Dynasty Warriors 8 Welcomes Xingcai And Liu Shan

By Ishaan . February 18, 2013 . 11:30am

Two more Dynasty Warriors 8 characters have screenshots. Below, you can find Xingcai and Liu Shan.

 

Xingcai:

 

Liu Shan:

 

Dynasty Warriors 8 will be available in Japan on February 28th for the PlayStation 3.


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  • VietKnight

    I like their new outfits when I saw the latest trailer with Shu Kingdom.

  • LustEnvy

    Xingcai is pretty damn hot.

  • Z3

    Xingcai <3

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I see those delicious exposed thighs are still in this design.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

    Don’t those two make such a wonderful couple?

    … ;)

    • Ixbran

      I agree, one of the things i love about Shan and Xingcais relationship is that its different compared to the other couples in the DW games. The woman is the warrior and the man is the one who needs protecting, its an interesting dynamic koei went with those two. I hope to see those two interacting more in this game.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

        The games never really touched on Xing Cai being an empress of Shu and at the same time never making her look the part. Except in DW8, maybe. She looks like the real deal this time.

        • Ixbran

          despite Xingcai being a fictional interpretation of Zhang Feis youngest daughter, thing is both of his daughters historically married Liu Shan.

          So far Koei has been very good with sticking too historical marriages, even with Oichi marrying Katsuie after Nagamasas death in SW3. So it would be very odd of Koei to not do the same with Xingcai and Liu Shan.

          • Testsubject909

            Oichi also hooked up with Katsuie in Samurai Warriors 2… or was that Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends… Ah I forget.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fredthedark Frederick Alan Kriesel

      I always though Liu Shan was gay…

  • YoshEE

    I totally love Xing Cai look!!! And Liu Shan look decent and way better than DW7 in my option.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    That Zettai Ryouiki. O.o
    And Liu Shan. Will you still be the one who left Shu to die or these time become the hope for kingdom? We will see.^_^

    • Ixbran

      He didnt leave his country to die. The DW interpretation of Liu shan is very intelligent compared to his historical counterpart.

      And even so, think about it for a sec. Without Zhuge Liang, Zhang Fei and Guan Yu, Shu was under constant attack from Wei because the Wei Kingdom no longer had anything to fear from Shu. They were going to keep pushing and pushing until Shu was conquered. In DW8 Liu Shan realized this and surrendered while his lands still had plenty of resources, a wise move as stated by Sima Zhao.

      That way instead of wasting those supplies on a war they were never going to win, he surrendered so that the people could have access to them instead.

      but as I said, that’s just the Koei interpretation of his character.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        What you said is indeed correct but i can’t stand his way of saying especially when he is talking to Sima Zhao there. He mention how the hard work of all the ones who have passed by like nothing.

        While i do understand what he mentionedthat he can’t stand being ordered around, he also should understand that it is his responsibility for being born as Hero’s son. Hell, if he really hated all the responsibility, he can choose to run away from all of that actually but of course by doing that he will lose all the great thing he had such as the whole kingdom as his plaything.

        • Ixbran

          Well, how would you feel if you were expected to continue your parents life’s work, and no one bothered to ask you what your dream was?

          Like with Cao Pi said during the Wei storyline, his fathers dream isnt necessarily like his own.

          Regardless Shan seemed fine with continuing his fathers work, I mean your right about one thing, if he had wanted to leave he very well could have. Koeis interpretation of him seemed like he was having a form of internal struggle: Wanting to do what was best for Shu, and wanting to do what he wanted. I mean it was obvious he was dedicated to his fathers cause, he participated in battle and in Xingcais Legends stage she found him training on his own without having been told too.

          Hes not a bad person in the games, hes just portrayed as a more realistic person: he has his own dreams that hes forced to put aside for the sake of his fathers, and when he saw an opportunity to free him self of the chains that kept him as Shus leader, he took it. And he did so, within the games, in a way that would do the least amount of damage to Shu.

          • Testsubject909

            Just don’t forget that Liu Bei kinda caused the poor kid possible brain damage by dropping/tossing him on the ground when he was still but a baby.

          • Ixbran

            He didn’t just drop him, according to the Romance of The three Kingdoms novels, he literally threw A Dou into the ground and then screamed at it for “putting one of his best generals in danger.” after Zhau Yun worked so hard to save him.

  • Testsubject909

    Ah… Xing Cai… How I miss your spear from back in Dynasty Warriors 5, where your moveset included a spinning combo attack that enabled me to circle around an officer’s defenses at close range enabling me to bypass the need for any defense breaking element and then enable me to combo straight into more damage juggling tactics.

    How I miss your old moveset… Still, the first character I played with in Dynasty Warriors and the one I clocked the most time on. Always good to see her.

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