New Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires screenshots have arisen by way of Famitsu, and they're both hi-res and mercifully watermark-free.
These images mostly show Empires newbie and Shu member Xu Shu, a young fellow wielding a rather traditional looking sword. We do have a couple random Wei screenshot in the mix too, depicting Xiahou Dun.
The DW7 spin-off has thus far been confirmed for Japan release only and will be hitting Nippon retailers come September 2012. No 360 or overseas release was mentioned with the announcement. To its Japanese fans, the game is known as Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Empires.
Tecmo Koei did tease several unveilings for next week's E3, and we're wondering if maybe one such reveal might be Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires' eventual Western release. If so, we'd guess the game will arrive next year.