- 1 How to unlock
- 2 Character Select Screen Animation
- 3 Sepcial Moves
- 4 Bonus Costume
- 5 Victory Animations
- 6 On-Screen Appearance
- 7 Trivia
How to unlock
- As Shingen, win 5 Versus Mode matches
- Play 109 matches
For both methods, you must fight Kagekatsu at Kawanakajima. Alternatively, you can avoid clashing with him by wishing for him from Black Star Shenron, or purchasing him for for 340 Smash coins in the Smash Store. After defeating Kagekatsu, wishing for him from Black Star Shenron, or purchasing him from the Smash Store, the announcer will say "Someone else has joined the Tourney!" after a Smash Ball appears on the lower-right corner of the screen with a message saying "You can now use Kagekatsu Uesugi, Kenshin's nephew and headstrong successor!" He will be seen left of Jin (Cyberbots), right of General Hawk, above Sylvie and below Sho (Fire Force).
Character Select Screen Animation
Stands with his large swords crossed together.
After the announcer calls his name
Kagekatsu burrows his swords into the ground as the camera zooms saying "Indeed."
Does a wide swing to the left, then right, then scissors his swords together to cause an explosion.
Kagetora stabs both blades into the ground, first his right then his left, which knocks enemies upwards. He then uses his blades and flips the earth beneath him upwards, sending forth a wide-arcing wave of magma.
Kagekatsu spins upward drilling his chainsaw swords.
Kagekatsu sets his swords in the ground and dashes forward releasing a pillar of magma.
Cataclysm (Hyper Smash)
Kagekatsu sets his swords up and poses saying "Here goes...!" then slashes horizontally in a huge arc creating a massive energy wave that shoots forward.
Aftershock (Final Smash)
Kagekatsu says "Time to finish this!" then he uses one sword to cause one earthquake, then another to scatter rocks to hit enemies rapidly.
Kagekatsu holds possession of one Bonus Costume, that being his yukata from Samurai Warriors 4: Empires. To unlock, one must kill 200 Smash Run enemies with Kagekatsu. After that, the announcer will say "You've earned a new costume!" and a Smash Ball (appears on the lower-right corner) will appear with a message saying "Banzai's Kagekatsu's going to war in his yukata!" Then, highlight Kagekatsu and press Minus.
- Kagekatsu cuts his swords along the ground saying "I am the successor to the God of War!"
- Kagekatsu plants his swords then crosses his arms saying "I must live up to the God of War's expectations."
- Kagekatsu shoulder charges then swings his swords three times and pierces the chainsaws in the swords saying "May this bring honor to the Uesugi!"
Kagematsu cuts open a rock with his chainsaw swords and says "We go!"
- Kagekatsu Uesugi's rival is Kamui Tokinomiya the Millenial Guardian.
- Kagekatsu replaces his uncle Kenshin as unlockable.