Posts Tagged ‘Dynasty Warriors’

Don your ancient armor – Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now

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Fans of wholly unrealistic representations of ancient Chinese combat rejoice! Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now on Steam. The journeyman hack-and-slash series, which began life as a straight-up tournament fighter on the original PlayStation, had its previous PC installment land on Steam back in 2015 in the form of Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires.

For the uninitiated, Dynasty Warriors is a game in which you take on hundreds of enemies at once, while a story unfolds against the backdrop of China’s Three Kingdoms Period. It’s the era where Total War is planning to flex its strategic muscles. This new installment promises to take you on a tour of ancient China via a newly introduced open-world map. It also sports a new combo system and 90 playable characters.

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Hack ‘n’ slash history: Dynasty Warriors 9 PC confirmed

Historical(ish) hack ‘n’ slash Dynasty Warriors 9 [official site] will indeed be released on PC, Koei Tecmo confirmed today. As is the way, Dynasty Warriors 9 will cut through hordes of enemies in a setting based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the myth-o-history telling tales of Ancient China. This time, the action is going open-world. Developers Omega Force are also whacking in climbing and grappling hooks, which I will always welcome in games. Here, have a little look in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Quest Heroes II is out (with some sad at co-op)

Dragon Quest Heroes II [official site] came out yesterday, you know. It’s part of that hack-happy, slash-happy RPG series with the most videogame name imaginable. In keeping with the series, there’s much ‘save the kingdom’ lark combined with large-scale battles in the Dynasty Warriors style, thanks to the developer being behind both franchises. But the new thing for the series – 4-player co-op multiplayer – is seeing a handful of complaints (although I am just basing this on a cursory glance at the Steam reviews, professional journo that I am). It turns out running around the big open world with your mates isn’t possible the way some folk would like.
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Warriors All-Stars crossovers with Dead Or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and more

Having previously predicted that Omega Force’s Warriors games are on a path to create hack ‘n’ slash adaptations of all fictional and historical stories, I feel vindicated to see that they’re now rolling a load of video games into one Warriors game. Publishers Koei Tecmo today announced a PC release for Warriors All-Stars [official site], a game throwing together characters from Warriors games along with Dead Or Alivers, Ninjas Gaiden, and other Tecmo stars. I’m telling you, 20 years from now Omega Force will release a game based on the English Parliament. Put money on it. Read the rest of this entry »

Berserk Game Shows Off More Carnage

Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [official site] has me giddy like a schoolgirl. I never got around to picking up Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage back on the Dreamcast and really regret not doing so when I found it at Half-Price Books, so this’ll be my first proper Berserk game.

I just know that once it’s released and it’s on my system proper my sacrificial brand tattoo will pulsate and/or bleed, just like Guts. Is that weird? Oh well, there are some new costumes and a trailer to check out if you’re into Berserk as much as I am. Yes, a musou-styled, Dynasty Warriors-esque release from the mind of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura. Yes, please. Read the rest of this entry »

Berserk And The Band Of The Hawk Hits February 2017

Dynasty Warriors has many faces these days, and now we’re adding another to the bunch with Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [official site]. In case you’re out of the loop, Band of the Hawk is blending Dynasty Warriors with Kentaro Miura’s popular anime and manga series, Berserk. We originally expected the English language version to launch some time this fall, but it looks like we’ll be waiting until February to single-handedly mow our way through thousands of non-descript enemies.

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Dynasty Warriors Dev’s Berserk Game Coming In Autumn

We’ve mentioned before that the epic fantasy manga Berserk was getting the Dynasty Warriors treatment but Koei Tecmo hadn’t yet confirmed a release outside Japan. They have now. Berserk (working title) [official site] will be hacking ‘n’ slashing round our way this autumn, leaving a trail of gibs.

