The Dynasty Warriors series occupies a special place in my heart, reserved for the laziest of rainy days, when you don't really want to have your dexterity put to the test or nerves stretched, but rather feel like decimating armies of hundreds of worthless peons with your masterful swordplay.
Of course, it's always better with a chum, so we're rather glad that news has hit declaring that Dynasty Warriors 8 will be bringing back story co-op.
Gematsu picked up a Famitsu scan (posted above) detailing a number of features for the new game. Apparently you'll be able to play as enemy forces thanks to "reverse scenarios" in Free Mode, and there'll be a bunch of characters new to the series including Yue Jin, Li Dian, Lu Su, Han Dang, Guan Yinping, Guan Xing, Zhang Bao, Zhang Chunhua, Jia Chong, and Wen Yang.
Most excitingly, though, the game will re-introduce offline and online co-op for the game's story mode.
Dynasty Warriors recently featured in our Top Ten Hack and Slash Games list.