Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends adds five new officers including Zhu Ran

By Brenna Hillier
27 February 2014 22:10 GMT

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends adds a further five playable officers to the already bristling roster of 78.


The five characters are listed below, courtesy of Gematsu:

  • Chen Gong
    An ambitious and humorous strategist for Lu Bu, he is willing to make any sacrifice to see himself rise to the top. He once served under Cao Cao, but switched sides when he realized his ambitions would not be satisfied.
  • Fa Zheng
    A strategist without morals and a key figure in Liu Bei’s efforts to take over the land of Shu. He is a brilliant tactician who has pacified Yi Province with his strategies, and participated in the invasion of Hanzhong. He strongly believes in repaying his debts, whether it be for good or ill.
  • Lu Lingqi
    A brave warrior princess, and daughter of Lu Bu, who possesses great fighting ability much like her father, she uses her courage to stand in the front lines of any battle.
  • Yu Jin
    An invincible general promoted by Wei leader Cao Cao. He places a strong emphasis on military discipline, and his unyielding personality causes him to be feared by friend and foe alike.
  • Zhu Ran
    A fledgling warrior who has since been promoted within the Wu ranks. Although young, he distinguished himself in the suppression of a group of mountain bandits and during the Battle of Ruxukou.

Although previously they appeared as generic officers, you may remember some of these heroes from such memorable Dynasty Warriors events as Setting the Enemy on Fire, A Cunning Strategy (of Setting the Enemy on Fire), Fire: Our Strategy for the Enemy and Oh Hell Drop Rocks on Them I Guess.

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends arrives on all three platforms in North America on March 25 and in Europe and beyond in early April. Those who upgrade to the PS4 version can import their progress.

The standalone PS3 add-on and PS4 and Vita re-release also adds new episodes to the core storyline, additional alternate history episodes, a Challenge mode, improved Ambition and Free mode, and an Ultimate difficulty level.

Below you’ll find videos and screens of the new characters, as well as character models showing off the new faces and alternate skins for existing cast members.

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