Tecmo Koei today released a batch of screens for Dynasty Warriors 8, as well as a trailer. The screens above feature a couple of familiar faces from the game, as well as in-game shots featuring their musou abilities. Tecmo have promised to add several new anime-style and fashion-forward characters to the game, including Yue Jin, Zhang Bao and more.
The video showcases the new installation continuing in the same superhuman fighting style DW fans have become accustomed to over the years. This overzealous trailer features a few of the 70+ characters mowing through dozens of enemies simultaneously, new weapons and musou abilities, and even a flying horse. Check it out at the end of this article.
DW8 also introduces a few other abilities, including the Variable Counter system, Storm Rush, and an Awakening technique. Variable Counter allows the player to counter against an enemy and switch to a different weapon; Storm Rush lets the player overcome an enemy's guard with a series of rapid attacks; and Awakening unlocks a more powerful version of the normal musou, True Awakening Musou.
Dynasty Warriors 8 will release in Japan as Shin Sangoku Musou 7 on February 8, 2013, for the PS3, and a US release date is as of yet unconfirmed.