The versus mode allows you and a friend to choose from a host of Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven characters as you go head to head in a arena type environment. The battle is subject to a five minute time limit which cannot be disabled, hence you have five minutes to eliminate your friend.
As you progress further in either story mode more versus locations and characters will be come available, until you have unlocked all six locations and all eighteen characters. For more information on how to unlock each character and learn about his/her moves click on the appropriate picture. For more basic Tenchu moves click here.
Regardless of which character or location you choose you start with the same amount of items; 1 healing potion, 3 exploding arrows, 4 sets of caltrops and 4 shuriken/crimson blades. The only exception is the Chibot who carries nothing. Other items can be obtained during the level.
Click on the pictures for a move breakdown per character.
Below listed are the criteria needed to unlock locations in the versus mode.
Unlocked from start
Unlock by completing first 2 missions on either Rikimaru’s or Ayame’s storyline
Unlock by completing first 4 missions on either Rikimaru’s or Ayame’s storyline
Unlock by completing first 6 missions on either Rikimaru’s or Ayame’s storyline
Fortress Of Evil A
Unlock by completing first 8 missions on either Rikimaru’s or Ayame’s storyline
Fortress Of Evil B
Unlock by completing all missions on either Rikimaru’s or Ayame’s storyline