Kitabatake is an infantryhero available in the Scenario Editor in Age of Empires II. He is based on Kitabatake Chikafusa(北畠 親房), who was a Japanese court noble, historian and writer of the 14th century. Despite his personal bias and political motives in his work on the history of Japan's feudal government and Imperial line, they are some of the most detailed accounts available.
In the game, Kitabatake is represented by a Samurai but with better stats. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health (since The Conquerors). Like other infantry units, Kitabatake is affected by all upgrades that affect infantry as well as any other bonuses that affect them.