According to a press release from Koei Tecmo America, the PlayStation Vita version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is coming West later this year. The latest entry in the tactical hack and slash series was released for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam earlier this year. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires will be available for purchase on November 24th (2 days earlier than release in Japan I might add) and will be released exclusively as a digital download.
The handheld version will feature perks from the original console versions of the game and more. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires will support the cross-play and cross-save functions with both the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 as well as touchscreen functionality, ad-hoc co-op and all of the downloadable content from the console version of the game.
Koei Tecmo has provided additional details regarding Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires on Vita in the press release:
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires boasts an array of new elements and upgraded modes, including a vast selection of 83 unique playable characters, the option to create original characters through the edit mode, as well as the ability to customize horses, banners, and NPC officers. Warriors are called to fight not only against enemies, but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons and the passing of time alter fighting conditions on more than 40 battlefields. Additionally, the games Custom Scenario mode adds the ability to control events across the vast Chinese continent, allowing players to adjust every last detail to form a brand new Three Kingdoms world.
Finally, in Empire mode, players can choose to adopt one of many distinct roles or to experience the epic history and its outcomes through a different methodology of warfare.