Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Gets A Jewel Crafting System

By Eugene . November 19, 2013 . 2:02pm

While everyone enjoys watching videos of Lu Bu smashing in heads and taking names, or maybe just fun ways to get killed, we also wanna know what’s new in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. After all, if the engine is based off the last game, what’s so special?



For starters, there’s a new Jewel crafting system that will see crafting components drop from battles. These can then be used to upgrade weapons and make them more powerful than ever before, possibly surpassing the special EX weapons each character has in the game.


Nonetheless, that isn’t the end, as there’s also now a “Second Treasure,” which is quite likely to be an EX weapon, Mark II. You’ll be able to obtain them by fulfilling very specific objectives in the game’s various scenarios, and they’re just flat out better than their originals in every aspect, from strength to special attributes.


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There’s also a new “Ultimate” difficulty setting for those of a strong heart, which you might want to use with the online multiplayer option. Unlike previous games, you’ll be able to play through Story, Free, Commander and Challenge modes with a friend.



With things so tough, your leaders need a boost as well, which they’ll get by being able to break the sound barrier past the game’s level cap of 99. Yeah, you can now tote around a level 999 man with a huge scroll in Cheng Gong if you want.


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Leaders will also get a new stat to tell everyone just how leader-ly they are in “Leadership”. Having a high stat here will allow for more and varied side effects such as more effective orders and bonuses to their fights and responsiveness to your calls.


Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be out first on PlayStation 3 and Vita November 28th, and will come to PlayStation 4 as a launch title for Japan next February with Cross Save functionality.

  • Chogokin

    Level 999? I feel sorry for people who 100% these games.

    • Akimitsu

      Luckily, there was that glitch in Bai Di Castle in DW8 that basically let you level a character to 99 in like 20 minutes. Hopefully, they don’t mess with it and it stays in :D

      • NightzeroAX

        SSSSSSSHHH man.

      • Vash bane

        think I’ll need this if this one releases over(lu bu’s daughter *_*)

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      yeah, i honestly like Warriors game and play the stories finished. But the post-game content and 100% completion seems to become more and more ridiculous.
      BTW, i haven’t finished Ambition mode because it bore me to death

    • Atmey

      I wouldn’t mind going 100% if they weren’t releasing Mosou games this fast, the only 100% I got was DW3 and Hokuto Mosou 1.
      My next mosou game will be on PS4, so I’ll hold out until then.

  • Gigan22

    My RSS reader shortened this article title to “Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Gets A Jew…”

  • $1392518

    Is the closer camera angle a new thing? or for dramatic effect?

    • Brion Valkerion

      screenshot bullshots, a dynasty warriors staple before they actually come out.

  • Dark Zerato

    Still waiting for localization.

    • PersonaSpace

      Same! My PS4 is absolutely craving this game.

      • Dark Zerato

        I miss the golden age of gaming when we got almost every major games from JP.

  • Zonder88

    My characters arent even past lv40, and the cap now is 999? Welp.

  • Masa

    I used to complete these games 100%, these days but these days i just finish the story mode and i’m done with the games, can’t wait to play through Lu Bu’s story, also can’t wait for the next Empires game!

  • Is this coming to NA? o_o?

  • Mir Teiwaz

    Assuming it makes it across the pond, I can’t decide if I would want it for my PS3 or Vita. @[email protected]

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