Tecmo Koei today announced the upcoming release of Dynasty Warriors 8. The next instalment highly popular tactical action franchise will be available in stores on July 12 in Europe and on July 16 in North America on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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 IP one step further, merging numerous replay elements like multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems.
Apart from the Story Mode, which comes with new episodes and characters, 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.
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Dynasty Warriors 8 also contains a vast number of new and returning playable characters, as 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.