Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (真・三國無双7 Empires, Shin Sangoku Musou 7: Empires) is the Empires adaptation of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends.

Pre-order bonuses include downloadable serial codes for Guo Jia, Guan Yinping, Date Masamune, and Tenko edit parts. The Premium Box edition contains a sixteen track CD containing new music and 83 character cards. Demos for the title's Edit Mode and free co-op gameplay are available on PlayStation Network & Xbox Live platforms.


  • Stratagems from Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires return with enhanced features. New grand-scale stratagems take longer to complete but can dramatically affect the flow of battle. Weather conditions and time can affect certain stratagems' proficiency and change a battlefield's appearance.
  • Certain characters have DLC weapons as their EX Weapons. Players may also categorize weapons by type or faction ownership.
  • Preset bases have levels to indicate their potency. Simple bases can be constructed anywhere on the map to provide auxiliary assistance.
  • If players possess a high rank, they can order other generals.
  • Rulers can set specific priorities to policies.
  • Fame has been revamped to allow the selection of different play styles. It lost its visual GUI notices.
  • The marriage system now enables couples to have children. Scenes dedicated to married couples have been expanded. Offspring inherit their parents' stats and genes.
  • Players can keep and reuse their previous edit characters since the same edit features return in this title. They can also edit the appearance of their banner, soldiers, horses, and create scenarios to upload for online sessions. Other players can download them.
    • Soldiers - Customizable features include body posture and appearance.
    • Horses - Customizable features include hair color and size.
  • Crossplay can be done between the PS3 and PS4 ports.
  • Downloadable content consists of edit character parts, original costumes for the main roster, soundtracks from previous games and new scenarios/modes.


The entire Xtreme Legends cast returns with at least one new addition from the second most wanted character poll.


PS Icon Xbox Icon Name Unlock Method Type Xbox Points
Completionist Obtain all other trophies. Platinum 90
Decorated Veteran Obtain all titles. Gold 80
Many Ways To Live Complete all lifestyles. Gold 70
King of Chaos Cleared any scenario under Chaos difficulty setting. Gold 70
Intellectual Victory Defeat a total of more than 10,000 enemies using stratagems. Silver 35
The Sound of Tiny Feet Have at least 5 or more children. Silver 35
Master of Strategy Use all strategy commands at least once. Silver 35
Ultimate Nation Make all famous officers into subordinate officers. Silver 35
Beyond Invincible Defeat all famous officers using an edit character. Silver 35
Battle Ready Obtain more than 30 kinds of equipment. Silver 35
Weapons Locker Purchase more than 100 kinds of weapons. Silver 35
Many Crossroads View all of the events that can be watched in the gallery. Silver 35
Goal Orientated Leader Complete 4 or more battle objectives in a single battle. Bronze 10
Building Trust Improve relationship with a ruler by completing a quest. Bronze 10
Appointed Marshal Be promoted to marshal for the first time. Bronze 10
Unrivaled Strategist Use at least 100 stratagems. Bronze 10
The Elite Few Win a battle with significantly less allied forces than enemy ones. Bronze 10
Start of a Long Road Clear a strategy objective for the first time. Bronze 10
Till Death Do Us Part Marry an officer for the first time. Bronze 10
Brave and Bold Defeat an enemy officer in their territory alone. Bronze 10
Nepotism Rules Form a faction composed of only sworn siblings, spouse, and children. Bronze 10
Beginnings of Ambition Raise the banner of own kingdom for the first time. Bronze 10
Prove Your Quality Become a ruler for the first time. Bronze 10
First Mission Clear a mission for the first time. Bronze 10
Oath Beneath Peach Trees Swear a sworn sibling oath for the first time. Bronze 10
Winds of Victory Help Zhuge Liang complete his southeast wind strategy during the Battle of Chibi on the alliance side. Bronze 20
Paragon of Good Obtain virtue of "Saint." Bronze 10
Aim For The Back Use the betrayal command for the first time. Bronze 10
Successor Inherit the position of ruler for the first time via inheritance event. Bronze 10
Blossoming Love Give or receive a love confession for the first time. Bronze 10
Jumping Ahead Get recruited as a marshal or strategist from being a free officer. Bronze 10
Crushing Victory Win a battle while maintaining troop count above 90%. Bronze 10
Doesn't Play Well With Others Change faction allegiance for the first time. Bronze 10
Battlefield Controller Conquer more than 10 bases in a single battle. Bronze 10
Rebel Claim the position of ruler by staging a coup. Bronze 10
Age of Beauty Receive love confessions from 3 or more characters during a single playthrough. Bronze 10
Husk of Evil Obtain virtue of "Pure Evil." Bronze 10
Sizable Kingdom Recruit 20 or more officers in own faction. Bronze 10
Weather Master Use a stratagem to change the weather. Bronze 20
Appointed Strategist Be promoted to strategist for the first time. Bronze 10
The Next Generation Have a child for the first time. Bronze 20
Strategy Stopper Stop an enemy's large scale stratagem for the first time. Bronze 10
A Special Gift Receive a weapon or item as a gift for the first time. Bronze 10
A New Hero View any ending while playing as an edit character. Bronze 10
Collected Works Create at least one edit character, soldier, horse, and banner for the first time. Bronze 20
Well Seasoned Fight and win a stage in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Bronze 20
Architect Build a facility for the first time. Bronze 10
Construction Enthusiast Build at least six of the same facility. Bronze 10

Differences between ports

  • The PS Vita version allows players to transfer their DLC and boasts Ad hoc multiplayer options. Raid Scenarios are being added to the online feature. It grants players the freedom to choose their loot if they successfully defeat a map of strong enemies.
  • The PC version is a direct port of the game's PS3 version and does not contain the enhanced graphical improvements of the PS4 port.
  • The Nintendo Switch port has save data benefits with select Warriors Switch titles.


Related Media

A Twitter campaign to guess the new character addition was held June 5~16. Three accurate fans won a free copy of the game.

The game is scheduled to have a live broadcast demonstration September 20, 14:45 JST at Koei-Tecmo's Tokyo Game Show stage. It was one of the playable demos at Koei Tecmo's Tokyo Game Show 2014 booth.

Fans who have downloaded the edit trial can participate in a edit character contest throughout October and early November. Contestants are asked to create their interpretation of a person/character from history or Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Five winners will receive a copy of the game's complete guide and Dynasty Warriors 8 badges.

A collaboration campaign with Shin Sangoku Musou Blast was held from November 27th to December 3rd. The following characters from Blast appeared in Empires as edit officers: Xu Sheng, Xiahouji, Yan Yan, Zhugeshi, and Zoushi.

Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Duet Songs will include five character image duets with the five factions, character messages, and voice actor commentary from characters in this expansion. Purchase the first copies of the CD to receive a chance to redeem a possible ticket to the Shin Sangoku Musou Seiyuu Ranbu 2015 Summer voice actor event. Consumers who purchase the Deluxe Edition of the live event's DVD recording receive an additional photo book of the event and three character stickers.

Halloween themed character merchandise were up for sale at Tokyo Game Show 2015.

LINE stickers featuring the cast are now available for purchase. They are divided into three sets with each one containing 40 different sticker images.


  • Like its predecessor, the overseas version only features Japanese voice tracks with subtitles despite it having been formerly announced that English voice acting would be included.
  • Due to Tsuyoshi Takishita being passed away, Sima Yi would be voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu in the game.
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires was the first Empires spin-off title to be released in PC port.


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