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  • Acting for Two: Justified; happens very frequently for English and Japanese voice-overs throughout all installments due to Loads and Loads of Characters.
    • Japanese
      • Kazuya Nakai - Xiahou Dun and Dian Wei; whereas the former sounds brash and fierce, the latter speaks more joyfully to reflect his Boisterous Bruiser traits and a bit more loose.
      • Hirohiko Kakegawa - Zhang Fei and Taishi Ci; Zhang Fei's voice is full on loud and brash while Taishi Ci normally fits Kakegawa's normal voice tone.
      • Masaya Onosaka - Zhao Yun and Zhuge Liang; Onosaka states trying to make the two sound different is a challenge for him, especially when it comes to the latter's voice (see Playing Against Type below).
      • Takahiro Yoshimizu - Xu Zhu and Zhou Yu; one is akin to a Dumb Muscle, while the other is a refined tactician.
      • Yoshiyuki Kou'no - Zhang He and Meng Huo; the differences are quite massive in comparison; the former being supposedly campy as hell and the latter being quite the loud family-loving bruiser.
      • Tetsu Inada - Huang Gai and Lu Bu; the latter remains more stern.
      • Yasuhiko Kawazu - Huang Zhong and Zhang Jiao; the former is a screaming warrior with a bit of growling while the latter is a loud preacher with very different voice tones.
      • Yasuhiko Tokuyama - Sun Jian and Xiahou Yuan; the former is more civil, while the latter uses arrogant Japanese speech patterns while being a nice lively guy.
      • Yasunori Masutani - Guan Yu and Wei Yan; given the latter uses Hulk Speak, it's easy to tell whom Masutani is speaking as without looking.
      • Takahiro Kawachi - Pang Tong and Sun Ce; like Dian Wei, Ce has a boisterous, cheerful tone of voice while Pang Tong sounds like an aging hermit.
      • Hisayoshi Suganuma - Jiang Wei and Sun Quan; the latter has slightly deeper-and-restrained voice than the former.
      • Junko Shimakata as both the Qiao sisters, with the difference being the younger is a Genki Girl with the appropriate tone of voice.
      • Yukitoshi Hori - Dong Zhuo and Lu Meng; Dong Zhuo's voice is certainly more intensive.
      • Ryouhei Nakao - Ding Feng and Guan Ping; the vocal range is evident when Feng sounds gruff compared to Ping's expressive youthfulness.
      • Hiroaki Miura - Gan Ning and Guan Suo; the former is boisterous while the latter is soft and humble.
      • Osamu Ryuutani - Ma Dai and Yuan Shao; Ma Dai sounds like a simple joker while Yuan Shao is flamboyant.
      • Taiki Matsuno - Ling Tong and Liu Shan; the former sounds smooth and cool-headed, while the latter is rather goofy yet humble in tone.
      • Hideo Ishikawa - Jia Xu and Zhou Tai; the latter speaks softly and stoically, unlike Ishikawa's usual tone of voice.
      • As of the Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, Ryotaro Okiayu for Sima Shi and Sima Yi, the latter due to Author Existence Failure (see below); Okiayu states he's trying his best to make Sima Yi sound different from his son.
      • Originally, Yuuko Sumitomo and Kenji Nojima voiced Nuwa and Fu Xi, respectively, alongside Zhenji and Lu Xun. Subverted when the former two reappeared in Warriors Orochi with new voice actors (Yuki Makishima and Hiroki Yasumoto, respectively).
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    • English. Most characters between 4 and 8 shared a voice actor with at least one other character. Several of them also provide additional voices for minor characters.
      • Terrence Stone - Zhao Yun and Taishi Ci in 4 and 5.
      • John Snyder - Guan Yu and Cao Cao in 4 and 5.
      • Bob Papenbrook - Zhang Fei and Wei Yan in 4 and 5.
      • Lex Lang - Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi in 4; Zhuge Liang and Ling Tong in 5.
      • Daniel Woren - Liu Bei and Lu Bu in 4, and Guo Huai and Zuo Ci in 8.
      • Richard Cansino - Pang Tong and Sima Yi in 5.
      • Kirk Thornton - Xiahou Dun and Meng Huo in 4 through 8.
      • Beau Billingslea - Dian Wei and Cao Ren in 4 through 8.
      • Doug Stone - Xu Zhu and Zhang Jiao in 4 through 8, as well as Gan Ning in 4 and 5.
      • Michael Mcconnohie - Zhang Liao and Zhou Tai in 4 and 5.
