Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires is almost upon us, which is great news as in many ways the Empires versions are my favourite releases of a Dynasty Warriors game. It adds a tactical element to the game, making it a little more more strategic, but still allowing for plenty over-the-top hack and slash action. Don’t think you’ll be able to sit back and think chin-strokingly about the battle, as you’ll need to get your hands dirty as with all Warriors!
The game comes out on February 27th. To tide us over Koei Tecmo have thankfull released some great looking screenshots, and given some more information about how the Edit Mode and Custom Scenario components of the game will work. Check them out!
Edit Mode enables players to create original characters and use them in the Empire Mode. Numerous upgrades made to the existing Edit Mode functions include the ability to edit allied soldiers, warhorses, banners and more, forming a unique player created unit. The mode also allows editing of the maps used in the scenarios, allowing the freedom to make entirely new scenarios. It’s up to the player whether to take the finely detailed unit and become a known warrior in the Three Kingdoms, or to choose to live life freely while attempting to rewrite history.
Custom Scenario mode adds the ability to control what will happen across the vast Chinese landscape. In addition to setting the locations and rulers of each kingdom, officers can be changed within those kingdoms. Players can also create their own title and introduction for the scenario, adjusting every last detail to form a brand new Three Kingdoms world.
Don’t forget to check out the opening movie:
You can pre-order the game from our online store right here!