Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce gets console date, online play

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:10 GMT

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KOEI has announced that Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will be released worldwide on February 16 for 360 and PS3.

The PSP version is already out.

This is the first time the series has gone online as well, and it has 40 playable characters, four player co-op, voice and text chat, 40 console-exclusive missions, and command of up to three AI-controlled officers,

Guest characters from Warriors Orochi 2 will appear in the Xbox 360 version, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 characters in the PS3 version.

By completing guest character challenges, players will win the right to use that guest character’s signature weapon in combat.

Full PR below the break.

Burlingame, CA, November 19, 2009 — The world’s premier action franchise is back with a vengeance and for the first time going online with four-player Tactical Action combat. KOEI Corporation today announced DYNASTY WARRIORS®: Strikeforce is coming to Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on February 16, 2010.

DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce takes place in a mystic version of ancient China where warriors possess the power of “Fury”. This power gives them superhuman strength, lightning fast speed and the ability to fly. Taking the role of any one of over 40 playable characters, up to four friends can go online to launch raids as a team or battle it out competitively.

Using voice or text chat to coordinate assaults, players will go on campaigns to infiltrate heavily-armed enemy strongholds, clash with thousand-man armies, or to slay dragons and other massive beasts. In single-player mode, players have the option to choose and command up to three AI-controlled officers to join them in offline missions.

KOEI is introducing several new game elements exclusive to the console version of DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce including over 40 console-exclusive missions, command of up to three AI-controlled officers, an enemy “Hyperbreak” gauge, the ability to plan special combat tactics, new playable character “Meng Huo”, and online officer trading.

Earlier this year at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show, the game’s producer Kenichi Ogasawara of Omega Force took to the stage with Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi, producer of Ninja Gaiden Sigma®2 to reveal details about a crossover within DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce. As part of their collaboration, iconic figures from TECMO’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will appear exclusively in DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce for PS3™ while characters from KOEI’s WARRIORS OROCHI®2 will make guest appearances in DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce for Xbox 360®.

By completing guest character challenges, players will win the right to use that guest character’s signature weapon in combat.

DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce comes action-packed with over 40 new console-exclusive missions, with more than 200 quests in all. To further whet the appetites of fans, players can also download new campaigns from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and

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