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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires cover
Developers
Omega Force
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows February 27, 2015
Reception
Metacritic TBA
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, Strategy
Art styles Realistic
Themes China
Series Dynasty Warriors, Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires on HowLongToBeat
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires on IGDB
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires on MobyGames
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires on Wikipedia
Subseries of Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper 2005
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special 2006
Dynasty Warriors Online Z 2006
Dynasty Warriors 6 2008
Dynasty Warriors 7 with Xtreme Legends 2012
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 2015
Dynasty Warriors 9 2018
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition 2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires[Note 1] is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person hack and slash and strategy game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo. It is a part of the Dynasty Warriors franchise within the larger Warriors series.

It was released in Japan for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and XBox One on November 20, 2014. PC version, which is based on the PlayStation 3 port with shaders enhancement from the PlayStation 4 port, was released on Steam on February 27, 2015 with DLCs that was only available for a limited time of one week from the release date for consoles.

The Steam version of the game will unlock the counterpart DLC of the Steam version Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, vice versa and retroactively, if it exists, for purchased DLC.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Traditional Chinese and Japanese version
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Demo/free trial

Benchmark Demo

Benchmark only available in Japanese.

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC Game is supported with individual DLCs.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions No microtransactions are available in this game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Castle and Scenario Pack
Windows
Castle Pack Provided for free
Windows
Scenario, BGM and Edit Parts Pack
Windows
Edit Parts - Face, Hair & Accessary Pack
Windows
Edit Parts - Equipment Pack 1
Windows
Edit Voice Pack 1
Windows
Edit Voice Pack 2
Windows
Edit Parts - Equipment Pack 2
Windows
Special Costume Pack 1
Windows
Special Costume Pack 2
Windows
Old Costume Pack 1
Windows
Old Costume Pack 2
Windows
Old Costume Pack 3
Windows
Old Costume Pack 4
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 1
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 2
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 3
Windows
Original Costume Pack
Windows
Edit Parts - Equipment Kimono
Windows
BGM Pack
Windows
Wallpaper Pack
Windows
Gamecity Online Registration Provides a free serial number for Gamecity Japan/Taiwan registration
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KoeiTecmo\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires>\*
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8>\inputmap*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322520/pfx/[Note 2]
General settings are stored in registry while keyboard input settings are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires>\Savedata\*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322520/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Set AA with Nvidia Profile Inspector[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Add a profile for the game.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x004412C1 (same as Dynasty Warriors 8 XL)
  4. Set the anti-aliasing quality and sampling in the Antialiasing section.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.

Input

Input general settings
Input general settings
Input bindings
Input bindings

Audio

Audio options menu
Audio options menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Traditional Chinese

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Split screen
LAN play
Online play


Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Windows Media Video

System requirements

Windows[1]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 with 16-bit color resolution
Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Gamepad
Other DVD-ROM drive, broadband Internet connection

Notes

  1. Commonly known as Shin Sangokumusou 7 Empires (Japanese: 真・三國無双7 Empires) in Asia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/322520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (322520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 真・三國無双7 Empires - last accessed on 2022-06-23