Koei released the second episode in their video walkthrough series today, focusing on the new multiplayer features in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce for consoles.
Strikeforce will offer 4-player support, along with both co-op and competitive play. As the video notes, there are over 200 available quests to team up in, ranging from objective-based missions to hack 'n' slash, downing officers and bosses while coordinating via text or voice chat. We suggest using voice communication -- button mashing may not leave much time for texting.
In competitive multiplayer, you can duke it out with a friend in numerous stages, open or closed. Your skills and equipment will probably be integral to actually winning, which is probably where the new City feature comes into play.
Enjoy the flashy gameplay.