Dynasty Warriors 7 reviewed in Famitsu, costume DLC plans detailed

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 7 March 2011 06:00 GMT

Famitsu has had its hands on Dynasty Warriors 7 ahead of release, and details have emerged of the hack-and-slasher’s DLC.

Andriasang reports Famitsu awarded the game four nines, and made much of its rapid transitions between gameplay and events; freshened and expanded story; and new weapon switching mode.

Although producer Akihiro Suzuki claims a modest 20 hours play plus 35 for Chronicle mode, Famitsu hazarded a guess at around 60 hours’ content.

Koei Tecmo has revealed plans for free DLC for the game, beginning with alternate costumes for all 46 characters. Each character with an appearance in Dynasty Warriors 4, 5 and 6 will receive costumes from each title, although it’s not clear whether this follows the Japanese or Western numbering system.

Newer characters will receive costumes from the Warriors Orochi series, and all-new costumes are planned.

Additionally, a video showing over five minutes of the English version in action has made its way to YouTube. The new dynasty, Jin, is featured heavily, starting with series favourite Sima Yi.

See it below; thanks, Evil Avatar.

Dynasty Warriors 7 releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 29 in the US and April 1 in the UK. Although there’s been no official word and retailers still carry a listing, there’s some suggestion the Xbox 360 release may be delayed or shelved. The Japanese version is PS3 exclusive and launches on March 10.

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