Dynasty Warriors Next set for PS Vita launch

Long-running tactical action series from Tecmo Koei will arrive in time for February 22 debut of Sony's new handheld.

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The list of PlayStation Vita games available for the system's North American launch got a little longer today, as Tecmo Koei confirmed Dynasty Warriors Next will arrive in stores for the hardware's February 22 debut.

Think of it as a tap-and-slash.

Dynasty Warriors Next is set to utilize a number of the PS Vita's hardware features, including the touch screen, back touch panel, and motion sensors. The game will feature a cast of more than 65 playable heroes, and character customization also returns in this release. In multiplayer, Conquest mode will be playable over Wi-Fi and 3G, and the new Coalition mode will support up to four players locally.

The game is being developed by Omega Force, the studio responsible for all of the main installments in the Dynasty Warriors franchise, as well as numerous spin-offs. For more on Dynasty Warriors Next, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

29 comments
WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@leeko_link It will be the same as always thats certainly true.And honestly, its always gonna be the same no matter what they add.I can tell already nobody will care for the optional gimmick controls for the game. Not when it has two analog sticks. Btw not once has the Move,the Wii,the DS,or Kinect, in any sort of way improve my gameplay.It just doesn't.Its a gimmick and nothing more. The controller(til they find a way) will always be more solid and accurate.Just how it is.

leeko_link
leeko_link

@ WolfGrey It doesn't say it will force you to use those features and besides what good is a new product w/o new gimmick, if it's just the same stuff then we'll be playing games SNES/PS1 style forever. As much as I like the SNES/PS1 style gameplay with a traditional control, there's no problem with improving the gameplay. If this is just a new DW game with better graphics and more content, then it will very much be like every other DW games and the gameplay would get old fast because of that.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Anyway good to see multiplayer becoming a staple for this series.Bout time.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@leeko_link You don't really get it.Perhaps much like me , he just wants to enjoy a solid game with the simple controls of a normal controller.And actually just to add, while they had gimmicks, none were forced to use them or built FOR them system wise. Til the wii anyway and the DS. Which created this god awful trend.

leeko_link
leeko_link

@ Ardus You talk like only the new systems had gimmicks when in fact every systems before this also had its own gimmick of some kind. If you can't accept changes in games then just don't play them.

Ardus
Ardus

Damn it. I hate how all the franchises I want to play are going to these gimmicky systems which I don't want to play them on. Call me old fashioned but I do not find dual screens, touch screens, 3D, and motion gaming or whatever other godawful gimmicks they have dreamed up to be useful or fun.

Sollet
Sollet

I guess VITA just got it's system seller in Japan :P

YSDG
YSDG

Good. I just hope it will be 'DIFFERENT' from previous DW series. Not that I dislike them, but they just looked the same as time when by...

WTA2k5
WTA2k5

System seller right here.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

how many titles are there going be at launch right now there are over 20 titles announce for launch

kay2kid
kay2kid

@SDBusDriver1979 Ever heard of Dynasty Warriors Gundam?

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

When are we going to get Dynasty Warriors..............................................IN SPACE

unreal_master
unreal_master

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wake me up when they change this game.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

"Tactical" action series? I don't think so... Hack and slash, fun for a while, but they put no effort into implementing innovative ideas... there's so many ways to add in strategy elements to the game and make me want to buy another, but huge fail time and time again. With the touchscreen they could allow you to easily command where to send the troops, when to attack when to fall back and add in pleanty of areas that need you to bring in seige towers and bombs and crap to get past obstacles... Buuuut I'm guessing it'll be "Mash your finger through the screen to win the weapon deadlock" lol. If they ever do implement some strategy, i'll be more than happy to buy it.

mobinoo
mobinoo

all of series are the same... I used to follow this series but I get bored!

Halloll
Halloll

does DW qualify as a sport game? they keep re-releasing the same game with expanded rooster except sport games does more game play changes.

Tyek_1230
Tyek_1230

I love Dynasty Warriors, and it is solely responsible for me getting into and being the big Three Kingdoms buff I am today... but Koei has beyond pissed me off these last few years. Releasing a lot of Japan-only "Warriors" games, and now the most recent controversy of not releasing DW7: XL for the Xbox 360, which is what I bought it for... They basically just told almost half of their fanbase here in the US to go shove it. Not to mention two Musou Orochi games that never made it outside of Japan, Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends AND Empires (instead we get Samurai Warriors: Chronicles, what a joke) and now DW7: XL for the Xbox360. Koei amazes me. Dynasty Warriors 7 was probably my final Koei purchase, sad to say. Been a fan of the series since DW2 all those years ago. But they are proving more and more they just don't care about anyone outside of Japan. Plus, being brutally honest, the games are exactly the same. Just add a few characters, revamp a few of the stages (seriously, even some of the stages in DW7 were recycled over from DW6), and you have next year's Warriors title.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

I dont buy DW for my PS3 anymore cause its basically the same over and over again.. But this one for Vita looks promising

AntonSaidWhat
AntonSaidWhat

Love Dynasty Warriors. Have all the games except the portable ones.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

This just adds further validity to my pre-ordering a Vita last month.

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

DW7 although derivative, is the best DW to date! However, this shameless cash-in disguised as a DW game gets no sympathy from me.

The_Bones
The_Bones

The question is whether it will suck or not. DW7 was a disappointment and DWG3 had some of the worst level design I've seen in a game in a long time. SWC was actually pretty decent though and was a 3DS launch title so maybe this game will end up decent as well.

Rovelius
Rovelius

DW games make me go yawn, guess I won't be looking forward this either.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

>>> "I used to love the DW series..." Oh thank god, I thought you were about to make a, "but I took an arrow to the knee" joke.