Dynasty Warriors 8 Storm Rushes With Yue Jin And Xiahou Dun Screenshots

By Spencer . November 2, 2012 . 2:48am


Dynasty Warriors 8 is on track for release next year with over 70 warlords to play as and a handful of gameplay tweaks. You can play Dynasty Warriors 8 in story mode, free mode, view an image gallery or pick tutorial mode to learn the basics. The Jin Kingdom is in the game and the story will have some "what if" scenarios.


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Yue Jin is one of the new characters from the Wei clan and fights with twin hookswords.

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Li Dang is armed with a wheel halberd. He has a knack for spotting enemy traps.

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You can’t have a Dynasty Warriors game with Xiahou Dun. He slashes through armies with a scimitar.

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Zhao Yun from the Shu side rushes into battle with a Dragon Spear in hand.

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Dynasty Warriors 8 has new gameplay systems like Storm Rush. If your weapon has an edge over your opponent you can breakthrough their defense and hit them with a flurry of strikes.




Variable Counter is a skill you can use if your weapon has a disadvantage against the enemy’s. This move knocks the opponent and surrounding units back and changes your weapon. Just like Dynasty Warriors 7 you can switch weapons in battle.



When certain conditions are met you can do an Awakening. This buffs your character and unlocks your True Musou attack if you can defeat enough enemies when Awakening status is active.


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Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to PlayStation 3 next year.

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  • Tales_of_Master

    “You can’t have a Dynasty Warriors game with Xiahou Dun…” Don’t you mean “Without” ? Dynasty Warriors 8 is looking pretty cool. If the story mode is an expansion of the one in DW7, then I’m pretty interested. Although I think it might be too much to ask for the game to have Pokemon characters in ti -_-

    • Hinataharem

      Mowing down hundreds of baddies as Magikarp is a dream come true.

    • Jebas

      A, how sorry I am speaking, but you is IDIOT? Dynasty Warriors it’s a geme based on the historical period of Tree Kingdons in ancient China, it’s based on real facts, all, the wars, the caracter, and in the real life not ecxisted pokemón!

  • Samurai_Heart

    And now to wait for a confirmation that this game will come out of Japan =P, makes me wonder if it does, would it be Japanese VO only or they will record English VO.
    With how Koei does recently with Warriors Orochi 3 and One Piece, it might be.
    I feel sorry for Americans needing to download these games all the time lately, at least give them a choice of download or retail disc.

    Such a shame on PlayStation US’s policies, so many great games would have been released if they didn’t have policy such as: (I’m paraphrasing)
    No 2D games (some exceptions)
    No remakes
    All games must have english dub (only exception was Yakuza series I believe)

    • Hraesvelgr

      It doesn’t seem likely that they’d do DD and Japanese VO. Sure, they did it with WO3 and One Piece, but those games don’t sell as well as the “main” games do.

  • masaYT

    SO EXCITED! Now just the long wait.  

  • asch999

    I didn’t really like this Dun new design, My favourite Xiahou Dun design was from DW4 

    • Göran Isacson

      Agreed. There was something classy about his long hair that these new boy-band esque hairdos can’t quite capture. Also, classy flowing robes. When almost all of his other Wei-peeps are all clad in big blue armor, having someone forego big pauldrons in favor of simpler robes gave him some identity of his own. Now, eh…

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    SSX and Zhou Yu look a lot better than in DW7 now too.

  • Budgiecat

    really? Cool…

  • i was going to get dw7:XL, should i wait for dw8?

  • Ace.Of Hearts♥

    *fangirl screams* DW8!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! Zhao Yun<3 hot as always!!!!!! eew Xiahou Dun looks so….old…. the graphics look super pretty! noooo! Sun Shang Xiang..what happened????it seems like the 'tomboy princess'gets girlier in each new game.. Zhou Yu is so <3 I want this!!!

  • The pictures look amazing! I am so excited for DW8 SERIOUSLY.

    By the way, I have wrote a post about some expectations for DW8 including the gameplay, story and characters. Won’t you read and comment with your opinion on what you expect to? :) http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/expectations-for-dynasty-warriors-8/

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