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Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires

Fan-favourite ‘Empires’ series returns with Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires in 2015. ‘Empires’ will take the focus away from the historical figures that roamed the battlefields of the Three Kingdoms of China, and emphasise more on player-created characters and strategic gameplay.

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  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo America
  • Developer: Koei Tecmo America
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Alcohol Reference
Mild Suggestive Themes
Violence
 
 

Game

Overview

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires focuses deeply on the chaotic lives of the warriors as their fateful decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations they bravely fight for. Players can select from 83 unique characters, or create their own original character with a plentitude of options through the edit function. The visual customization goes further with the newly implemented ability to customize their horses, banners and "normal" officers.                                                                                     

**In the returning Empire mode, players can select from one of many distinct roles which are best suited to them or to experience the epic history and its outcomes through a different methodology of warfare in replay. Whether choosing from Liu Bei, a provincial ruler forced to wander the land in search of a home or Lu Bu, an egotistical warrior who moves from one betrayal to another in search of his own glory, players are swept up in the drama of warfare.

**Courageous warriors trudge through Ancient China with its vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles as they slash through enemy lines. In DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires, warriors must fight against not only enemies but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons bring new elements to the more than 35 battlefields affected by seasons and the passing of time. 

 
 

Gameplay

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New Battle System Features Advanced Strategy & Tactics

Stratagems, that were so popular in the previous entry in the series, have been upgraded even further.

Starting with Large Scale Stratagems, where your allies will temporarily retreat from the battlefield while these powerful tactics are unleashed, various new stratagems have been added to provide even more strategic play.

Additionally, the introduction of Instant Bases, that can be built in relatively open areas of land, allow you to experience the tactical back and forth nature of attacking and defending bases across the map.

Finally, the time of day and weather can also have an effect on the battles, where launching a raid at night or a fire attack in the wind can help magnify their effectiveness, providing yet another layer of strategy to consider when fighting the battles. 

Expanded freedom of Edit Mode

The Edit Mode traditionally found in the Empire series now features even more new advancements.

With new editable parameters such as character facial contours, wrinkles, and facial hair, as well as new equipment and color variations, the custom character function has been greatly enhanced.

In addition, two officers that are married can now have children whose appearance resembles that of both of their parents.

Lastly, there is an edit function for allied soldiers, warhorses, banners, units, and more, enabling you to customize your Three Kingdoms experience further than ever before.  

 
 

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Free Alliances Version

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is the latest installment of the 'Empires' series, in which you aim to conquer ancient China using both strategy and the one warrior versus one thousand tactical action the WARRIORS series is known for. The player becomes a hero from Three Kingdoms era, with the goal of unifying all of ancient China under their rule!    

In the Free Alliances Version of DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires, you can enjoy a selection of the features from the retail version, including the ability to play Invasion and Defensive battles in Free Mode.  

You can also enjoy playing online with players who own the retail version.    

It is also possible to import save data from the Free Alliances Version into the retail version of the game!

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KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.  “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.