Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Is Coming To PC In Japan

By Ishaan . March 17, 2014 . 9:32am


Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is coming to PC in Japan, Tecmo Koei announced earlier today. The PC version of the game will be available on May 23rd and will cost 7,800 yen. It will include Dynasty Warriors 8.


The PC version of the game will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Here are the minimum requirements, as reported by Inside Games:


  • CPU: Core2Duo 2.4GHz  (Core i7 860 or higher recommended)
  • Memory: 512MB (1GB or more recommended)
  • Display: 640×480 px  High Color (1280×720 px True Color recommended)
  • Hard Disk space: Approximately 18GB
  • Video: 256MB VRAM (512MB VRAM recommended) 3D accelerator chip w/ Pixel Shader 3.0
  • DirectX 9.0c or higher with latest drivers. Graphics card must support DX 90c, too.
  • Sound card: Sound card corresponding to DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Gamepad: Supported


The PC version of the game will allow you to adjust settings such as the game’s draw distance, so that you can optimize framerate to your liking. Additionally, free DLC from Dynasty Warriors 8 and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends on consoles will be included in the PC version of the game.


Siliconera reached out to Tecmo Koei to inquire about a western release, and community manager Chin Soon Sun replied, “For the Western release we have no comment so far. But when we have more information and confirmation, we will announce on our social channels, of course we would like all our fans around the world to enjoy our games so we’ll look into the opportunity!”

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  • Pyrofrost

    Is this going to be the Complete Edition, or are they just giving PC gamers XL by itself?

    • monkey king

      It’s both.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh, so it’s the Complete Edition?

        Just wondering, because the article doesn’t mention anything about it, outside of having access to DW8 and DW8XL DLC.

        • I should’ve made that clearer. It will include both.

          • Pyrofrost

            no problem, and thanks Ishaan~ :3

  • Jungo

    What? … Like, what? I know they made Dynasty Warriors Online, but I never expected a PC port of all things!
    Is PC gaming even big enough in Japan to justify a PC port without localizing it to English?

    • pressstart

      Dynasty Warriors 5 made it to PC a while back too.

      • Suicunesol

        Dynasty Warriors 4 had a PC release here in the West and Japan. It is known as Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper. It can be downloaded from Gamestop’s website, and I still play it from time to time.

        • pressstart

          Maybe it was 4 and not 5.

          • bimmyz

            i think 5 was JP only as well as 7

    • It isn’t just about Japan any more.

      • Jungo

        My bad, normally you guys talk more about it being released in other Asian countries if it is, but it sounded like it was Japan-only from the article.

        • Oh, I meant in general, the PC strategy isn’t just about Japan. Japanese publishers are clearly interested in the western PC market.

          • Jungo

            Ah, that’s more along the lines of what I was thinking. I’m excited!

        • Pyrofrost

          As of now, according to Chin, it is JPN only:

    • I think it’s more like the Sangoku Musou series isn’t a complete stranger to PC ports – although kinda barely, if you count the entire scope of the Musou formula.

    • Suicunesol

      Lol, wait a minute. Every Dynasty Warriors game after 3 has had a PC port. But only 4 and 6 were localized.

  • pressstart

    I haven’t seen the resolution of 640×480 in a loooooooong time! The lowest I’ve seen these past few years is 800×600.

    • When you release a PC game in Japan, you gotta cast a wide, wide net.

  • Six

    Nice. More Japanese games on PC is a great thing.

    • Lucky Dan

      That’s great, now it’s one less box to tick to grab a PS4 or a XBone

    • Kai2591

      Indeed! More please!
      Hope this becomes a trend :)
      Japanese games optimized for PC….*droool*
      My Geforce 670 is ready.

      It’d be even more awesome if the localized version (if any) has Japanese voices too!

    • CirnoLakes

      I agree so much!

      The more Japanese games are on the PC, the happier it makes me!

  • Joseph Santee

    Yes. Just… …Yes. I don’t care if it’s a bare bones, DS: Prepare to Die style port. GIMME MY DW8.

  • Grape Monet

    That’s unusually low-spec compared to the PS4 version.

    • bimmyz

      that;s because they are going to port the PS3 version instead.

      • Grape Monet

        I get that, but it feels like such a waste. I realize that this probably wouldn’t sell too well anyway, but putting the PS3 version with minimal changes doesn’t look all that appealing to more than maybe a few thousand people.

        • You have to remember that most people (well thats me speaking from the few Japanese people I have played online with telling me their specs and what they upload) still have toasters for home computers, since more than likely they arent using them much in Japan’s mobile society. So TK wanted to make a version that most people would be able to run I assume.

  • bimmyz

    not releasing this game on Steam worldwide is a mistake, Japan does not have that big of a PC fanbase as if say Europe.

    why sell 10 copies when you can sell 10.000?

  • Audie Bakerson

    So TK is interested in PC releases eh? Don’t the new Ateliers run on this engine?
    Any idea what the best place to bug them about this would be? I know it’s something on the 日本語 side of things, but what channel would be best.

    • Not really sure exactly how you’d bug them, but yes, the newer games do run on TK’s in-house engines. (Though PhyreEngine has a PC build available as well, so really, there’s nothing stopping any of the PS3 Ateliers going to the PC.)

      And yes, the idea of PC Atelier makes me *tingle*.

      • Audie Bakerson

        Well there is that PC port of Marie, but I don’t think it will run on a modern OS.

        • Yeah, the Marie & Elie ports are, shall we say, rather dated at this point, being fourteen years old. :x

      • CirnoLakes

        Having the Atelier games on the PC would make me so happy, as well. :D

  • Excellent. The Plan continues. Looking forward to seeing this on Steam. (And y’all know it’s coming to Steam, despite the No Comment.)

  • Captain Levi

    Not bad I guess. I need some musou on the PC.

  • Damn you TK, I was gonna get it on the Vita but now I am gonna try to wait!

    Still though great and surprising news.

  • KR-Joker

    Great news, I was struggling with myself whether I should buy a PS4 for this game, now I can use my PC potentially.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Yes. This is a very good trend.

  • Göran Isacson

    Interesting… I’ll be waiting for reviews to see just how well they handle the conversion, but if they do a decent job? I think this’ll be the first DW I’ll be buying since DW4.

    You know. IF it comes out over here.

  • three sworn brothers

    please dynasty warriors 8:xtreme legends complete edition for pc in english and also warriors orochi 3 ultimate

  • three sworn brothers

    please make warriors orochi 3 for pc in english

  • CirnoLakes

    Now see! PC gaming is still healthy in Japan! This isn’t even a Western exclusive port. It’s a Japanese version. This is a PC game for Japan, I don’t even know if there’s an announcement of a Western localization for this PC game.

    Though I really, really hope there will be a Western localization. I would love to be able to buy this game on Steam.

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