Dynasty Warriors 6

Those kooky Chinese overlords are back to wage genocide on PC and PS2

  • To date, the Dynasty Warriors series has sold more than 18 million units worldwide.

  • We should probably move on to some Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon puns

  • The Dynasty Warriors series is based on the historical epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which was written by Luo Guanzhong in the 14th century

  • It’s not all that surprising that KOEI has managed to mine six games and numerous spin-offs from the novel. It encompasses 800,000 words, 1191 different characters and 120 chapters!

  • Dynasty Warriors 6 will ship to retailers on 18 November for PS2 consoles. The Windows versions will be made available on the same date through digital download.

  • Or is that ‘En garde’?

  • Er…

  • Our fencing terminology is a bit scant to be honest

  • Un-guard!

  • Have at you!

  • Unlike most video game adaptations, the huge amount of bloodletting in Dynasty Warriors 6 is actually pretty accurate to the book. If anything, it needs more beheadings.

  • The latest version of Dynasty Warriors utilises motion-captured fighting techniques taken from some of Asia’s leading stuntmen and stuntwomen. Apparently, you can swim and climb for the first time, too.

  • The latest addition to KOEI’s hack-'n’-slash action/adventure series is coming to Window-based computers and PlayStation 2. Based on the epic novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the game depicts the massive battles ignited by the fall of the Han Dynasty when three rebellious states moved to overthrow the Emperor of China.

    The PlayStation 2 release will encompass two separate game discs featuring all of the characters and scenarios from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. In addition, a range of platform-exclusive content has been created, including new Musou story modes, a larger selection of weapons, five additional stages and 10 new scenarios. The game is due to hit stores on 18 November. Start sharpening your weapons, pilgrim.

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