Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (真・三國無双7 猛将伝, Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Moushouden) is the updated expansion of Dynasty Warriors 8. It contains new content and characters not in the base game, but lacks much of the base game's content unless "remixed" together with the base game.

A brief character poll was held up until August 29th. The three most popular characters, Zhao Yun, Wang Yuanji, and Xu Shu, receive new costumes based on characters from other Koei-Tecmo franchises as a first print bonus.

An updated version of the game with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends included was later released for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, titled Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends: Complete Edition in the West and Shin Sangoku Musou 7 with Moushouden in Asia. This version features enhanced visuals, improved performance, and all base game and Xtreme Legends content seamlessly integrated together. This version was later released again on Nintendo Switch, titled Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends: Definitive Edition in the West and Shin Sangoku Musou 7 with Moushouden DX in Asia, and differed from the previous release in that almost all of the DLC for Dynasty Warriors 8 and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, save for only a few Japan-only limited-time collab costumes, was included at no extra cost. Definitive was later also released for PC, only via the Windows Store.


  • Every character gains a second EX attack.
  • Includes a revamped bodyguard system which allows players to bring up to three bodyguards.
  • Players have the option of manually activating Storm Rush attacks by tapping Square and Triangle simultaneously.
  • A new option that enables players to view only the enemy general's health bar has been added.
  • The maximum level cap is now 150 instead of 99.
  • Includes new sixth weapons for every weapon type as well as a new "Ultimate" difficulty mode.
  • Enables cross-platforming for multiplayer purposes. Saved data from the original title can be transferred between any port of this game. Players who have purchased either version of the PlayStation 3 port in Japan can get the downloadable PlayStation 4 version of the game for a minimal fee of 1,000 yen. The offer is available a month within the new console's release date.
  • Downloadable content so far includes costumes, music, stages and weapons.


Story Mode

As a callback to the first expansion of this type, developers have stated that Lu Bu is the "protagonist" of this port. He and his faction star in their own lengthy scenario for this title.

Various characters not playable or have a minor role within Story Mode star in an all new storyline of hypothetical scenarios, where they are eight stages long and focus on additional battles or alternate versions of existing ones. There is also the option to unlock 'Other' scenarios after completing objectives in the main four factions.

Free Mode

The user interface has been changed. Optional mission objectives vaguely based on those found within the original game's Story Mode are available for players to complete. A retry option has been added.

Ambition Mode

Ambition Mode has been revised to be a quasi-war simulation feature with the overall goal being to unite Han China. This feature is unlocked once the original goal of constructing Tongquetai Palace has been achieved. Players can build their palace by building relations with the characters they have earned in their ranks. As relations improve, the player's territory can expand. When enemy territory is challenged, the player will need to defeat a required number of its soldiers and a "boss" type commander in order to claim it.

Gems can be earned within this mode and used to customize weapons.

Challenge Mode

Returns with an online ranking system. Achieving certain challenges may reward players with weapons. Each trial corresponds with the three weapon attributes, so it may be easier to equip a character with the proper trait. Furthermore, all five courses contain elemental gem power-ups named after them to assist the player.

  • Rampage - The goal is to defeat many enemies before time runs out. The elemental gems for this course increase the user's strength in proportion to the amount of foes slain.
  • Bridge Melee - Knock as many enemies off the edge as possible. The elemental gems for this course amplify the knockback effect caused by strong attacks.
  • Speed Run - Run to the goal as soon as possible. The elemental gems for this course prevent the user from flinching upon receiving damage.
  • Arena - Fight against every playable general until the player runs out of health. The elemental gems for this course prolong the buff effects of Switch Counters.
  • Inferno - Defeat every enemy present before time runs out. The elemental gems for this course trigger explosions to damage nearby opponents.


The following characters are newcomers to the series.


