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Dynasty Warriors 7 Information

Thanks to Koei Warriors for this information on Dynasty Warriors 7!

Dynasty Warriors 7 (or Shin Sangoku Musou 6 / 真・三国無双6)  has had a new update as of recent and lots of news has sprung up. Check below for a list of all the new details!
The game will be a PS3 exclusive in Japan and mutliplat overseas and it will be released on March 2011 in Japan.
The storyline will -finally-  go beyond the batle of Wuzhang Plains and end at the actual ending of the Han Dynasty at 280 which is the Jin’s unification of China.
The new Jin Kingdom is added to the game, and it will be one of the new kingdoms in the Story Mode including Wei, Wu and Su. In this mode, as you play different stages, different characters are available to use. So, the story will be seen from various character’s point of view.
Story events are seamlessly incorporated into the gameplay like God of War 3.
A new mode called Chronicle Mode which is a create your own story free roam mode
You can visit cities to upgrade weapons inbetween battles and interact with unique characters to unlock more playable characters
Joining a faction in this mode allows you to take part in their events. Some events are based on the ROTK novel

New Characters:
Sima Shi
First son of Sima Yi. Assumed authority in Wei after his father’s death. Died early in 255 due to complications of a swollen eye.
Main Weapon: Rapier
Seiyuu: Ryotaro Okiayu

Sima Zhao
Second son of Sima Yi. Assumed authority after his brother Shi’s death. Father of Sima Yan, the first emperor of Jin who would finally unify China.
Main Weapon: Dao Blade
Seiyuu: Daisuke Kishio

Bao Sanniang
Fictional female warrior who would eventually get married to Guan Suo, fictional youngest son of Guan Yu, and would fight together with him in the battlefield.
Main Weapon: Bladed Yo-yo
Returning Characters so far would be:
劉備 Liu Bei
關羽 Guan Yu
張飛 Zhang Fei
趙雲 Zhao Yun
星彩 Xing Cai
曹操 Cao Cao
曹仁 Cao Ren
夏侯惇 Xiahou Dun
夏侯淵 Xiahou Yuan
徐晃 Xu Huang
甄姫 Zhen Ji
孫權 Sun Quan
陸遜 Lu Xun
周泰 Zhou Tai
Also, many returning characters are retaining their old weapons from DW5 back due to the gameplay system reversal (eg. Zhen Ji’s flute, Xiahou Dun’s scimitar)
Gameplay Changes are in DW7, here are some of them:

  • Secondary Weapons, Variable Attack
  • The moveset system is back to the good old Charge-based system (DW5 and before)
  • Characters now equip two weapons at once that can be changed on hte fly
  • Weapons can be changed even in mid-stage
  • There will be about 360 different varieties of weapons
  • Some weapons will have gender limitations

Called the Variable Attack system, player can switch between the two weapons anytime. The weapons can even be switched during a combo with a weapon without cutting the combo itself. To switch weapons, press R1
Weapon Expertise, EX Attack

Some characters will have special expertise in certain weapon types. When such weapons are equipped, they will be able to unleash EX attacks
The weapons seem to have expertise levels. So far the confirmed levels are ‘apprentice’ and ‘learned’
(Speculation: Adding with the above point, probably each character will first have default expertise in their main weapons, but if they are buffed up they will be able to have expertise in all available weapons to them)
Musou attack upgrades

Jump Musou attack seems to be added
Musou bar is now stackable to 2 bars, allowing you to launch Musou attack twice consecutively
It is said there will be different kinds of Musou attacks. The first one is weapon-based and the second one will be unique to character (perhaps related to main weapon / weapon type expertise?)
Other Known Information

The game supports stereoscopic 3D mode, though this is optional and can be turned off
It will also support Playstation Move
Some characters will have different facial features depending on the storyline progress, like two-eyed Xiahou Dun or non-masked Sima Shi
Character portraits in battle messages have emotion changes just like other recent Warriors games

 

Sounds like alot of old and new stuff are going into the new DW series, extending the story, back to the old attack system instead of the Renbu system, might be a relief to most, me especially. Again, thanks to Koei Warriors for this information, visit koeiwarriors.co.uk for all the latest information on Koei games and anything related!

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  1. Xue
    November 1, 2010 at 14:51

    Wow, this actually sounds really good! I really hope I’m not disappointed now I see some reason to hope for a major improvement on DW6.

    • Dragoon12245
      March 1, 2011 at 15:08

      I agree DW6 was a major disappointment and i think they have really out done themselves this time and im looking foward to playing it

  2. jack wood
    December 12, 2010 at 04:33

    will it be for play station 2?

    • December 12, 2010 at 14:03

      From what I have heard, no it will be next gen consoles only, gaming companies are starting to move with the times so all the focus will be on the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 from now on

      • jack wood
        December 12, 2010 at 19:20

        does it matter what i game console i get for it between xbox 360 and ps3

      • December 12, 2010 at 19:34

        Not really, I don’t think there will be any exclusives between them, the choice is down to you in the end

  3. jack wood
    December 13, 2010 at 15:52

    Will the controls be any different from the previous games because I’m more used to the playstation 2 controls for the game and the ps3 has the controller I am more used to but the xbox 360 is cheaper.

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