|“||It is good to have desires... no matter how you look at it, all men will die soon.||„|
|~ Hisahide Matsunaga|
Hisahide Matsunaga is the only non-playable character in Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes. While not appearing in Sengku BASARA 3, he is added in Sengoku Basara 3 Utage as a new playable character. He is famous for defying Nobunaga Oda's ambition.
Matsunaga makes his first appearance as an enemy in Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes in the paths of both Kojuro Katakura and Keiji Maeda.
A charismatic man, Matsunaga is able to both charm and belittle those he is speaking to. He doesn't believe in things such as love and feels that strength is all that matters. He is fascinated by what he feels are priceless treasures, regardless of their true monetary value.
Role in Games
Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes
In Kojuro's path, Matsunaga attacks the Date Army, and holds several of their men hostage. Facing Masamune Date, he promises to let the men go if Masamune relinquishes his treasured six swords. Due to his love for his army, Masamune agrees, only for Matsunaga to blow up the cliffside in his face. With Masamune injured, Kojuro is forced to make the army retreat, narrowly avoiding the Takeda army, who notice Masamune's wounded state.
As soon as his lord is safely back in Oushu, Kojuro seeks to track Matsunaga and recover the six swords. Though he faces obstacles such as Kotaro Fuma and the Miyoshi Trio, he eventually succeeds and corners Matsunaga in his castle. There, the two men fight, and Matsunaga is defeated.
In Keiji Maeda's gaiden, Matsunaga is the leader of the Miyoshi Trio that ransacks a small village, which Keiji and his best friend Hideyoshi Toyotomi defend. Recognising that they need to cut off the source of the conflict, Hideyoshi leaves to perform reckon on Matsunaga.
However, when he is captured and held hostage by a belittling Matsunaga, Keiji runs to his best friend's aid. Keiji fights Matsunaga, who taunts both friends during the stage, and is unable to decisively defeat him. Matsunaga slips away, and while Keiji succeeds in rescuing Hideyoshi, he finds that Hideyoshi has murdered all of those present. This is the beginning of the man's ruthlessness and quest for power.
Sengoku Basara 3 Utage
Matsunaga debuts as a playable character in the expansion to Sengoku Basara 3. He has his own story mode, as well as a role in the storymodes of both Kojuurou Katakura and Tenkai. It is possible for his stage to appear randomly in Unification Mode.
By the way, he was the one who made Akechi forget his name and take up another role and that was only because Matsunaga wanted to resurrect Oda to kill him with his own hands and to take his own back for the destruction of precious Hiragumo tea kettle.