Dynasty Warriors Strategy RPG's August 3 Date, Character Roster Revealed
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Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine held a streaming program on Thursday to unveil the August 3 release date, character roster, and live gameplay footage from Shin Sangoku Musou: Eiketsuden (Dynasty Warriors: Legend of Great Heroes), the first strategy role-playing game inspired by KOEI Tecmo Games' Dynasty Warriors (Sangoku Musou/Shin Sangoku Musou) action game franchise. August 3 is also the same date that the first Shin Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors 2) game launched in 2000.
The character roster presented during Thursday's presentation is the following:
There are also two new characters named Raika (voiced by Minami Tsuda) and Raihin (Makoto Furukawa):
This roster is a subset of larger character roster that have appeared in the Dynasty Warriors game franchise over the years. For example, Zhang Chunhua, Xing Cai, Yue Ying, Zhu Rong, and Meng Huo are not in the strategy RPG's roster.
The staff explained that they tried to put in as many characters as they could, and added that even characters in the strategy RPG's roster will not necessarily appear in the story. However, they can be recruited through side missions and then brought along to fight in story mode.
The game (via retail package or download) will cost 6,800 yen (US$62) for the PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3 version or 5,800 yen (US$53) for the PlayStation Vita version. There will also be Treasure Box for 4,000 yen (US$37) more on all platforms. The box will include the original soundtrack, a 15th anniversary collection of character designs, a collection of eight long posters, a serial number to download a yukata costume for Raika, and the game itself.