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Helldivers (PS4) The Witcher 3 (PS4)
Far Cry 4 (PS4) Firefly Online (PC) L.A. Noire (PS3) Mad Max (PS4)
Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578, Pronounced Oo-eh-sue-gi) was one of the most powerful Daimyo of the Sengoku era remembered chiefly for his prowess in battle. Kenshin is famed for his honorable conduct, his military expertise, a long-standing rivalry with Takeda Shingen, and his belief in the Buddhist god of war Bishamonten, in fact, many of his followers and others believed him to be the avatar of Bishamonten and referred to Kenshin as the God of War.
Uesugi and Takeda Shingen's rivalry was one of the most legendary of the period, in fact at the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima the two faced off against one another, the only time it was recorded that two Daimyo faced each other in combat on the battlefield. Kenshin rode up to Shingen, who was seated, and slashed at him with his katana. Shingen deflected the attack with his tessen, an iron war fan used to give signals for orders. A Takeda retainer managed to drive Uesugi away and the battle ended largely in a stalemate.
Although Shingen and Kenshin were rivals for more than fourteen years, they are known to have exchanged gifts a number of times, most famously when Shingen gave away a precious sword, which he valued greatly, to Kenshin. When Shingen died in 1573, Kenshin was said to have wept aloud at the loss of so worthy an adversary, and dismissed advice from his retainers to use the opportunity to attack as childish. Shingen, on his deathbed, commended Kenshin as an honorable warrior, and instructed his son to rely upon Kenshin. The two sides would become allies in 3 years.