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Dynasty Warriors 8: Screenshots and first trailer

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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.

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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.

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