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Dynasty Warriors 8 Will Have Online & Offline Co-op, New Characters

Matt Gardner
Action Games, Co-op, Dynasty Warriors 8, hack and slash, Tecmo Koei

Dynasty Warriors 8 Will Have Online & Offline Co-op, New Characters

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.

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Breadster  Feb. 6, 2013 at 16:56

The last one I played (i think it was 7) was garbage online. I pretty much only got it because it had online co-op, but it wasn't even properly synchronous. One of you could be wasting a ton of guys, while the other player just sees them wailing on thin air while a group of people just drop dead somewhere else. It was pointless.

I'd maybe be tempted to get one again if it had a proper online co-op empires mode. Koei are such a lazy developer, they barely make any changes to the series. Also, weren't all of those "new" characters already in the game? Particularly Ma Chao and Xu Zhu who have been in it for ages.

Last edited by Breadster, Feb. 6, 2013 at 17:01
LuXun  Jul. 12, 2013 at 22:24

It's not ALL new characters. It's still the old characters plus like ten new ppl. New game modes way more musou attacks character specific weopons(like liu bei and lu Xun both main with twin swords. In 7. In this one they each will have there own special weopon.) way more weopons. Online everything pretty much and way bttr graphics

DdDongDd  Jul. 25, 2013 at 01:04

Do you know a release date for Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends for PS3 in European?:') ...

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