To many gamer’s delight, Koei has just announced that their flagship franchise, Dynasty Warriors, now has a scheduled North American release. Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter’s Battle is slated for a July 2007 release here in the US and Canada.
Fighter’s Battle features all new characters and designs inspired by Japanese anime and marks the debut of the hit Tactical Action series on the DS. In Fighter’s Battle, players will take the role of one of three new characters, each with its own special attribute: the Phoenix, the Dragon, or the Chimera. Players will use a “Battle Deck” of cards to select up to seven of the original Dynasty Warriors to serve as officers to defend their base.
A new “Obstacle Roulette System” allows players to unleash tactics or spells using cards from the Battle Deck. These attacks can disrupt your opponents progress and are a crucial component to victory.
Key features of this new release include multi-Musou attacks with up to 4 officers, 4 “Unification” scenarios as well as 6 “Regional” scenarios. Fighter’s Battle packs in over 400 playable characters to choose from and the ability to create your own warrior.
Update: KOEI sent out an updated press release about Fighter’s Battle and apparently this paragraph was mistakenly included.
The game also sports a wireless Vs. mode that is sure to make this a unique DW experience.