Tecmo Koei Europe today announced Warriors 8, the next instalment of the fan-favourite tactical action franchise. As with previous titles of the series the game will follow the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

According to the press release Dynasty Warriors 8 will feature multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems, “making a game that people won’t want to put down” and an all new ‘What if?’ scenarios which will give you the chance to take a look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day.

Those campaigns, and the normal Story Mode battles, will take place across over 40 new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites, inspired by the landscape of ancient China.

Dynasty Warriors 8 will be available in stores on the 12th of July 2013 on the PlayStation and Xbox 360.

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