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    Dynasty Warriors 7

    Game » consists of 13 releases. Released Mar 29, 2011

    The feudal Chinese factions of Wu, Shu, and Wei (along with the new Jin Kingdom) return for another installment of tactical action and K.O. counts into the thousands!

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    Overview

    Dynasty Warriors 7 is a PS3/ Xbox 360 entry in Koei's long-running Dynasty Warriors series. The game was released in North America on March 29, 2011 for both platforms. The game features over sixty playable characters from the Shu, Wei, and Wu kingdoms, as well as the new faction Jin. Although characters from other factions are included, they are not playable in the primary story mode. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game support stereoscopic 3D.

    Story

    Dynasty Warriors 7 features a completely revamped story mode. Similar to Dynasty Warriors 4, each kingdom has its own story. However, for this entry, the officer played in each mission is fixed in a manner similar to Warriors: Legends of Troy. The game also does away with the pre-battle planning screen and instead transitions seamlessly from cutscenes to control of the chapter's playable character, either in camp (where the player may make preparations such as equipping weapons or spending skill points) or directly into battle.

    For the first time in the series, the storyline does not end at the Battle of Wu Zhang Plains. The game instead tells the story of the Jin kingdom, which arose late in the Three Kingdoms era and eventually won out, uniting China and establishing the Jin Dynasty in 280 A.D. The vast majority of the Jin-aligned characters are all-new, with only Sima Yi (formerly a Wei character) returning from previous entries. The Jin storyline begins with stopping Gongsun Yuan's rebellion, and ends with the final stage being the subjugation of Shu and the surrender of Liu Shan.

    Conquest Mode

    Conquest Mode is the second primary gameplay mode. In it, the player selects a character and advances across a map of China by completing missions. Scattered about the map are cities that the player may visit once freed, where weapons can be forged and purchased, visiting characters may be spoken with, and other special events may take place. Each character also has access to their own Historic Battle challenges ("Legend" stages), with some based on events of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, while others are original scenarios.

    Gameplay

    The combat gameplay is similar to the classic "Charge" attack system seen in titles predating Dynasty Warriors 6. This game also borrows the dual weapon system used in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. Each character is capable of using two weapons. The player can freely equip different weapon types to each character, though characters equipped with a weapon they have poor affinity with are not as effective as they are with other weapons. Characters can also actively switch between their equipped weapons during battle and will perform a special attack during the transition.

    The musou gauge is split in up to two bars. This is similar to Samurai Warriors 3, allowing the player to do multiple musou attacks in a row. In addition to the standard and horse-mounted musou attack variants, some characters can unlock a second standard musou, and some can perform musou attacks in midair.

    A new addition to the gameplay is the use of siege weapons. In previous games, such weapons appeared strictly as either obstacles to destroy or targets to protect. However, in Dynasty Warriors 7, the player can take active control of siege weapons in select stages, including catapults, ballistas, and others. Use of such weapons is required to complete certain objectives, such as destroying gates or sinking ships.

    Playable Characters

    Kingdom of Wei

    Cao Cao

    Cao Cao
    Cao Cao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Sword

    Voice Actor: Douglas Rye

    Leader of Wei, known as the "Hero of Chaos."

    Cao Pi

    Cao Pi
    Cao Pi

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 5

    EX Weapon: Dual Swords

    Voice Actor: Doug Erholtz

    Cao Cao's son and Zhen Ji's Husband, succeeds his father as the leader of Wei.

    Xiahou Dun

    Xiahou Dun
    Xiahou Dun

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Sword

    Voice Actor: Kirk Thornton

    Cao Cao's right hand general. Also his cousin.

    Xiahou Yuan

    Xiahou Yuan
    Xiahou Yuan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Bow

    Voice Actor: Tony Oliver

    Expert archer and prominent general of Wei. Cousin of Xiahou Dun.

    Cao Ren

    Cao Ren
    Cao Ren

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 4

    EX Weapon: Flail

    Voice Actor: Beau Billingslea

    Specializes in defense and fights to end the turmoil. Cousin of Cao Cao.

