Nobunaga is an infantry hero available in the Scenario Editor in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. He also appears in the Kyoto scenario. He is based on Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長), who was a powerful daimyō of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan. Nobunaga was regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
In-game, he has the appearance of a Samurai. His stats are similar, but he has lightning-fast attack, striking twice per second (as opposed to once per two seconds, which is the standard Rate of Fire for melee units). Like other infantry, Nobunaga is affected by all upgrades that affect infantry as well as any other bonuses that affect them. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health.