Tactical role-playing Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is now available for PS4 and PS Vita in North America and Europe, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers unfolds during the chaotic end days of the Han dynasty, a period in Chinese history when ancient China was overwhelmed by uprisings and internal strife within its imperial court. Renowned warrior Zhao Yun and his close friend Lei Bin unwittingly liberate a young girl, Lixia, from a mystical prison, and in their efforts to unravel the mystery behind her imprisonment, Zhao Yun and Lei Bin uncover a hidden, terrible fate. The two friends and the mysterious Lixia then find themselves entangled in a pivotal struggle for the salvation of the world, and take part in a battle that will echo throughout history.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers utilizes a tactical gameplay system wherein players strategically move their units across a grid-based battlefield to defeat opposing forces. Actions take place on a grid, with units moving a select set of spaces before carrying out offensive or defensive maneuvers. Cunningly attacking from the sides and rear of an enemy will deal significant amounts of damage, allowing units to be eliminated more efficiently. Defeating enemies successfully will enable Synchro Mode, which allows the user to unleash powerful attacks that can decimate an opposing force.
A useful companion in battle, Lixia has strong powers once sealed away into orbs. Lixia's Orbs are unique objects that can lend an upper hand against tougher opponents. Whether the player chooses to envelop the battlefield in flames or flood enemy strongholds, these elemental changes will break through defenses and reduce infantry numbers. Players will unlock and obtain a variety of Orbs through the story, each offering its own unique abilities.
Outside of combat, players can further immerse themselves in the fascinating Three Kingdoms period through conversations with other officers. Path of Destiny episodes are unlocked during encounters on the front lines, and provide access to unique battles, new companions, monetary bonuses and useful items.
Those who purchase Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers within the game's first month of sale will receive a selection of costumes to further personalize the player's gameplay experience. Lixia can switch her standard costume for the "Diaochan" costume, while Guan Yinping and Lu Lingqi will receive special costumes sporting fox ears and tails.