    Zhen Ji

    Zhen Ji
    Zhen Ji

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Flute

    Voice Actress: Wendee Lee

    Originally the wife of one of Yuan Shao's sons, now married to Cao Pi.

    Xu Huang

    Xu Huang
    Xu Huang

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Pike

    Voice Actor:

    Devoted to the Warrior's Path, trains for strength.

    Cai Wenji

    Cai Wenji
    Cai Wenji

    First Playable Appearance: Multi Raid 2

    EX Weapon: Harp

    Voice Actress:

    Talented musician, saved by Cao Cao from a tribe.

    Zhang Liao

    Zhang Liao
    Zhang Liao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Dual Halberds

    Voice Actor: Travis Willingham

    General under Lu Bu until his defeat at Xia Pi, hero of He Fei.

    Dian Wei

    Dian Wei
    Dian Wei

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Axe

    Voice Actor: Beau Billingslea

    Cao Cao's loyal bodyguard.

    Jia Xu (New Character)

    Jia Xu
    Jia Xu

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Chain and Sickle

    Voice Actor: Vic Mignonga

    Strategist that travels the land, defeats Cao Cao before joining Wei.

    Zhang He

    Zhang He
    Zhang He

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Claws

    Voice Actor: Yuri Lowenthal

    Defected from Yuan Shao during the battle of Guan Du.

    Xu Zhu

    Xu Zhu
    Xu Zhu

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Club

    Voice Actor: Doug Stone

    Strong warrior who is a bodyguard of Cao Cao.

    Kingdom of Shu

    Liu Bei

    Liu Bei
    Liu Bei

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Twin Swords

    Voice Actor:

    Founder of Shu and sworn brother of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei. Fights for virtue and the people.

    Guan Yu

    Guan Yu
    Guan Yu

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Pike

    Voice Actor: Dave B. Mitchell

    Known as the "God of War", and famous for his long beard. Sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei.

    Zhang Fei

    Zhang Fei
    Zhang Fei

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Double-ended blade

    Voice Actor: Steve Kramer

    Strong warrior who has bad drinking habits. Sworn brother of Liu Bei and Guan Yu.

    Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang
    Zhuge Liang

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Feather Fan

    Voice Actor: Lex Lang

    Liu Bei's strategist. Known as arguably the greatest strategist of the era.

    Liu Shan (New Character)

    Liu Shan
    Liu Shan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Rapier

    Voice Actor:

    Son of Liu Bei, known as an incompetent leader.

    Xing Cai

    Xing Cai
    Xing Cai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 5

    EX Weapon: Sword and Shield

    Voice Actress: Wendee Lee

    Daughter of Zhang Fei, fights along side Guan Ping.

    Guan Ping

    Guan Ping
    Guan Ping

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 5

    EX Weapon: Greatsword

    Voice Actor: Bryce Pappenbrook

    Guan Yu's adopted son. Strives to be like his father.

    Guan Suo (New Character)

    Guan Suo
    Guan Suo

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Nunchaku

    Voice Actor: Spike Spencer

    Guan Yu's fictional third son. His sincerity makes him popular with the people.

    Bao Sanniang (New Character)

    Bao Sanniang
    Bao Sanniang

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Spinner

    Voice Actress:

    Character created for the game, no historical origin.

    Jiang Wei

    Jiang Wei
    Jiang Wei

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Spear

    Voice Actor:

    Zhuge Liang's successor. Originally a member of Wei.

    Yue Ying

    Yue Ying
    Yue Ying

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 4

    EX Weapon: Bo Staff

    Voice Actress:

    Zhuge Liang's wife. Invented Shu's Juggernaut.

    Zhao Yun

    Zhao Yun
    Zhao Yun

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Spear

    Voice Actor: Terrence Stone

    One of Shu's greatest warriors. Poster boy of the series.

    Ma Dai (New Character)

    Ma Dai
    Ma Dai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Magic Brush

    Voice Actor: Justin Giddings

    Ma Chao's cousin, best known for slaying Wei Yan.

