Dynasty Warriors 7, or Shin Sangoku Musou 6 in Japan, may have been announced only for the PS3 at first, but the Xbox 360 will also be getting some love. Will this game simply be another rehash of its predecessors? Or will Koei Tecmo actually implement real improvement into the series? Perhaps this trailer will tell you a few things.
No gameplay clips were shown, so it's a little hard to say for now, unless they're now letting you kick poor horses dead smack on the face. Koei Tecmo did show short glimpses of the series' newcomers, Sima Shi, Sima Zhao, and Sanniang, who will be playable in their own separate Chronicle Mode.
And I thought Zhao Yun was one of the good guys...
As far as new gameplay elements are concerned, Dynasty Warriors 7 allows you to equip secondary weapons. The trailer did show Zhao Yun pick up a crossbow, but didn't show the Variable Attack system that lets you switch between weapons while doing combos. Even with more weapons, however, officers will still retain their natural talent with certain weapons, like Guan Yu with his Blue Dragon, and Xiahou Dun with...well, he changes weapons every game, but I suppose it's the sword this time.
Dynasty Warriors 7 launches March 25th, 2011.