Icon Name Unlock Method Type
True Warrior of the 3 Kingdoms Obtain all other trophies. Platinum
Ultimate Warrior Clear all additional scenarios under Ultimate difficulty setting. Gold
Total Unifier Conquer every region in Ambition Mode. Gold
Ultimate Rating Achieve an "A" rank in all Xtreme Legends scenarios. Gold
Martial Arts Master Reach first place in all five courses of Challenge Mode. Silver
Musou Collector Obtain all second rare weapons. Silver
Subjugator Raise territory control rate to 100%. Silver
Goal Getter Complete every stage goal available. Silver
Crossroads Complete every hypothetical requirement of each new scenario. Silver
Victory Call Clear all additional scenarios exclusive to the game. Silver
War God Watch Lu Bu's historical and hypothetical endings. Silver
Golden Dream Earn more than 100,000 funds. Silver
Carnage Defeat a total of more than 100,000 enemies. Silver
Xtreme Speed Reach 100% battlefield control rate in any battlefield in 2 or less battles. Silver
Seasoned Veteran Maximize the level of any available officer. Silver
Famous Commander Maximize the leadership level of any available officer. Silver
New Friends Clear any stage with 5 additional characters. Bronze
Story Buff Unlock all conversation events in Ambition Mode. Bronze
Rampage Master Reach first place in Challenge Mode's Rampage course. Bronze
Bridge Melee Master Reach first place in Challenge Mode's Bridge Melee course. Bronze
Speed Run Master Reach first place in Challenge Mode's Speed Run course. Bronze
Arena Master Reach first place in Challenge Mode's Arena course. Bronze
Inferno Master Reach first place in Challenge Mode's Inferno course. Bronze
War Trident Expert Learn the "War Trident" mastery skill. Bronze
Flame Bow Expert Learn the "Flame Bow" mastery skill. Bronze
Woven Cloth Expert Learn the "Woven Cloth" mastery skill. Bronze
Art of War Scroll Expert Learn the "Art of War Scroll" mastery skill. Bronze
Crossed Pike Expert Learn the "Crossed Pike" mastery skill. Bronze
Highest Rating Achieve an "A" rank for one scenario in Free Mode. Bronze
Total Subjugation Raise battlefield control rate to 100% in a suppression battle. Bronze
Total Victory Clear a suppression battle with a 100% control rate. Bronze
Battle Pro With every formation slot filled out, clear a single suppression battle with no officer lost. Bronze
Expedient Leader In Ambition Mode, clear a stage having a remaining time of 14 minutes or more. Bronze
First Fusion Utilized weapon fusion for the first time. Bronze
First Fortification Strengthen a bodyguard for the first time. Bronze
First Skill Ordered a bodyguard to use a battle skill for the first time. Bronze
Skill Specialist Use every battle skill available. Bronze
Movie Maven Unlock every new movie scene. Bronze
Event Aficionado Unlock every new event scene. Bronze
Wallpaper Compiler Unlock every new wallpaper. Bronze
Attack Ace Defeat an enemy officer with two different EX attacks. Bronze
Mighty Warrior Defeat 1,000 enemies under Ultimate difficulty setting. Bronze
Lightning Speed Clear a battle within 2 minutes or less under Ultimate difficulty setting. Bronze
Matchless Warrior Clear a non-tutorial battle without receiving damage under Ultimate difficulty setting. Bronze

Differences between ports

The Japanese PlayStation 4 version of the title, Shin Sangoku Musou 7 with Moushouden, will automatically record any Challenge Mode sessions. Players can watch and comment on these videos live.

Players can alter the graphics setting and frame rate for the PC port. This version includes the free DLC from Dynasty Warriors 8 and Xtreme Legends:

  • The PS Vita port omits some of the extra animations for horse movement, as well as having certain assets removed (such as the editing of very few in-battle voice clips).

The Nintendo Switch port will include all DLC contents.


  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - Updated port with all base game and Xtreme Legends content included.
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition - Switch-exclusive release, including all DLC. Later also released for PC, only via Windows Store.
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
  • Warriors All-Stars
  • Warriors Orochi 4

Related Media

The producer was present at SCEJA Press Conference 2013 to showcase this entry. He featured gameplay footage of Hulao Gate. Director Atsushi Miyauchi was present to showcase the PS4 version of the game for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's live broadcast series PS4 Lab. The game is apart of the PS4 launch lineup in Japan and is featured on Sony's Ustream list.

Select Lawson outlets is offering a QR code for a Wang Yuanji costume if consumers purchase their spicy tofu meat buns starting November 26. Consumers can obtain one of three unique wallpapers by scanning a special code on the meat bun wrapper.

Two character image song CDs are scheduled to be out in Japan, each featuring assorted participants from this installment. One is called Yuubu no Shou and the other is called Eichi no Shou. Voice actor commentary and a select compilation of character quotes in Ambition Mode are included.

On February 8, 2014 at Differ Ariake Arena, the third Dynasty Warriors voice actor event was held. It was called Shin Sangoku Musou Seiyuu Ranbu 2014 Spring Ultimate Live. Series composer MASA was present to play live for fans.

This game was presented as Koei-Tecmo's booth for the 2014 Kobe Three Kingdoms Garden festival. Attendees could participate in a free-to-enter tournament. A similar event is planned for this year's Sangokushi Matsuri event in autumn. The PS4 port is a part of Gamecity's PS4 Summer online shopping campaign.

Tecmo-Koei recently posted two online surveys for American and European fans to provide input on Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. Players can provide personal opinions on who their favorite new character is, their thoughts on the soundtrack, as well as the stage designs.

Japanese Let's Players Ii Otonatachi will be playing the PS4 version of Shin Sangokushi Musou 7 with Moushouden as a part of a celebration countdown for Nico Nico's 2015 Super Conference. Registered users can watch their vocal live broadcast April 15, 21:00 (JST).

Sega has this game tie-up with their first Sangokushi Taisen Pocket collaboration event May 13~20, 2017 at Yokohama's Chinatown. Festivities will include an opening event and a cosplay event; collaboration merchandise will be sold at participating stores within Yamashitacho, Naka Ward.


  • This was the first Dynasty Warriors game to publish on Steam.
    • This was also the first time ever Koei Tecmo game to publish on Steam.


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