Tecmo Koei is adding new attacks to the Dynasty Warriors formula for Dynasty Warriors 8. Before we get to that, Famitsu says like Dynasty Warriors 7 (pictured) there will be a seamless transition between event scenes and battles. The story focuses on the Jin Dynasty.Gakushin and Li Dian are playable characters.
Storm Rush is an attack you can use if your weapon has an edge over the enemy warlord. This allows you to breakthrough the warlord’s battle stance and retaliate with a series of swift strikes.
You can use a Variable Counter if your weapon has a disadvantage compared to the enemy warlord. When an enemy general attacks with all of their might you can use their momentum in your counterattack to knock them back. This move also knocks back surrounding units.
Under certain conditions you can do an Awakening Action. This gives your character a huge boost and changes your regular Musou attack to the True Musou attack. Awakening state also increases item drops.