It's been revealed that the PS4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be able to import all of your relevant information from the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 8.
The news was revealed by Tecmo Koei Europe's community manager Chin Sun Soon in rather extensive fashion, as he revealed how the game will interact across the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita versions.
This means that firstly, you can import your data from the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 8, into the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. This will work in a similar fashion to the previous iteration of the franchise.
What's new this time around is the additional platforms. It's now been confirmed that if you have the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 8, you can import the save data to both the PS4 and PS Vita versions (Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition). It's also been revealed that this can work in reverse.
This will come as a welcome surprise to fans of the franchise, who were concerned about the release of the PS4 and PS Vita versions, due to questions about data importing. As you can also share across the different platforms, it also means that if you have a PS3/PS4 and PS Vita, you can pick-up right where you left off when you are on the move.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends launched in Japan on the PS3 last November on the PS3 and PS Vita. The PS4 version will be accompanying the Japanese launch of the system on the 22nd of February, 2014.
As expected, this version brings about some core changes to the gameplay that was introduced in Dynasty Warriors 8. Every character will now have a second EX Attack and you will also be able to instigate a Storm Rush manually. In addition to this, the level cap has been increased from 99 to 150 and there is now an "Ultimate" difficulty mode.
Moving away from gameplay, a new campaign has been added fro Lu Bu. He has been heralded as the main focus for this version of the game, so new characters such as Lu Lingqi (fictional) and Chen Gong have been added to help support his story campaign.
Ambition Mode has been expanded upon, with the new goal being to unite China. This means Ambition is now a cross between what we saw in Dynasty Warriors 8, and what you might typically expect from an Empires game. Challenge Mode also returns with Storm, Comet, Thunderclap, Gathering and Conflagration as the different trials to undertake.
Western gamers should be able to get their hands on this expansive version of Dynasty Warriors 8 at some point during Spring 2014, but no concrete release date has been offered yet. When that changes, we will let you know.