Dynasty Warriors 8 coming west in July
posted on 04.03.13 at 09:27 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Action game sequel to hit two consoles overseas.

Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on July 16 and in Europe on July 12, Tecmo Koei has announced. And it will have both English and Japanese voice-overs with English, French, and German subtitles

The latest installment in the tactical action franchise, which launched for PlayStation 3 in Japan this past February, follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu, and Jin through the historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

In addition to Story Mode, the game adds “numerous replay elements” like multiple endings, extra modes “with synergies between action and game systems,” new episodes, 40 “completely new” stages, over 70 playable characters (some new, many returning), and ‘What if?’ scenarios that break away from historical fact to show “what could have happened if…” Stories will have different outcomes depending on the player’s choices.

View a new set of screenshots and the game’s English box art at the gallery.

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    Yay~~ now i can plat it once more xP

  • https://www.facebook.com/miyabigaming 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    Someone on my friends list said it’ll be dubbed only. Looks like he was wrong

  • Renzouri

    Subtitle options would be in English, French, or German~ https://twitter.com/tecmokoeieurope/status/319438343366651904

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Gracias. Added.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Really excited for this one! Love DW.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah! Fully dubbed again too!
    Lets go!

  • Warboss Aohd

    are one o’ da what ifs include da Great King Meng Huo takin’ over China?

  • http://twitter.com/Miketheking75 MTK

    Just got DW7E in Feb, thinking about skipping this and go for next gen DW or XL.

    • PrinceHeir

      to be honest you should have waited for this one instead.

      this one uses a COMPLETELY new engine and physics, the also made this game much faster, and i’ve been reading alot of forums saying this is what Dynasty Warriors 7 should have been in the first place.

      im glad i waited though, i was tempted to buy Empires, but seeing as i want to collect all the side entries, might as well save that for Dynasty Warriors 8(Xtreme Legends and Empires are sure to come)

      for me the only musou games i bought this gen are Hokuto no Ken’s Rage 2, Orochi Warriors 3(this is enough for the rest of gen, wish PS3 had hyper), and soon to be One Peace Pirate Warriors 2.

      just recently got back to musou games since the PS2 days, and man i missed ALOT!!!

      but at least there were lots of improvements over the years!!!

      im waiting for Sengoku Basara 4 and Samurai Warriors 4 in 2014(both are confirmed for 2014).

      im betting Koei will make the next gen Dynasty/Samurai/Orochi Warriors using DW8 engine.

      and i would definitely love to play Orochi Warriors 4/Musou Orochi 3 using DW8 engine.

      the engine looks fucking good!!!!!!

      • Budgiecat

        why can’t we get a Shaw Warriors game though

        • PrinceHeir

          maybe saving for Samurai Warriors 4?? :D

    • Ixbran

      I would not miss this title if I were you. This game manages to fix a lot of the problems that the series had before.

      for the first time all the characters have their own move sets, everyone is de-cloned with no shared move sets at all. Every character has at least one playable role in a story mode stage.

      each kingdom story line features multiple endings due to “What If” routs that cause branching paths. Because of this the story mode offers multiple play throughs for each kingdom. It features a sound track that is a combination of remixed classics along with all new tracks.

      did i forget to mention that all 77 playable characters have their own move set not shared by another character?

      Free mode has returned having been gone in 7 and 7XL. and they bring back a feature they haven’t had since DW3: the ability to play the opposing army in stages in free mode.

      Missing this game would be a huge mistake on your part.

  • Kurisu Makise

    And so Tecmo Koei continues to dip into my wallet, nice work.

  • PrinceHeir

    Dual Audio not to mention Retail Disc version O_____O

    Day 1!!!!!!

    hopefully they do this in the inevitable Xtreme Legends and Empires game!!!

  • Jaylesse

    I am so hyped for this game. Could be the best DW title yet~!

  • Budgiecat

    So I guess it will be disc based thank God.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Why wouldn’t it be, it’s dubbed after all.

  • MosquitoLemon

    “What if” Zhuge Liang had been working for an army that didn’t suck D: