Koei showed off the newest edition to the mind-numbingly long list of Dynasty Warrior titles at TGS today. This new incarnation tries taking the series in a new direction with the PSP exclusive Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. Sadly the trailer shows nothing of the multiplayer aspect that seems to be the focus of this game.
Previous titles had players taking on entire legions single handedly samurai style, which is always a good way to vent after a long weeks work. In Strikeforce, players will work as a team to face massive armed fortresses and colossal beasts. Trying to keep the series fresh (thought impossible), the fighting system is going to new heights with lightening-fast aerial combat as all playable characters have supernatural powers that enable them to fly. This gameplay will be in both single and multiplayer quests.
Koei also promises new character customization, challenges to conquer and downloadable content. Is this going to be enough to change how we view Dynasty Warriors? We’ll just have to wait until 2009 to find out.