By Max Keil / March 1st, 2014
It’s been an exciting week for fans of Tecmo Koei’s long running historical-brawler series. Not only was the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn announced the other day, but now we’re getting new details on the fast approaching Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends.
In addition to a host of other changes the upgrade to Xtreme Legends brings 5 new characters to the 80+ roster Dynasty Warriors 8 boasted. Below we have Tecmo Koei’s description of them.
Chen Gong– An ambitious and humorous strategist for Lu Bu, he is willing to make any sacrifice to see himself rise to the top. He once served under Cao Cao, but switched sides when he realized his ambitions would not be satisfied.
Fa Zheng– A strategist without morals and a key figure in Liu Bei’s efforts to take over the land of Shu. He is a brilliant tactician who has pacified Yi Province with his strategies, and participated in the invasion of Hanzhong. He strongly believes in repaying his debts, whether it be for good or ill.
Lu Lingqi– A brave warrior princess, and daughter of Lu Bu, who possesses great fighting ability much like her father, she uses her courage to stand in the front lines of any battle.
Yu Jin– An invincible general promoted by Wei leader Cao Cao. He places a strong emphasis on military discipline, and his unyielding personality causes him to be feared by friend and foe alike.
Zhu Ran– A fledgling warrior who has since been promoted within the Wu ranks. Although young, he distinguished himself in the suppression of a group of mountain bandits and during the Battle of Ruxukou.
As we previously reported, Tecmo Koei is actually releasing two versions of this game. One for the PS3 called Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends that is just the new content, and then a Complete Edition for PS4 and PS Vita that will include both the original game and the new updates. Additionally, players who picked up the original Dynasty Warriors 8 for PS3 can transfer their save files across all PlayStation platforms.
Both versions of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be released in North America on March 25th and in Europe on April 4th.
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