Today was a Livestream featuring Dynasty Warriors Eiketsuden or Heroic Legends as it was translated. In this article you find the information to the game which was shown in the Livestream.
It started with the Trailer being shown and producer Miyauchi, which made a basic reference to Dynasty Tactics, was there to give information to the game as well as explaining some gameplay stuff. It was also seen that the game will have tutorial windows coming up again, explaining various stuff to you. The game’s story will be an alternate RotK story. Lixia is found in an ice block which is guarded by the remainings of Zhang Jiao’s Yellow Turban follower which see their new master in her. The game starts with a battle against these remaining followers and freeing Lixia of her ice prison. She then follows Zhao Yun and Lei Bin but she does not participate actively in battle (or at least she wasn’t shown to do so) but instead she floats next to Zhao Yun.
Objectives also return into the battles and you can bring items with you into the battles. In the battles you move your units on a grid system. You can only move your own officers freely. Your allies will be moved by the game. Blue marks your officers, green your allies and red your enemies. Apparently you can have other officers join your cause as the Livestream showed Lu Lingqi, Diaochan and Zhang Liao being controlled by the player but it can also be that it is depending on which battle you fight that they temporarely become playable to you.
If you select a unit that you want to move, a blue area indicates where you can move your unit to. Movement points are apparently not used for moving your unit but for the attacks you chose afterwards. You can also move a unit multiple times depending on how much “Resonance” the unit has. The movements area of enemy officers also is shown. You have various attacks to chose from after moving and they consume a different amount of movement points. From what I saw it was 1-3 points. A yellow area will show your attack range. When you attack an unit or an enemy officer you get a short on field sequence showing the attack used against the unit/the enemy officer. You can also connect the attacks of two or more characters. In the Livestream they showed Lei Bin moving first and then activating his “Resonance Skill” (probably a special skill) which allowed Zhao Yun to move afterwards and both of them attacking the enemy units around them. Another example was the connection of the Musou Attacks of Zhao Yun, Lei Bin, Diaochan, Lu Lingqi and Zhang Liao, making it a total of 5 consecutive attacks which literally wiped out all enemy units standing near them. But even with such amazing techniques you are not to underestimate the enemy. The one playing in the gameplay footage made that mistake and Zhao Yun was wiped out in a swipe. The game is a bit more difficult than the normal Dynasty Warriors games and being careless can easily get you killed. You need to watch your movement and also the units. Units with shield have a strong defense against close-range fighters such as Zhao Yun, decreasing the damage they take a lot. However long-range fighters like Lei Bin can deal with them easily.
Lastly they showed the release date, which is the 3rd August 2016 for Japan, returning characters of Wei, Wu, Shu and others and the two different editions which will be available. You have the normal edition, which is the game only, and a treasure box.
The treasure box includes:
– The game
– An Artwork creation book for the 15th Anniversary
– An official Soundtrack CD
– A long poster collection
– DLC Code for a Kimono Outfit for Lixia
Furthermore the first prints of the game will feature Diaochan’s outfits for Lixia.
These are the returning characters:
Thank you to BlackKite for posting some Tweets so I was able to do some corrections.