Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends deploying Nov. 15

Tecmo Koei bringing stand-alone expansion of Three Kingdoms-inspired beat-'em-up to PS3 this fall.


Tecmo Koei has already shipped two Dynasty Warriors games on consoles this year, but the publisher feels like there's room for at least one more before 2011 is out. Today, the Japanese company announced that the Omega Force-developed Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends will be available for the PlayStation 3 on November 15.

Three Kingdoms legends knew how to strike a pose.
Three Kingdoms legends knew how to strike a pose.

A stand-alone expansion to Dynasty Warriors 7, which arrived for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in March, Xtreme Legends brings with it new playable characters, among a handful of other tweaks. Namely, players will be able to wage war in the Three Kingdoms as Cao Cao strategist Guo Jia as well as Han dynasty female warrior Wang Yi. Han dynasty warlord Pang De, who appeared as a playable character in Dynasty Warriors 5, also returns.

As for gameplay enhancements, Omega Force has introduced new "ultra-powerful" versions of certain weapons that can be unlocked through play. Xtreme Legends also introduces a new Legend mode, which offers gamers the chance to compete in new scenarios and old challenges from previous installments in the franchise.

Challenge mode will also be introduced, where gamers can attempt to complete various missions and then compare their results via online leaderboards. Additionally, Mixjoy mode offers a "powered-up" version of Dynasty Warriors 7's Story mode and Conquest mode. Lastly, Tecmo Koei said that Xtreme Legends includes a Japanese voice-over option.

Tecmo Koei did not indicate how much Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends will cost. However, Amazon.com is currently listing the title for $40.

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