Tecmo Koei will be using one of Tomoyasu Hotei’s tunes as part of Dynasty Warriors 8’s theme song. The song Wuthering Heights from his album Come Rain Come Shine will be part of the game’s sound track.
In addition, purchasing the CD will give players a code for a Hotei original weapon and costume for Dynasty Warriors 8’s Lu Bu. The album will be released on February 6, while the game will land on store shelves on the 28th as PlayStation 3-exclusive game.
Tomoyasu Hotei: Career in the Gaming Scene
Born in Gunma Japan, Tomoyasu Hotei rose to prominence in the 1980s as a guitarist for one of Japan’s popular rock bands, Boøwy. He is also known internationally for the song Battle with Honor and Humanity, which was used in Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA and in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
His cover versions of Thrill and Bambina were also used on a Nintendo DS title Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii respectively. His song on the Apocalyptica album Worlds Collide was featured in NHL 09, though he was not credited.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Gameplay and Features
Developed by Omega Force, Dynasty Warriors 8 is the eighth installment of the Dynasty Warriors series. It is based on Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The game is said to feature revamped stages, which will offer more freedom of progression as compared to the previous installment. It will also feature better graphics and weather effects.
Moreover, Dynasty Warriors 8’s story mode will retain the same faction-based storyline and will bring back the seamless cutscenes. It will also allow the player to choose between various characters, depending on the stage.
Free Mode will also make a comeback to the game. The new co-op story mode will be introduced in the upcoming installment, although no more details about it have been revealed.
Aside from that, the game will boast new battle mechanics based on commander affinity. The number of musou attacks was also increased to three, and the variety is a result of character strengthening.
When it comes to weapons, Dynasty Warriors 8 will retain the EX weapon system, although movement cloning will be reduced as much as possible. On the other hand, the game will retain its weapon-switching features. Each weapon type will now include an affinity based on three elements: Heaven, Earth, or People.