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Dynasty Warriors Spin-Off Berserk’s Trailer Gets Gibby

How do you like your claymore-wielding, lone-fighting, cape-sporting dark fantasy renegades served? If it’s with a penchant for murder, a desire to slice scores of forest-dwelling monsters in half, and a want to spill as much blood as is single-handedly possible, then Berserk has you covered. In case you missed the E3 reveal (you didn’t, though, because you bookmarked our E3 2016 news tab, didn’t you?) Berserk is the next Dynasty Warriors hack-n-slash spin-off based on the mature fantasy manga series of the same name. It’s now teased its first footage. And it’s typically pretty brutal.

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Next Dynasty Warriors Spin-Off Based On Berserk Manga

When it comes to lone mercenaries that feature in dark fantasy manga series, Guts is a fantastic name, don’t you think? He’s the co-protagonist of Berserk, see, a mature fantasy affair first published in 1989 that’s known for its adult themes and graphic violence. It includes a whole load of murderin’ basically, which is why developers Omega Force’s decision to base their next Dynasty Warriors spin-off on Guts’ exploits seems to make sense. It’s out later this year and now has the teasiest of teaser trailers:

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Dragon Quest Heroes Arrives On PC

Given the fact the Dragon Quest series now spans four decades, it seems a shame that it’s featured so little on PC over the years. The latest series offering – action-RPG spin-off Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe [official site] – marks the first to arrive on Steam (dubbed Slime Edition) and is out now. Think typically whimsical, triumphalist, equal parts irritating/inspiring fantasy characters merged with combo-driven Dynasty Warriors-style action.

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Dragon Quest Heroes Coming To PC Next Month

The Dragon Quest series has a long history but most of that history is unwritten on PC. In my mind, it’s the big JRPG series with the cute little Slimes as opposed to the big JRPG series with the giant chicken-things. And then I remember that the Slimes and the Chocobos are all under one roof at Square Enix these days.

We’re long overdue more Dragon Quest on PC and the latest release is coming our way on December 3rd. It’s a spin-off ARPG in the Dynasty Warriors vein, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe [official site].

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History With Dragons – Bladestorm: Nightmare On PC

And that's just how it happened.

If you’ve been looking for a goofy fake video game name to use in a joke I’m sure would be hilarious (I believe in you), bad news: the name Bladestorm: Nightmare is taken. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a half-historic, half-zany, real-time tactical murderfest from the folks behind Dynasty Warriors, good news: Bladestorm: Nightmare [official site] is coming to PC.

It’ll have players lead a mercenary squad through the the Hundred Years’ War in one mode, then in another see France and England united to fight dragons. Sure!

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To The Max: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Ported

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Few games deserve the hyperbolic titles publishers bestow upon them, but with dozens of soldiers routinely being hurled into the air at once then whacked and zapped by a tiny lady with a giant four-bladed crossed-axe shuriken, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition can probably get away with it. Something about Omega Force’s mythological take on Chinese history has always put me off playing the series, perhaps as I’m less au fait with Japanese genres, but they’re a sort of silliness that I’ve enjoyed knowing exists with a big budget thrown behind it.

DW8XLCE is coming over to PC from PlayStations in May, publisher Koei quietly announced on Thursday shortly before we all skipped away to enjoy the long weekend.

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Dynasty Warriors 6 Demo


Dynasty Warriors: where many dudes get hit at the same time, and other dudes get simultaneously thwacked, all for the love of martial art. Koei’s mass-brawling games in the Dynasty Warriors series have always been slightly clunky and never quite hit the high notes of all-time excellence, but nevertheless they remain workmanlike in their delivery of unlikely battlefield combat. This sixth iteration is one of the better games, and it pleases me that Koei saw fit to bring this (and Warriors Orochi earlier in the year) to PC. The 321mb demo is here.

Warriors Orochi


Koei send word that their heroic samurai brawling game Warriors Orochi will turn up on PC on the 28th of March in the UK. In a meeting of franchises, it’s a mix of Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors, with some supernatural battlin’ to be done. It’s not the best of Warriors games, certainly, but it still captures the charming field-of-battle dynamic that makes these games so interesting. Anyone else get a kick out of the Warriors games? If so, are they playable on PC?