    Wei Yan

    Wei Yan
    Wei Yan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Double-ended Blade

    Voice Actor:

    Strong warrior but his loyalty was often questioned by Zhuge Liang.

    Pang Tong

    Pang Tong
    Pang Tong

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Staff

    Voice Actor:

    A talented strategist overshadowed by Zhuge Liang, known for his odd appearance.

    Ma Chao

    Ma Chao
    Ma Chao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Spear

    Voice Actor: David Berón

    Believes in fighting for justice. Vows to get revenge on Cao Cao for killing his father.

    Huang Zhong

    Huang Zhong
    Huang Zhong

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Bow

    Voice Actor: Alan Shearman

    Legendary archer, known for being a fearsome warrior despite his old age.

    Kingdom of Wu

    Sun Jian

    Sun Jian
    Sun Jian

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Sword

    Voice Actor:

    Known as the "Tiger of Jiang Dong" Triggers the events to form the Kingdom of Wu, but dies before it is realized.

    Sun Ce

    Sun Ce
    Sun Ce

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Tonfas

    Voice Actor: Yuri Lowenthal

    Founds the Kingdom of Wu, but like his father, dies early.

    Sun Quan

    Sun Quan
    Sun Quan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Sword

    Voice Actor: Gideon Emery

    Second son of Sun Jian, and most prominent leader of Wu.

    Sun Shang Xiang

    Sun Shang Xiang
    Sun Shang Xiang

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Wind-and-fire Wheels

    Voice Actor: GK Bowes

    Daughter of Sun Jian and wife of Liu Bei.

    Zhou Yu

    Zhou Yu
    Zhou Yu

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Bo Staff

    Voice Actor:

    Wu's early strategist. He is Sun Ce's childhood friend, and rivals with Zhuge Liang.

    Lu Xun

    Lu Xun
    Lu Xun

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Twin Swords

    Voice Actor: Skip Stellrecht

    Later era Wu strategist. Responsible for the defeat of Shu at Yi Ling.

    Lu Meng

    Lu Meng
    Lu Meng

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Pike

    Voice Actor: Tony Oliver

    Common soldier who studied and trained to become a great general and strategist.

    Taishi Ci

    Taishi Ci
    Taishi Ci

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Dual Rods

    Voice Actor: Darrel Guilbeau

    Was rivals with Sun Ce but joined Wu after being defeated.

    Da Qiao

    Da Qiao
    Da Qiao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Metal Fan

    Voice Actor: Wendee Lee

    Sun Ce's wife. The more thoughtful of the Two Qiaos.

    Xiao Qiao

    Xiao Qiao
    Xiao Qiao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Metal Fan

    Voice Actor: Carrie Savage

    Zhou Yu's wife. The more impulsive of the Two Qiaos.

    Zhou Tai

    Zhou Tai
    Zhou Tai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 4

    EX Weapon: Curved Sword

    Voice Actor: Travis Willingham

    Loyal bodyguard to Sun Quan. He is usually calm and composed.

    Lian Shi (New Character)

    Lian Shi
    Lian Shi

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Crossbow

    Voice Actor:

    Sun Quan's wife and the bodyguard of Sun Shang Xiang.

    Ding Feng (New Character)

    Ding Feng
    Ding Feng

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Gauntlets

    Voice Actor: Kyle Hebert

    Known for his fearsome appearance. Served Wu for a long period of time.

    Ling Tong

    Ling Tong
    Ling Tong

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 5

    EX Weapon: Nunchaku

    Voice Actor: David Lodge

    Fought with his father and driven after his death. Has a rivalry with Gan Ning.

    Huang Gai

    Huang Gai
    Huang Gai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Club

    Voice Actor: Lee Everest

    Early era Wu general, known for carrying out the fire attack at Chi Bi.

    Gan Ning

    Gan Ning
    Gan Ning

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Chain and Sickle

    Voice Actor:

    One of Wu's strongest warriors, former pirate that joined Wu to be appreciated.

