Another Day, Another Dynasty Warriors

By Sato . August 21, 2013 . 6:30pm

In a previous report, it was revealed that Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be coming to PlayStation 3 this November. In addition, Famitsu magazine reported two new playable characters in Chen Gong and Zhu Ran.


One of the most anticipated features that fans look forward to in the Dynasty Warriors series, is the addition of new characters. Chen Gong actually placed 1st in Weekly Famitsu Magazine and’s most wanted Dynasty Warriors character poll.


According to the report, there are still several long-awaited characters that fans of Dynasty Warriors have been hoping to see, that will be appearing in the upcoming game. In the meantime, take a look at Chen Gong below.


Chen Gong

Weapon of choice: Tactic Scroll

Chen Gong originally served under Cao Cao, but since then has become Ku Bu’s strategist. He’s an ambitious man who would just about do anything in order to succeed in life.


Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is slated for release on November 28th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.


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  • Warboss Aohd

    they need to slow down and spend longer on making the games better, cause DW8’s story was pretty lackluster in comparison to alot of the games.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Gameplay got awesome though.

      • Warboss Aohd

        gameplay is indeed good

    • Sardorim

      DW8 story wasn’t bad, DW7 story was very good as well. They’ve gone a long way towards improving the story even as their roster exploded.

  • 果林

    ku bu?

    • It’s…it’s KU BU! AAAAAHHHHHHHH!

  • Jah-keem York

    Seriously I’d rather they drop making Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends, and 8 (whatever the second one is called) if they actually through that dev time on working on Dynasty Warriors 9 .

    • Sardorim

      DW9 is a long ways off. They also said they want this to be the best XL ever so it’s going to be a big deal for fans. That and Lu Bu is getting his own Kingdom mode in this XL with What Ifs!

    • leingod

      I want DW9 on next-gen consoles, with a gazillion troops on screen.

    • akiko_sakuraba

      WTF?! They JUST released DW9!! That’s waaaaaay too fast.

  • drproton

    Vita too, according to gematsu.

    original source:

  • YoshEE

    Who is Ku Bu? lol and yes i know who is it :P

    • Ixbran

      probably a slip of the finger “K” is right next to the “L” on the keyboard.

      • YoshEE


    • leingod

      He’s SiaoChan’s husband. Also >hang Liao’s master before Xao Cao. He killed Shong Zhuo too.

  • Dianatos

    Strategy? What, utterly slaughtering everyone isn’t an effective strategy?

    • Testsubject909

      Honestly if you play enough Dynasty Warriors, it tends to be about gaining as much efficiency and battlefield control.

      The biggest threat is if you’ve not taken down the enemy line appropriately and left a path open on a different side of the map for them to take down your commander, that gets risky.

      As for personal combat, the inclusion of weapon switch, weapon advantage and aerial musou to all characters, NPC allies, enemies and player character, means you need to be wary at all times as well to react and adapt accordingly, especially when faced with an enemy musou… And especially when faced with Lu Bu’s musou.

      • Dianatos

        Actually, I was talking about Lu Bu in particular and found it odd that he had a strategist. Should have been specific. Sorry.

  • Sardorim

    There are still other new characters being added in as well that haven’t been announced yet. So it’s time everyone wishes really hard for that one add you want to pass the time!

  • LunarKnite

    As much as I want to get back into buying the DW XL games, I haven’t bought one since 5. Guess I’ll see what the new feature is before I decide. If Guan Yu gets another child though, I’m totally buying it.

    • Ixbran

      Others characters will be getting branching storyline’s, like wei, wu, shu and Jin. So far only Lu Bus has been mentioned, it will start with his story involving the betrayle of his father and moving onto dong zhuo, and will have branching story paths, his historical story, and his hypothetical ending with him ruling the land.

      the storyline of the four main kingdoms will be getting additional Hypothetical stages. also characters will get second EX attacks with their preferred weapon.

      Ambition Mode will be getting a lot of new enhancements. weapon tempering is getting enhancements as well, adding a new “Pearl” skill for weapons which removes skills on weapons allowing you to make them blank slates and becoming 100% customizable.

      the PSVita version of DW8XL comes in a bundle with DW8, and save data between PS3 and PSVita versions of DW8 and DW8XL are interchangeable, so all the progress you have on the PS3 version can be transferred over to the vita version.

