Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Wages War On September 25

By Spencer . July 8, 2014 . 3:24am

dyeaFamitsu announced a release date for Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Koei Tecmo will release the game in Japan on September 25 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Xun Yu is added as a playable character in Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires and a new marriage system where you can create offspring.

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  • I may have to hold off, but will get it eventually, Got Orochi 3 Ultimate and Samurai Warriors 4 this year

    • Thatguy

      Don’t worry, we will get English release of DW8:Empires next year. Maybe in February

      • Hopefully, I’m pretty stretched with gaming budget atm

        • darke

          I’m sure it will be released in the September/October period since totally no other games are being released at that time… just because they want people to complain about localisations being released too early for a change. :P

          • Well October is not so bad its just Samurai Warriors 4

            But Sept

            DanganRonpa 2
            DanganRonpa Another story
            Omega Quinet
            Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
            Natural Doctrine
            Ar Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star

            So I’m kinda bust Sept, may have to cancel a few till I get paid end of Sept =?

            Probably Natural Doctrine,

  • Adrian Duran

    One day before Hyrule Warriors

  • HellMuT

    I hate to be that guy, but I wonder if this will get a PC port too.

    • Thatguy

      Hate to be that guy (well, no, i don’t) but there wasn’t a single PC version of Empires. Like ever.
      But, i guess, it’s really depends on sales of DW8CE PC version.

  • TheBlackKnight3

    If it’s not out in America by December, I might have to import it to get my fix. Praise Microsoft for the bone being region free!

  • Too bad Sen no kiseki 2 takes all my priority and after that uh…. Kamisama cross thesis… and uh then theres this game that ALSO releases on the 25th Crow-tan why are you making me suffer?!

  • Kornelious

    Awesome! Didn’t think it would come out so soon. looks like this mean’s that the localization won’t be in September or even October (And with my schedule that’s a good thing) And I’m SURE we will get a localization…

    Hopefully we will get a physical release in the west in a decent time-frame, but I dunno, how long do Musou localization’s usually take?

  • Rawindra

    Marriage system?

    • Learii

      they need Marriage Support or Buffs =D

  • Anihilator

    Why XBOX ONE? Xbox fans not plays games like that

    • AnotherTime

      You’re pretty ignorant, aren’t you? I won’t hold it against you this time, but let me warn you that making such broad, sweeping generalizations is a bad thing.

      • Anihilator

        I know what it means, but I totatty not understand why KT porting Musou-games for X360/ONE , when its never popular on that platfoms?

        • NinjaBlaze

          Warriors games aren’t popular big sellers in the US, for any platform.

          Does that mean they should stop bringing them over all together?

          There may not be that many musou players on Xbox, but the ones that are are probably very loyal to koei and diehard fans (like western dw players), so why would you deny them the chance to play the game too?

        • As an Xbox fan I take offense to that. When I first got the 360 dynasty warriors 5 empires was one of my favorite titles at launch. I was upset that we didn’t get dynasty warriors 7 empires. So please enjoy your console of choice but don’t jinx the other.

    • That is what you take of this news?
      I noticed that XBOX didn’t get XL, but now gets this.

    • shymel

      I believe the Xbox version was revealed at a Xbox event in Japan, so I think Microsoft might be footing the bill for it.

  • Zen Grenadier

    Ohh, I just can’t stop licking my lips at the thought of conquering China in HD.

    Wait, there’s a marriage system with offspring? Oh please let me create my own offspring manually. I don’t trust the system to do it itself. I get the feeling it will make the child look…. off.

    Here’s hoping for an October/November release?

    • 古戸ヱリカ

      Whelp, I guess that’s why they call them OFFspring.

    • Yuuki

      HD? There are about two other Dynasty Warriors games for “conquering China in HD”…6 and 7 Empires. You make it sound like this is the first HD Empires game…

      • Yan Zhao

        …he’s talking about PS4…

  • fairysun

    Bah, that means US will get it sometime next year :(

    I need another Koei’s warrior game this year.
    Come on, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.

    • Both Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Samurai Warriors 4 come out this year. Plus Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn just released. You got plenty of choices this year.

      • Raging Rasta

        Don’t forget Hyrule Warriors.

        • Yeah but that’s not on the same systems. I don’t assume people have a Wii U.

  • DS23

    Somehow I thought this had already been released in Japan. Guess it’s not coming over here anytime soon then!

  • ReMeDyIII

    Hmm, offspring?… So what happens when Dong Zhuo has his way with Lu Bu’s daughter?

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Lu Bu kills him harder than he would usually?

    • Warboss Aohd

      i heard a crazier one from someone i subscribed to.

      What would a child from Ma Chao and Wang Yi be like?


    I just hope the Steam release sold well enough to convince them to release it there. Really liking the PC version atm.

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