    Kingdom of Jin

    Sima Yi

    Sima Yi
    Sima Yi

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Feather Fan

    Voice Actor: Kyle Hebert

    Brilliant Wei strategist who eventually stages a takeover, setting the foundation for the Jin Kingdom.

    Sima Shi (New Character)

    Sima Shi
    Sima Shi

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Rapier

    Voice Actor:

    First son of Sima Yi. Has a perfectionist attitude, and comes off as cold to others.

    Sima Zhao (New Character)

    Sima Zhao
    Sima Zhao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Sword

    Voice Actor:

    Second son of Sima Yi. Seems to be aloof and uncaring, but is a talented general.

    Wang Yuanji (New Character)

    Wang Yuanji
    Wang Yuanji

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Throwing Daggers

    Voice Actor: Tara Platt

    Wife of Sima Zhao, also spends a lot of time keeping him focused.

    Zhuge Dan (New Character)

    Zhuge Dan
    Zhuge Dan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Feather Fan

    Voice Actor: Keith Silverstein

    Cousin of Zhuge Liang who eventually rebelled against Jin.

    Guo Huai (New Character)

    Guo Huai
    Guo Huai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Arm Cannon

    Voice Actor:

    Wei general who is loyal to Sima Yi. Reformed the ranks after Xiahou Yuan's death in battle.

    Zhong Hui (New Character)

    Zhong Hui
    Zhong Hui

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Flying Swords

    Voice Actor: Quinton Flynn

    Talented yet arrogant general for Wei who eventually rebels against Jin with Jiang Wei.

    Deng Ai (New Character)

    Deng Ai
    Deng Ai

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Drill Spear

    Voice Actor:

    General who uses the terrain to his advantage. Very prominent in the final battles against Shu.

    Xiahou Ba (New Character)

    Xiahou Ba
    Xiahou Ba

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7

    EX Weapon: Greatsword

    Voice Actor: Vic Mignogna

    Son of Xiahou Yuan, he is loyal to Wei, but pressured when the Jin uprising occurs.

    Other Forces (Not affiliated with any of the main kingdoms)

    Lu Bu

    Lu Bu
    Lu Bu

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Halberd

    Voice Actor: Jamieson Price

    Known and often feared as the strongest warrior in the land. Also famous for his legendary horse Red Hare.

    Diao Chan

    Diao Chan
    Diao Chan

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors

    EX Weapon: Chain Whip

    Voice Actor:

    Affiliated with Dong Zhuo before she convinces Lu Bu to rebel against him. The only person Lu Bu cares for.

    Yuan Shao

    Yuan Shao
    Yuan Shao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Rapier

    Voice Actor: Dave Wittenberg

    The Grand Commander of the coalition against Dong Zhuo. Arrogant because of his noble upbringing.

    Dong Zhuo

    Dong Zhuo
    Dong Zhuo

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Ball and Chain

    Voice Actor: Richard Epcar

    Usurps the power from the Emperor. A tyrant who causes misery for the people.

    Meng Huo

    Meng Huo
    Meng Huo

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Gauntlets

    Voice Actor: Kirk Thornton

    King of the Nanmans, famous for his many battles with Zhuge Liang and Shu.

    Zhu Rong

    Zhu Rong
    Zhu Rong

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3

    EX Weapon: Throwing Daggers

    Voice Actor: Jessica Gee

    Married to Meng Huo, known for being related to the goddess of fire.

    Zhang Jiao

    Zhang Jiao
    Zhang Jiao

    First Playable Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 2

    EX Weapon: Staff

    Voice Actor: Doug Stone

    Leader of the Yellow Turban cult and instigator of the rebellion against the Han.

    Merchandise

    As a pre-order bonus in Japan, people received one random pen from a set of four featuring character art. This was also a pre-order bonus in the UK through shops such as GAME.

    Pre-order bonus pens
    Pre-order bonus pens

    In Japan there was a Treasure Box version of the game available, which contains special postcards (featuring each kingdom, plus Zhao Yun and Lu Bu have one each), an art book, and more.

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