      • Steve Blum - Xiahou Yuan and Sun Jian in 4 and 5.
      • John Demita - Zhang He and Zhou Yu in 4.
      • Michelle Ruff - Zhenji and Sun Shangxiang in 4 and 5.
      • Paul St Peter - Xu Huang and Yuan Shao in 4.
      • Skip Stellrecht - Sun Quan and Lu Xun in 4 through 6.
      • Wendee Lee - the Qiao sisters in 4 and 5, then Daqiao, Xing Cai, and Zhenji in 7 and 8.
      • Carrie Savage - Diao Chan in 5 through 8, Xing Cai in 5, and Xiao Qiao in 6 through 8.
      • Yuri Lowenthal - Zhang He and Sun Ce in 5 through 8.
      • Kim Strauss - Xu Huang and Cao Pi in 5.
      • Eddie Frierson - Xiahou Yuan and Lu Meng from 5:Xtreme Legends to 6.
      • Douglas Lee - Huang Gai and the narrator in 5 through 7.
      • Dave B. Mitchell - Guan Yu and Liu Bei in 6 through 8.
      • Steve Kramer - Zhang Fei and Lu Su in 8.
      • Tony Oliver - Xiahou Yuan and Lu Meng from 6:Special to 8.
      • Alan Shearman - Huang Zhong and Wei Yan from 6 to 8.
      • Travis Willingham - Xu Huang and Zhou Tai in 6 and 7.
      • Kyle Hebert - Sima Yi and Ding Feng in 7 and 8, as well as Xu Huang and Zhou Tai in 8.
      • Michael Sinterniklaas - Zhou Yu and Gan Ning in 6 through 8.
      • Darrel Guilbeau - Xu Shu and Yue Jin in 8.
      • Matthew Mercer - Taishi Ci and Jia Chong in 8.
      • Quinton Flynn - Zhong Hui and Guo Jia in 7:Xtreme Legends and 8.
      • Keith Silverstein - Pang De and Zhuge Dan in 7:Xtreme Legends and 8.
      • Vic Mignogna - Jia Xu and Xiahou Ba in 7 and 8.
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  • Creator's Favorite: The series producer, Akihiro Suzuki, admitted that Xiahou Dun is his favorite character because he admires his stoicism and being dutiful.
  • Dueling Games: Subverted with Sengoku Basara since its setting places it directly against Spin-Off Samurai Warriors better than Dynasty Warriors.
  • Fan Nickname
    • "The Guannies" or "The Guanny Bunch" for the Guan siblings, children of Guan Yu (Ping, Xing, Suo and Yinping), particularly after Xing and Yinping made their debut in Dynasty Warriors 8. They may also be derisively called "Guanbabies".
    • "Roach" for Lu Bu, an affectionate term from the Chinese fanbase referencing his Nigh-Invulnerability (Real Life cockroaches can withstand a Nuke 'em) and his headgear resembling the eponymous insect's antennae.
    • "Yamada" for Zhang Liao, a rare Japanese Woolseyism: in Dynasty Warriors 3, performing his True Musou Attack makes his cry out "Jamada!" ("You're intruding!"), which some players thought sounded like "Yamada".
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    • "Jindam"/"Rendam" for Cao Ren by the Japanese community, due to his heavily-armored appearance reminding them of Gundam.
    • "Lolicon" for Zhou Yu, due to his wife Xiaoqiao's appearance.
      • "Soy Sauce"/shoyu, as a result of how Zhou Yu's name sounds similar to the condiment in Japanese.
    • Sima Yi garnered a whole slew from the Japanese fandom
      • "Commoner"/"Imbecile", a reference to his frequent CatchPhrases.
      • "NEET", due to his laid-back, lax attitude when he gets recruited by Cao Cao in Dynasty Warriors 6.
      • "Shibaiderman", as a result of his weapon in 6 looking like strings sprouting from his fingers.
      • "Mameshiba", a Pun on his name and a reference to his height.
      • "Shibachu", from Fan Fic Crossovers with Pokémon.
    • "Butterfly" for Zhang He from players who prefer using the characters for the word rather than the proper characters for his name via its Japanese reading, which may have been an intentional pun by the devs.
      • "The Beautiful Guy", thanks to Zhang He littering his dialogue with the word "beautiful" and everything about him.
    • "Angel" for Xiahou Yuan; due to "Yuan" being pronounced as "En" in Japanese (making it either "Yuangel" or "Enjeru") and because he's just a frickin' great guy.
