Dynasty Warriors 8 hit store shelves in Japan last week, which means Tecmo Koei can now shift gears and work on localizations. Hooray, that's right, Dynasty Warriors 8 has been announced for global release, coming to North America on July 16 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (July 12 in Europe, July 11 in Australia). With over 70 characters and probably, maybe, at least a billion nameless goons to kill, it's Dynasty Warriors fun just like you'd expect.
Just like other Dynasty Warriors, this beat 'em up will take place in the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" setting where the kingdoms of Shu, Wei, Wu and Jin battle for control. The scope of my knowledge on this setting is entirely based around my experience with Dynasty Warriors, and as such is entirely unreliable. I'm pretty sure everyone ends up happily ever after. Pretty sure.
In Dynasty Warriors 8 there will be online and offline cooperative play for the story mode, unlike Dynasty Warriors 7. Who would really want to share their secret love of Dynasty Warriors, though? It's better the hide such a shameful thing. Otherwise, beyond a few interesting weapon features and an expanded and more freeform progression system in story mode, this is just a prettier Dynasty Warriors than last time. Good enough!
Dynasty Warriors 8, coming to a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 near you on July 16... you know, if you're into that kind of thing.
Quick note to me from Lydia, where did Dynasty Earriors 7 Empires go?