fighters, each faction also has strategists who would pair up with a chosen fighter of the same faction: Shoku, Gi, and Go each has two while Ryofu has one. The strategists enable the player to perform special attacks.
In the game there are only ten characters, each of which has its own fighting skills and style. Also, for selection, one of the seven strategists is available to each character, each of them is attached to that or an individual character.
|Kan'u Unchō||Shokatsuryō Kōmei|
|Shoku||Chōhi Yokutoku||Hōtō Shigen|
|Sonken Chūbō||Shūyu Kōkin|
|Sōsō Mōtoku||Jun'iku Bunjaku|
|Gi||Kakōton Genjō||Tei'iku Chūtoku|
|Kan||Ryofu Hōsen||Chinkyū Kōdai|
|Koihime † Musō Franchise|
|Sengoku † Koihime Series|