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2:00 PM on 03.29.2014

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

I still remember the first time I ever laid eyes on a Dynasty Warriors game. It was a cold winter afternoon in 2000, and for whatever reason, one lone copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 was calling my name at a local Blockbuster...

Chris Carter


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9:00 AM on 03.24.2014

Samurai Warriors 4 features the legendary Musashi and Goemon

Samurai Warriors 4 came out last week in Japan on the PS3 and Vita, and a few legendary characters will be joining the fray. Most notably is the well known swordsman Miyamoto Musashi -- who may also be remembered adventuring...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 02.28.2014

Watch Dynasty Warriors in action on the PS3 and PS4

Yes, I still play Dynasty Warriors games. Despite the many iterations and enhanced ports, it's still good fun to just run around and slice up hundreds of dudes on a battlefield -- in that regard, the Warriors series is ...

Chris Carter



Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana photo
Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana
by Max Scoville



Good evening, teens! Here’s today’s DTOID News update, which I’m turning into a weekly show so we can make more interesting things happen.

Do you have Playstation Plus? Because depending on where you live, you can get a bunch of fun free games next month. Do you like Secret of Mana? Because too bad, the newest game is a F2P mobile game. Are you into Gundam? Well, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is coming to PS3 this summer. Are you stoked on Razor Scooters and Tony Hawk? Well, both of those things are getting new games, because apparently 2014 is the new 1999. Finally, Pokémon is hitting Netflix, and to celebrate, Nintendo is retiring all online play for the Wii and DS.

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1:30 PM on 12.12.2013

Dynasty Warriors Online to close next month

It's a sad day in the Three Kingdoms, as Aeria Games has announced to players that they will be turning the lights off on the North American servers for Dynasty Warriors Online January 10. Forums will be closed the ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 AM on 09.25.2013

Warriors Orochi 3 gets a brand new Vita-centric trailer

I had to do a triple-take on this one. Internationally, the game is known as Warriors Orochi 3, but in Japan, it's called Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate. Whatever the case may be, the game has a brand new trailer showing of its Vit...

Chris Carter

2:20 AM on 09.09.2013

Dynasty Warriors 8 launches alongside PS4 in Japan

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014. The title is also coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 8, 2013.

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Dynasty Warriors dev: Xbox One needs earlier Japan launch

Dynasty Warriors director Atsushi Miyauchi has said that if Microsoft has any hope of gaining success in Japan, it needs a simultaneous launch, one much nearer to the North American release date.  "I think Microsoft...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 patch incoming

While I adored the latest iteration of Dynasty Warriors 8, it appears the Xbox 360 version was not quite as superb as the PS3 alternative. Fans have reported some real bad slowdown, severely hampering the game. Fear not, thou...

Jim Sterling



Review: Dynasty Warriors 8 photo
Review: Dynasty Warriors 8
by Jim Sterling

Dynasty Warriors 8 takes place in the far future, where three rival cyberpunk gangs duke it out on the streets of Neo New York, armed to the teeth with laser fingers, eye-whips, and guns that shoot acidic screaming skull bullets.

That's a lie, actually. Once again, it's about Chinese kingdoms fighting for control of China. 

There's only so many ways you can explain the unchanging premise of Dynasty Warriors before you start just making stuff up out of boredom.  This is not to say that Dynasty Warriors 8, for all its familiar foundations, is boring in any way. On the contrary, to the seasoned fan who simply cannot get enough hack n' slash silliness, this may indeed be the best installment in the series. After a recent run of mostly disappointing games, this eighth main chapter is more than a return to form. It's the new gold standard. 

Acid skull bullets be damned. 

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New releases: Demon slavery is back in style photo
New releases: Demon slavery is back in style
by Fraser Brown

It's Monday and I almost forgot. Here was me assuming it was still the weekend, but no, the new week has began and we've got a bunch of new releases to look forward to, or not. Shin Megami Tensei IV is the stand out new release this week, making 3DS owners appropriately smug. Dale's a fan, to put it lightly. 

Also dropping during the squishy middle part of July is Dynasty Warriors 8, the latest title in a series that I'm sure is now only being churned out for Jim; Time and Eternity drops on PS3, and is a game I know nothing about save that it deals with time travel and looks pretty; and the Italian adventure game with a silly name Face Noir launches on PC. 

What's got you all hot and bothered this week, chums?

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1:15 PM on 07.01.2013

Have a giant clump of Dynasty Warriors 8 screenshots

Dynasty Warriors 8 is out later this month and I'm so excited for it I'm going to cut symbols into my arms and headbutt a window. That, and I'll post this ridiculous amount of screenshots.  Menus, cutscenes, action shots...

Jim Sterling

3:37 PM on 06.11.2013

It's E3, time for a Dynasty Warriors 8 trailer

It's E3, so that means it's time for more Dynasty Warriors stuff. This year, we get an English trailer for Dynasty Warriors 8, a trailer that mixed the music so loud you can't actually hear the English dub very well. Oh well...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 04.03.2013

Dynasty Warriors 8 coming here July 16 for 360/PS3

Dynasty Warriors 8 has been confirmed for Europe and North America today by Tecmo Koei. The eighth main installment in the hack n' slash series will release on both PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as feature both English and Japane...

Jim Sterling



Review: Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires photo
Review: Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires
by Jim Sterling

When it comes to milking a franchise, few companies are as impressive in their zeal as Tecmo Koei. This is a company that has not only released seven Dynasty Warriors games (with an eighth on the way), but managed to produce two major spin-off properties, each with their own sequels, and gets away with releasing two spin-off versions of every main installment it produces. 

Each Dynasty Warriors sequel gets two followups that copy most of the assets and add a few new pieces of content -- Xtreme Legends and Empires. We've already reviewed Xtreme Legends for the seventh installment, which introduced new characters and scenarios, but now Koei's back with the Empires variant -- a strategic take on the main game that charges players with uniting the kingdom through politics and force. 

As excessive as the Dynasty Warriors releases are, fans usually find the variant spin-offs interesting enough to give them a pass. However, with Tecmo Koei seemingly averse to spending money or exerting any effort lately, its usual tactics have become less easy to overlook, a problem wholly evident in Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires.

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New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal photo
New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure what ails you. 

Brütal Legend finally drops on PC after years of being locked in console servitude, and despite its dodgy strategy portions, we should welcome it with open, heavily tattooed arms. The absolutely cracking soundtrack makes it more than worth a look, and the great voice acting, more than competent action, and art direction that will make your eyes bleed from heavy metal joy makes its failings a lot easier to swallow. 

If metal hurts your delicate ears and Jack Black sends you into a blind rage, then there's still a bunch to look forward to this week. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires adds some strategy to your hacking and slashing; fans of punishing dungeon crawlers and 3DS owners rejoice, Etrian Odyssey IV finally arrives in the US; Might & Magic Heroes VI gets a new expansion, Shades of Darkness; a curious looking RPG drops on PC in the form of Driftmoon; and Star Wars Pinball is a thing that actually looks pretty groovy.

What will you be using to soothe that nasty rash this week?

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