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Dynasty Warriors 8 (真・三國無双7 Shin Sangokumusō 7, known in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou 7) is a hachồng & slash video clip game và the eighth official installment of the Dynasty Warriors series. It is developed by Omega Force and published by Tecmo Koei. The story is based on the 14th-century Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Having more than 82 characters featured in the game, the game largely based its system on Dynasty Warriors 7 and focused on adding more nội dung for replayability while also making several tweaks lớn the combat system.

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The game was unveiled on October 30, 2012 via Jump Magazine & released on February 28, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 in Japan. On April 3, 2013, it was confirmed by Tecmo Koei that there would be an overseas release for both North America and Europe in July 2013. It was released on both PlayStation 3 và Xbox 360 for both physical và digital release. The option of English & Japanese voice overs also return, where there is also an option to change the subtitles khổng lồ English, French or German.

The game is followed by two expansions. The first, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends was released for PlayStation 3 on November 28, 2013 in Japan & in 2014 in North America and Europe. Versions for PlayStation Vita & PlayStation 4 are developed as well, both of which package the expansion with the original version and are released under the title of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends - Complete Edition. The PlayStation Vita version was released on the same day as PlayStation 3, while the PlayStation 4 version was released as a launch title for the console in Japan, on March 25, năm trước in North America, and on April 4, năm trước for Europe. The PC port for Complete Edition was released on May 13, năm trước, with a port for Nintenvì chưng Switch following on December 27, 2018. The second expansion, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires was released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November trăng tròn, 2014 in nhật bản, with North American and European versions released in February 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows (via Steam). A Japan-exclusive Switch port of Empires was released on November 9, 2017.

Gameplay & features


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Story mode & free mode

The story mode retains the same faction-based storyline & returns with seamless cutscenes. In addition, each of the characters of the "Other" faction has one scenario dedicated to lớn them, forming a loose "Other" faction story mode, in a first for the series. Stages now have sầu more freedom of progression for the player, unlượt thích the previous installment, which was strongly preset in means of stage routes. A selection of up to four characters will be offered for each stages in story mode, instead of controlling a pre-defined character; the mission objectives in each màn chơi differ based on the character chosen. The story has been entirely rewritten, with each of the four factions" stories dividing into a historical path và a hypothetical path at a critical portion of their stories. Each mission may have a number of optional objectives which unlock additional side story missions or alter the course of history, such as the moment where the flood attaông chồng in Fan Castle fails và therefore saves Guan Yu"s life from being extinguished và therefore in relation also saves Zhang Fei from the betraying officers. In order to unlochồng the hypothetical path, players must complete all of the optional objectives in both the main và side stories prior lớn the critical point of the storyline. The game also allows a co-op play of the story mode và it can be played both offline and online. However, online co-op is only available on the PS3, & Xbox 360. The PC version does not have sầu online multiplayer. In the previous installment to lớn the franchise, Dynasty Warriors 7, the story mode was only single-player.

Xtreme Legends adds an additional storyline for Lu Bu"s forces, primarily focused on Lu Bu, Chen Gong, and Zhang Liao. In addition, a series of hypothetical missions are added lớn the four main kingdoms" storylines, mostly recreating historical events with a slight hypothetical twist (for example, one Wei mission is premised on Cao Cao sparing Lu Bu after the Battle of Xiapi and utilizing hyên ổn in the Battle of Guandu, while a Shu scenario has Liu Bei turning to Sun Ce rather than Cao Cao after the Battle of Xiaopei). Each of the three main kingdoms contains a two-part "mini-campaign" centered around the new character introduced to their respective factions (Yu Jin, Fa Zheng, & Zhu Ran), while the Jin faction, having no new characters, has a three-part mini-chiến dịch featuring a fictional version of Zhong Hui"s Rebellion. Each campaign concludes with a whimsical side-story mission, not mix to any particular timeline. Additional "Other" scenarquả táo are also included for the Other faction.

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The music for the hypothetical portion of each Story Mode is taken from earlier Dynasty Warriors installments, with four pieces specifically remixed for this game (one each from Dynasty Warriors 3, 5, 6, & 7). Furthermore, the four kingdom leitmotifs introduced in Dynasty Warriors 7 return and are further expanded upon in the soundtrachồng of Dynasty Warriors 8; Xtreme Legends adds a kingdom leitmotif for Lü Bu"s faction based on his recurring theme.

Free mode returns for the first time since Dynasty Warriors 6 in terms of main game. Players will be given opportunity lớn play as an opposing faction in the stages a la Dynasty Warriors 3 and 4, instead of being forced khổng lồ play in a faction as in Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends.

Ambition Mode

A new game mode, called the "Ambition Mode", has been introduced. In it, the player is tasked khổng lồ create a social base for peasants called the "Tongquetai Tower" and to make Emperor Xian visit it. To raise the tower"s status, the player must take part in three different kind of battles; Skirmish battles which give sầu materials to construct the tower, Raid battles which increase fame, and Large-scale battles which can recruit new partners. Players start out with the weapon shop as their sole base facility. More can be added or expanded upon as the town gradually becomes populated with people. These include a food market, a trade shop, a menagerie, etc.

Xtreme Legends introduces a countdown timer into lớn Ambition Mode, where a player is initially given 7 minutes of time (the base game granted 15, 30, or 60 minutes per scenario, based on the game map), & is granted additional time for every 100 enemies killed, for every officer defeated, or for achieving stage objectives (up khổng lồ a maximum of 15 minutes). It also introduces a second portion to Ambition Mode, reminiscent of both Dynasty Warriors Next & the Empires installments, where, following the construction of the Tonquetai and the visitation of the emperor, a false emperor has arisen and the player is tasked khổng lồ eliminate the false emperor by subjugating territories under the false emperor"s influence. The bodyguard system of the base game is expanded, where, instead of the ability khổng lồ bring one (playable) character with them lớn battle, they may bring three (generic or playable) officers with them. The ability to lớn select bodyguards is based on a "fee" system, constrained by the playable character"s leadership rating as well as an inherent cost to hiring the character as a bodyguard (for example, playable characters cost more than generic officers). Each bodyguard is also associated with a particular bodyguard skill, which may be used by the playable character to affect the course of gameplay. Bodyguard skills may be upgraded with use, or by releasing other officers (the released officers return as enemies, và may be re-recruited), while the leadership rating of playable characters may be upgraded by using the skills of their bodyguards.

Challenge Mode

As with previous Dynasty Warriors games, Xtreme Legends adds a Challenge Mode, which uses stock characters (as opposed lớn the customized characters in Story, Free, or Ambition modes) for various arcade-style challenges. There are a total of five mini-games, each of which reward the player with a customizable weapon based on the character"s score in the challenge; these may include weapons with weapon elements that are unobtainable in any of the other modes.