Rose Arts (Japanese: ローズレッドブラッド:シノンBlood Red Rose: Sinon) is a spin-off of the Rose Warriors series. The game is a collaboration between J-Games and Koei Tecmo and a crossover between the Rose Warriors and Dynasty Warriors series.
The game takes the gameplay from Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series, and as such is extremely combat-intense, with hoards of enemies appearing on screen at once.
The game focuses primarily on combat, unlike the original canon titles which focus mostly on exploration. Characters each use a single weapon with four different variations: their default weapon with three stronger variations unlocked through various challenges. Each weapon has its own set of combos to be utilized in combat, and badges can be used to expand these combo attacks. Weapons are also outfitted with a special attack known as the Rose Art, which can be used once the Art Gauge is filled by defeating enemies.
There are 16 playable characters in the game, with most having to be unlocked via the story mode scenarios. Additional characters, such as the villain characters, were added in post-launch with game updates and downloadable content.
Note: This section refers to Command units that can be encountered during the game's story mode. All playable characters that appear in the base game of Rose Arts can appear as Command units in the game's Adventure Mode.