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4 New Characters Revealed For Dynasty Warriors 7

Beware the magic brush.

This week, Japanese  gaming mag Famitsu has uneviled four new playable combatants in KOEI’s seventh mainstream instalment of the Dynasty Warriors series (know in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou.) Since it’s second incarnation which launched during the early days of the PlayStation 2, the series has changed little, recycling the exact same story torn from the pages of Ancient Chinese history, only adding new characters and mechanical tweaks along the way. Though the gameplay in Dynasty Warriors 7 looks identical to its predecessors,  this time KOEI have gone the extra mile, extending the narrative timeline from 234AD to 280AD. History lessons aside, an extra 46 years for the game to explore inevitably means an extended roster of characters, which is said to be more than any other Dynasty Warriors game to date.

The first of the four new warriors is Ma Dai of Shu, cousin of Ma Chao and executioner of the rebellious Wei Yan. His primary weapon is a “magic brush.” The three other fighters, Deng Ai, Guo Huai, and Zhong Hui are all aligned to the Wei faction which then becomes the Jin faction, an era untouched by previous games. Deng Ai is best known for seizing Cheng Du during the final conflict between Wei and Shu, his weapon of choice being a “drill spear.” Zhong Hui conspired with Jiang Wei to overthrow the Jin dynasty but failed, he is equipped with floating swords. Lastly, the hand cannon-wielding Wei general, Guo Huai is making his debut in the popular series.

Dynasty Warriors 7 will be launching in Europe on March 25th, 2011. Be sure to keep an eye out for more character reveals.

Source: Koei Warriors

18 Comments
  1. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    I’ll take Gundam over this unless its an improvement over the last game I might try it at a low price.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 16:12.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’m a long-time fan of the series, so after waiting several years to get my hands on Dynasty Warriors 6 I was very disappointed. However, from what I have seen so far, KOEI are making steps in the right directions with no. 7.

      Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 16:18.
  2. Grey_Ghost13
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    Since: Aug 2009

    “drill spear” for the win! :)

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 16:23.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Sounds better than “magic brush.” However, with so many characters, there was always bound to be a shortage of decent weapons.

      Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 16:48.
  3. nemesisND1derboy
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    Since: Apr 2010

    Class, I love Dynasty Warriors :D Had every one of the main numbered series and all the Empires and Xtreme Legends games for 1 to 5.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 18:51.
    • nemesisND1derboy
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      3 to 5 sorry!

      Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 18:51.
      • Jim H [Teabags]
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Same here, and I also picked up DW6 and DW6E too. Not nearly as good as say, DW5, but they are still good games.

        Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 18:57.
      • nemesisND1derboy
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        I know what you mean. It seems that Dynasty Warriors has had the same problems as PES since moving to the next gen. 6 and the Orochi series haven’t been very good at all really.

        Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 19:21.
  4. tantalus_blank
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I actually quite liked 6 – the combo fluidity was a massive step up for the series, though a lot of the gameplay elements did still feel very PS2

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 19:32.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’m still on the fence about the “Renbu” system. It was pretty neat, but if you had to get from one side of the map to the other, your combo meter would drain by the time you reached your destination. Having something which sits between Renbu and classic DW would be great.

      Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 20:15.
      • tantalus_blank
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        Yeah, it did kinda force you to choose a horse with renbu spirit. The way Empires handled it was a little more balanced with the weapons having a level of combo available, but it was a little dull to max every character’s weapons out in exactly the same way

        Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 23:13.
  5. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I used to quite enjoy these on the ps2 but they are just so samey that I haven’t gotten any of the new ones.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 19:35.
  6. Shakugan
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    DW5 was the best in the series, i hope DW7 top notch it :D

    Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 20:58.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Good call, and I would have to agree with you fully. DW5 had the biggest roster of characters and weapons, and though there could have been a better-structured campaign mode, it’s still the highlight of the series.

      Comment posted on 29/11/2010 at 21:13.
  7. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    These characters are in the older Dynasty games but they aren’t as playable ones, only as officers on the field and part of the information timeline/history.

    Comment posted on 30/11/2010 at 03:33.
  8. RadicalMave07
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    why is this xbox news as well,in a previous post it stated that dynasty warriors 7 was ps3 exclusive.

    Comment posted on 30/11/2010 at 12:35.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      The game is only exclusive to the PS3 in Japan. Here in the UK and in the States, it will multi-platform.

      Comment posted on 01/12/2010 at 08:07.
      • RadicalMave07
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        oh,ok,i was a little confused there for a second,thanks.

        Comment posted on 01/12/2010 at 14:12.

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