Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden first story, system, and character details

First trailer coming April 21.

Koei Tecmo has opened the official website for its newly announced Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden, providing the first story, system, and character details, and confirming an April 21 release date for the game’s first trailer.

The game, the first-ever Dynasty Warriors strategy RPG, follows Zhao Yun and a pair of original characters in what Koei Tecmo calls a “grand fantasy adventure” leading to a legendary battle that transcends time.

Get the information below.

■ Story

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden is the magnificent, grand fantasy adventure that interweaves Zhao Yun, a young warrior of the Changshan, Lei Bin, his childhood friend, and Li Xia, a girl awakened in a mysterious shrine. In the midst of Dong Zhuo’s tyranny, his collapse and the rival commanders holding their ground, and the Battle of Red Cliffs, and all the swirling currents of the Three Kingdoms period, one story will soon lead to a legendary battle that transcends time.

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

■ System

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Both friendly and enemy armies will act mutually on the battlefield. It is based on the system of turn-based simulation RPGs, and sees players moving to defeat their enemies while working out tactics. There are various exciting attack enemies and various elements that influence the outcome of your units. Players will make use of multiple matchless military commanders arranged on a grid in a new style Warriors game where battles of deep intellect develop.

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

■ Characters

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden

Li Xia (left, voiced by Minami Tsuda)

A girl sealed away for many years in a shrine near the village where Zhao Yun was raised. When Zhao Yun and his childhood friend Lei Bin visit the shrine, she awakens. Why was she sealed? Who exactly is she?

Lei Bin (right, voiced by Makoto Furukawa)

Zhao Yun’s old friend and a scholarly young man who likes investigating old legends and historical things. In a small shrine near their village, Lei Bin and Zhao Yun encounter Li Xia, who was sealed away. They solve the seal. Because of her curiosity and his quest for the truth, Li Xia sticks with Zhao Yun and Lei Bin.

Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan in 2016.

Update: View the above screenshots in high-res at the gallery.

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