Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China. This sequel takes the series one step further, merging numerous replay elements like multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems, making a game that people won't want to put down. Story Mode features new episodes and characters and takes a deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and all new 'What if?' scenarios break away from historical fact, and look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day. There are a vast number of new and returning playable characters, plus more than 70 playable characters. 40 completely new stages include verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites.
- A deeper, more dramatic story than ever awaits! The main mode in this latest installment in the Dynasty Warriors series is Story Mode, which follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu, and Jin. This completely new story includes new episodes with all-new characters and takes an ever deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms compared to previous titles in the series. There are also new "What If?" scenarios that take a look at what could have happened if famous characters of the time period had lived on to fight another day.
- Some fan-favorite officers are appearing as brand new characters! Making their first appearance in the Dynasty Warriors series are highly anticipated officers from the Wei Kingdom, Yue Jin and Li Dian. Plenty more new characters and old favorites such as Zhao Yun and Xiahou Dun are back for more for a total of 70+ playable characters - more than ever before!
- Brand new gameplay elements for all-new action! The absolute best gameplay yet in the Dynasty Warriors series! The new "Rage" mode temporarily boosts an officer's abilities to incredible levels, new action gameplay, and of course more ways to mow down huge groups of foes like never before! There's a brand new action system to increase the tactical depth in battles with enemy warlords with Storm Rush and Variable Counter techniques for an even deeper battle system than ever before.
- Experience the Romance of the Three Kingdoms through a variety of game modes! In addition to the main Story Mode, the Free and Gallery modes from previous titles in the series are included. Also a completely new game more in this latest installment that is sure to hold your attention for hours on end.
- ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Suggestive Themes, Alcohol Reference, and Violence