      New challenge mode included, and there will be an online ranking system with the different evens in challenge mode. By beating certain things in challenge mode you can get a very rare and powerful item.

      • LunarKnite

        Thanks for the info. If they’re adding more to the hypothetical story lines, then that’s worth considering; it’s one of the best things they could have added to the old story.

      • Testsubject909

        The betrayal of his father? Huh… That’s new.

        We usually start him at Dong Zhuo.

  • guess ill wait for a localization of this one

  • TheExile285

    This markes 3 upcoming PS3&Vita beat em ups by Temco. None of which have localizations :/

    • Testsubject909

      Well… I got my imported Pirate Warriors 2…

  • ChromeH34rts

    I’m so happy to see this. Hmm here’s a scan of Zhu Ran. He looks pretty hawt.. perhaps he’ll be Lu Xun’s fellow pyro friend?

    • fearlubu

      I would be so wet right now if I was a woman.

      • Ixbran

        why not just say you have a boner then?

        X D

        your statement makes no sense at all.

        • fearlubu

          I like to switch it up. My responses can vary from getting hard, being wet, having hard nips, being hot and bothered, so on and so forth.

      • Testsubject909

        Amusing you should say that. Apparently the Warriors franchise does well with a substantial enough female fanbase. It explains why there are so many pretty boys in the Warriors series.

        • fearlubu

          Yeah DW has always been filled with prettyboys, but they’ve really ramped up the number of them since 6 or 7.

    • Vernauth

      what, gohan is that you?

      • fyi1191

        He looks like Aizen Sousuke to me. Just as planned?

  • leingod

    Yeah, on the Vita! :D … I missed playing as Han Dang on NEXT. He’s my favorite new DW8 character.

  • Vash bane

    …wow that was fast I didn’t even play the original yet lol guess ill wait for this then

    • Ixbran

      the original DW8 has been out for over half a year in Japan. In all honesty DW8XL is long over due, most of the time XL’s are released half a year after the first. It only seems fast because the first game just only released in the west recently.

  • Draparde

    I never bought 8, so i might just get this one. though my preferred dynasty warriors games are the Empire ones….so tbh i may end up waiting for that one X_x

    • Ixbran

      if your going to get 8XL get the base game as well. XL games are expansions to the base games.

      XL’s include new features, expansions to previous features, and new characters. but thing is you wont have acess to any of the features of the first game without it.

      No story mode, and no ambition mode. youll have free mode, but only of the stages available in DW8XL. Dont just get half of the game, make sure to get both, or you will miss out.

      • Draparde

        Then i’ll probably pass then. I don’t really have the extra money to buy both. (though i might be able to buy XL and barrow the first from a friend, so there is that.)

        • Ixbran

          well if you have a Vita, you can get DW8 bundled with DW8XL, since the original game was never released on the Vita. so buying the Vita version of DW8XL gets you both games for the price of one.

          • Testsubject909

            Oooh, so it’s a bundle for the Vita version?

            Sweet! Sold! DW8 is one of the best DW I’ve played and there are many small but substantial updates that long time fans can be very appreciative about.

            Freaking riding on a horse without having to stop and jump is just brilliant!

          • Ixbran

            I also recently found out that if your willing to pay a little more extra, DW8XL for the PS3 will also come with a bundle with DW8.

            so you can get DW8XL on its own and use the mix-joy feature on the PS3


            DW8+XL Bundle for both PSV and PS3. you buy the DW8XL disk and then it comes with a download code for the first game. when loading up the DW8XL disk if you have the digital version of DW8 on your system it’ll automatically load DW8, no mix joy function needed.

          • Draparde

            That sounds like a good idea~, if i do get 8XL it will certainly be on the vita then!

  • Masa

    Ku Bu lol!

  • akiko_sakuraba

    We need Sima Shi’s wife, Yang Huiyu!

    • Testsubject909

      Probably next numbered’s addition since there’s always a need for more women in this game.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Siliconera present the God OF WARRRRR: KUUUUU BUUUUUU!!!!^_^

  • fairysun

    Nice, finally a new character for ‘Other’

    • Testsubject909

      We haven’t seen one of those in so long.

      • Aunna Terrell

        lol since 5’s Zuo Ci, who finally returned in 8!

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