Dynasty Warriors 8

After hints of a localization, it has been official confirmed that Dynasty Warriors 8 will be releasing in North America and Europe. A guest from Tecmo Koei Europe gave everyone the details in a GAMRs Podcast, which you can listen to below.

The following is a press release from Tecmo Koei Europe about Dynasty Warriors 8.

Hertfordshire, April 3d 2013- Tecmo Koei Europe is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Dynasty Warriors 8. The next instalment of the fan-favourite tactical action franchise will be available in stores on the 12th of July 2013 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

As with previous titles of the series, Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

However this sequel takes the much loved IP one step further, merging numerous replay elements like multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems, making a game that people won’t want to put down.

Apart from the Story Mode, which comes with new episodes and characters and takes a deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors 8 includes all new ‘What if?’ scenarios. Breaking away from historical fact, this mode takes a look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day. This way the story branches out to different outcomes providing variety in the course and ending of the game and giving the players the power to view an alternate version of history depending on their choices.

Dynasty Warriors 8 also boasts a vast number of new and returning playable characters, as the highly anticipated officers Yue Jin and Li Dian from the Wei Kingdom, who make their first appearance in the series, alongside more than 70 playable characters that fight to prevail in the battlefield.

Giving stronger emphasis in the stage of these epic battles and inspired by the landscape of ancient China to deliver a wide range of visual treats, Dynasty Warriors 8 will feature more than 40 completely new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites.

Also, make sure to check out the North American and European websites.

Crystal Colwell
What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. :) Happy Reading!