Dynasty Warriors 8 adds nine more characters
posted on 12.04.12 at 03:45 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Three new and six returning. Plus, new gameplay details.

Famitsu this week reveals nine new characters to join the Dynasty Warriors 8 lineup, three of them being brand new, the rest returning from previous games.

They are:

  • Guan Yinping (CV: Shiori Mikami) – Weapon: Double-headed mace.
  • Guan Xing (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) – Weapon: Dual wing blades.
  • Zhang Bao (CV: Daisuke Sakaguchi) – Weapon: Muraji Thorn Blade.
  • Liu Bei (CV: Moriya Endou) – Weapon: Pair of swords.
  • Guan Yu (CV: Yasunori Masutani) – Weapon: Scimitar.
  • Zhang Fei (CV: Hirohiko Kakegawa) – Weapon: Pair of spears.
  • Daqiao (CV: Junko Shimakata) – Weapon: Pair of canes.
  • Sun Ce (CV: Takahiro Kawachi) – Weapon: Rotary stick.
  • Zhang Jiao (CV: Yasuhiko Kawazu) – Weapon: Bishop’s staff.

The magazine also shared new gameplay details.

There are three attributes to weapons: Heaven, Earth, and Person. Heaven is stronger than Earth, which is stronger than Person, which is stronger than Heaven. When the affinity of your weapon is superior to your opponent’s, a spirit gauge will appear above your enemy. (A red circle will appear on-screen to make it easier to understand.) When the gauge drops to zero, you can invoke Storm Rush. But if your weapon is inferior, a red mark will appear above your opponent. After accumulating attacks, strike them with a Variable Attack, and the Variable Counter will be invoked.

Also revealed, each character will have three Musou attacks.

Dynasty Warriors 8 will launch for PlayStation 3 on February 28, 2013 in Japan.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    How many characters are in this game.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Over 70.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        Damn, that’s a lot. Hope the game makes it the U.S.

  • http://twitter.com/Renzouri Lee

    Thanks for the additional information! This was a big day for DW8 character reveals~

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    Zhang Fei’s son? an’ Guan Yu’s other sons?

    • Kobracon

      Guan Yu’s son and daughter.

  • Kobracon

    Hey Sal, according to the DW facebook page, the details of the 3 new characters (the first three starting from the top) are:

    Guan Yinping – Guan Yu’s fictional daughter (!) (srsly, Koei?)

    Guan Xing – Yet another of Guan Yu’s sons (I think this one was real)

    Zhang Bao – Zhang Fei’s son.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris4JC Novi Kristianto

    i hope zuo ci available again …

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Guan Yinping reminds me of Asuna from SAO… or was it just me?

  • Lamar Story

    man i am to excited for dynasty warriors 8 because i am a huge dynasty warriors fan and i am really amazed you guys from koei made everyone young and what i also love the most what you guys did to Zhao Yun and the others is you made their costumes look like it did from Dynasty Warriors 3 but with alittle more design on it and that i really love alot thanks alot for that koei. but their is one thing i want you guys from koei to put on Dynasty Warriors 8 that was on Dynasty Warriors 3 and made it so fun, i really want the lightning it had from Dynasty Warriors 3 and also when they do musou’s together make it like i was from Dynasty Warriors 3 and i am pretty sure Dynasty Warriors 8 will be fire … and their is so much more i want to see in Dynasty Warriors 8 because i always have good thoughts to help game designers but the only thing is they don’t listen to my thoughts and others … so im praying if i can help you guys from koei have great thoughts for Dynasty Warriors 8 of making it like how people always want Dynasty Warriors to always be.

  • PrinceHeir

    GODLY STUFF!!!!!!!!

  • tigerchevy64

    anyone know who all is in it?im sure Lu Bu is,thts wat matters 2 me,are those the only three new characters?