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dynasty warriors 8 empires



Launch Date for Tactical Action Franchise Updated to February 24, 2015

BURLINGAME, Calif. – January 6, 2015 KOEI TECMO America today announced pre-order bonus DLC details and an updated launch date of February 24, 2015 for the tactical action game, DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires. The pre-order bonus DLC available at GameStop and EB Canada for the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One versions includes the following: Special Costume Set (Date Mashamune, Guan Yinping, Guo Jia and Tenko costumes), Edit Armor Set 1 (for male characters) and Edit Armor Set 2 (for female characters).

Additionally, the company released the epic opening movie, images and video for the new character, Xun Yu as well as new weapons. Xun Yu, from the Wei Kingdom, favors the “Formation Rod” and was known as the “King’s Gifted Adviser” due to the brilliant strategies and advice he dispensed. His keen insight and large network of acquaintances has made him skilled at evaluating people, resulting in the discovery of many adept officers.

New, favored weapons for 9 different characters in DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires include:

Deng Ai’s “Revolving Crossbow” which can be used for long and short-range attacks and is capable of rapidly firing multiple arrows, Guan Suo’s “Sabatons” which are equipped on the feet, focused solely on kicks and able to launch combo attacks in the air, Lianshi’s “Mandarin Duck Hooks” which makes up for its short reach with sheer speed that she wields in both hands, Liu Shan’s agile “Dragon Column” known for its variety of special counterattacks, Meng Huo’s hefty “Stele” that transform into a palm tree or other items during Strong Attacks, Sun Quan’s “Flame Blade”, a well-rounded powerful sword, enveloped in flames with fast attack speed at distances both near and far, Wang Yi’s “Emei Piercers” used primarily by assassins has a short reach, but is capable of multiple rapid attacks, Xiaoqiao’s “Paired Fans” which can create a flurry of small tornadoes that fly freely in the air, and last but not least, Yueying’s “Bladebow”, which combines a crossbow with a short-range sword that fires a homing arrow after multiple shots are executed.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires focuses deeply on the chaotic lives of the warriors as their fateful decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations they bravely fight for. Players can select from 83 unique characters, or create their own original character with a plentitude of options through the edit function. The visual customization goes further with the newly implemented ability to customize their horses, banners and “normal” officers.

Courageous warriors trudge through Ancient China with its vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles as they slash through enemy lines. InDYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires, warriors must fight against not only enemies but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons bring new elements to the more than 35 battlefields affected by seasons and the passing of time.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is published by KOEI TECMO America and will be available on February 24, 2015 in North America.  The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be available for $49.99. The PC (Steam®) and PlayStation 3 digital only version will be available for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. This title has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.

For the latest DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires news follow us on or @KoeiTecmoUS or visit the official website


KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

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