Dynasty Warriors 8 Announced For PlayStation 3

By Ishaan . October 30, 2012 . 9:15am

Dynasty Warriors 8 (known as Dynasty Warriors 7 in Japan) has been announced for the PlayStation 3 in Japan’s Jump magazine.


Jump reports that the game will feature the highest number of military commanders thus far.


Dynasty Warriors 8 is slated for release sometime in 2013. Jump shows images of Gakushin as a playable character.

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  • Tre W

    Sweet. Figured it was worth thinking twice on buying DW7Empires, because DW8 was going to be released sooner than later.

  • Tre W

    Sweet. Figured it was worth thinking twice on buying DW7Empires, because DW8 was going to be released sooner than later.

  • KasuRuiza

    O.o how are we one ahead of Japan? this is like final fantasy all over again >.<

    • It’s an error on Ishaan’s part. It’s Shin Sangoku Musou 7 while it’s Dynasty Warriors 8 here. And I’m still surprised people don’t know the buzz behind it.

      • Not an error! I just didn’t see the point of using the Japanese name for the series. The point was simply to let it be known that we’re one number ahead in the west. :)

        • In that case, might as well call it New Dynasty Warriors 7 since Shin = New technically. lol You also don’t have to add a link to Dynasty Warriors 7 articles if it’s not the same game. Perhaps a link to the website once it’s released.

    • Kibbitz

      There was a game called Sangoku Musou. While also by KOEI and also  based off the Three Kingdoms, it was a fighting game, and not a brawler. It was brought to the world as Dynasty Warriors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlGzFWmNP-Y

      KOEI then started the Shin Sangoku Musou series, but it was still brought out under the Dynasty Warriors name, so the first REAL Dynasty Warriors game by definition which was Shin Sangoku Musou was already Dynasty Warriors 2 to the world. This is why they have only until Shin Sangoku Musou 7 but Dynasty Warriors 8.

      • KasuRuiza

        ah! i had completely forgot about that ps1 game. thanks for the info!

      • KasuRuiza

        ah! i had completely forgot about that ps1 game. thanks for the info!

    • neo_firenze

      Back in the PS1 days, Koei released a 3D fighting game called “Sangoku Musou” in Japan, which was localized to the US and called “Dynasty Warriors”.

      Moving forward a couple years, at the PS2’s launch Koei made a new game in the hack-and-slash style we now associate with their Warriors games.  In Japan they called that game “Shin Sangoku Musou” (New Sangoku Musou) and treated it as the start of a new series.  For the US, they just named the new PS2 game Dynasty Warriors 2 instead of the literal translation of New Dynasty Warriors, and the numbering stuck for future sequels.

      So yeah, maybe a slight bit of confusion based on Ishaan’s statement too.  Japanese know this game as it’s Japanese name of Shin Sangoku Musou 7, or literally translated: “New Dynasty Warriors 7”.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Darn was hoping the next one theyd announce was Dynasty Warriors Gundam 4 with AGE mobile suits (Age FX).

    Hopefully AI is improved in this one?

  • ffboi7

    Dan I haven’t played DW game since DW 5 it’s felt so long. Might get this when it gets released over here

    •  Or start with DW7 at least for the story. The best in the entire DW franchise. So good that I wonder how DW8 will tell the same story after announcing the Jin Kingdom.

      • ffboi7

        Wait theres a story now 0_0 its not just the same campaign from previous DW?

        •  Where WERE you? LOL

          It’s an actual linear campaign with each faction, each chapter is given the subject character you’re going to play. No more repetitive campaigns just to get a character ending, just a streamlined story, which is the best way to narrate the RotTK story.


          • ffboi7

            I never went anywhere lol the whole reason I stopped playing the DW games is because they were the same thing everytime. Now that I know that DW7 actually changed it up a bit I will get it before DW8 comes out.

  • YoshEE

    So fcking awesome!!! And I am happy Yue Jin finally in. And I just saw Zhao Yun look and it look awesome with combine of DW3 or 5 and DW6 together. I can’t wait to get them soon when they release on U.S

  • Solomon_Kano

    I still need to beat Next…

    • Testsubject909

      I can offer help once I figure out how the whole Vita Online Ad-Hoc via Wifi thing works, if it does.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Nice. I’ve been meaning to get back to it.

  • The name’s Yue Jin, trust me I’m Chinese and lets hope they add more female character because one can’t have enough of them.

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  • Zero Shift

    Can’t wait for this. Looking forward to see who they will add as playable characters.

  • YAAAAY ( / ^O^) /

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