Grid-Based SRPG Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden Announced for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita

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Dynasty Warriors has come full circle. The latest Famitsu has revealed (via Games Talk, FamitsuDynasty Warriors Eiketsuden.

The game is a grid-based, strategy RPG for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan, sometime later this year. You can find he first screenshots for the game above, as well as below:

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The game is developed in-house by Omega Force, with the protagonist being Zhao Yun.

As expected, players move their units across a gridded map. Since this is still a Warriors game, you can only control one military commander. However, non-commander units will appear in large groups on the map, a la Dynasty Warriors proper.

When you engage battle, familiar action scenes with commanders fighting insurmountable odds will unfold.

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  1. EinMugenTenshin
    April 6, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Interesting, looking forward to the Orochi Warriors version! ;)

  2. Mr0303
    April 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

    That’s cool. It is a good place to go for the Warriors franchise. I’m playing Trillion right now an I’m seeing grids in my sleep.

  3. Akuma
    April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Very interesting, i’ll keep an eye on it :)

  4. landlock
    April 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Dynasty Tactics 3 here we come.

  5. sanic
    April 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Might be cool

  6. dsadsada
    April 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Sounds sort of like that one PSP Samurai Warriors game.

  7. DrearierSpider
    April 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    What the hell is with Koei Tecmo still releasing PS3 games? I’m not sure if there’s still a big active install base in Japan, but they’d almost certainly sell a hell of a lot more units on PC if they made a half decent port.

  8. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    April 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Its likely happening, relax, and yes, PS3 install base in Japan is still meaningful.

  9. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    April 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Is there a SRPG resurgeance or what? This is cool!

  10. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    April 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Now all we need is a new Final Fantasy Tactics and a new Shining Force.

  11. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    April 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Sweet! I am all for this.

  12. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    April 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    It’s on my radar for the moment >_>

  13. Doc Omally
    Doc Omally
    April 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    So if I am understanding this right, its grid based strat until the battles which are normal DW style?

  14. Grey
    April 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Kinda divided on this. On the one hand, Omega Force produced one of the most flaccid strategy experiences ever in Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (though a bizarrely fun lite-dating/slice of HEROIC life sim). On the other hand, Samurai Warriors 4: Empires has so far proven a huge step up, but they also had help from Koei’s in-house team who work on Nobunaga’s Ambition.

    So I suppose this boils down to if Omega Force will by flying solo for this or will get help from those more experienced in creating satisfying strategic/tactical gameplay.

  15. TheMaverickGamer
    April 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    A new spin on the Warriors franchise. I like it. It seems like Dynasty Tactics, but with battle encounters more akin to the over-the-top style of Dynasty Warriors. I’m not so sure about keeping the focus solely on Zhao Yun (he’s the cover boy, I know), but I’ll keep an open mind.

  16. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Jim Sterling has to think while playing a Dynasty Warriors game? The next Jimquisition is going to be fun to watch :^)


  17. SiliconNooB
    April 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

    This sounds well-conceived.

  18. SiliconNooB
    April 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I wonder if there is a way for him to blame this on GamerGate?