      • "Tonny" for Xiahou Dun, another monniker used by Japanese players due to the Japanese on'yomi pronunciation of Dun being "Ton" and how Xiahou Yuan often address him as "Brother Dun/Ton-nii" in the series. Via a pinyin-English parallel, it would hilariously be rendered as "Duny/Doony" instead.
    • "Chinese Tintin", thanks to Han Dang's hairstyle resembling the same-named character.
    • "Xiahou Bieber" for Xiahou Ba, due to his perceived facial resemblance to Justin Bieber.
    • "Chinese Jesus" for Zhang Jiao, a rather obvious monniker due to his appearance in a few installments.
    • "Bovine Urine", a derisive nickname for Cao Pi, no thanks to the English voiceovers pronouncing his name in Dynasty Warriors 5 exactly how it's spelled.
    • "Pakde", a playful term dubbed by Indonesian fans for Pang De as a result of his name, but also used as a reference to his mature appearance ("pakde" is the Javanese word for parents' older brother).
    • "Jocopter/Xucopter" for Xu Huang to Japanese fans; a Good Bad Bug in Warriors Orochi, where executing Huang's jumping charge attack, causes him to fly like a helicopter.
    • "Guankarin" or "Karinping", as a result of whom Guan Yinping is an Expy of Akari Akaza due to them sharing the same Japanese voice actress.
    • "SSX" for Sun Shang Xiang which is an abbreviated nickname for her.
      • Some has also adopted a similar nicknaming method for Xin Xianying, hers being "XXY".
    • Since his debut into the series as of DW 8:XL, a handful of Western fans have given Yu Jin the somewhat similar sounding moniker of "Eugene".
  • He Also Did: One of Zhang Chunhua's voice actress Masumi Asano's other prominent roles include Sonsaku Hakufu from Ikki Tousen, an ecchi anime whose synopsis is entirely a modern incarnation of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  • I Knew It!: Sun Quan in Dynasty Warriors 8 was among the playable roster who still shared a moveset with Non Player Characters. Players believed he was due for a new weapon, since his EX weapon resembled his pre-6 sword. Sure enough, Quan's EX weapon changes to the Flame Blade in 8: Empires.
  • Name's the Same
    • Ding Feng shares his name (phonetically, with different characters for "Feng") with his younger brother.
    • In Mandarin, Zhang Bao's name is a near-homophone to one of Zhang Jiao's brothers; however, the characters used in their names are different. Both characters' names are written the same (even in Japanese).
    • Wei Yan is also the name of a certain underling of Gongsun Yuan.
    • Guo Huai: the late Wei general or Jia Chong's wife. Hilariously, the latter is also the niece of the former.
    • When speaking of Zhou Tai, ensure it's either the playable Wu general or a late-Wei era official.
    • Likewise with Zhou Tai, Zhenji had a Wu Non-Player Character called Zhen Ji in Dynasty Warriors 3. Lampshaded by the in-game bios, which points out players should not confuse them for one another; however, it turns out the male "Zhen Ji" was actually named "Zhang Cheng". Also noted that the "ji" in female "Zhenji" is a title as her name usually translates to "Lady Zhen".
    • Cao Zhen (Cao Cao's nephew, and another Wei officer under Sima Shi)
    • Dong Xi (Wei officer under Xiahou Mao, and Wu officer under Sun Ce)
    • Han Qi (Officer under Xiahou Mao and Gongsun Yuan)
    • Li Fu (an officer under Liu Zhang that joined Shu, and a Wei officer under Meng Da that betrayed him and joined Jin)
    • Liu Xun (Did you want the Prefect of Lujiang, or Liu Zhang's son?)
    • Lu Zhi (Both a Wei officer, and an Eastern Han minister)
    • Ma Zhong (The Wu general that captured Guan Yu in Jing, and the Shu officer under Zhuge Liang)
    • Quan Yi (Quan Zong's son and grandson)
    • Sun Qian (under Liu Bei and Cao Shuang)
    • Wang Guan (Two Wei officers; one a long-time officer and the other under a subordinate of Deng Ai)
    • Xiahou Hui; it's either the male general who served Wei or Sima Shi's first late wife.
    • Xu Shao (A Runan physiognomist, and a late-Wu officer)
    • Yan Yu (Yan Baihu's younger brother, and the Shu officer under Liu Shan)
    • Yang Feng (An Eastern Han officer, and another that helped Zhuge Liang capture Meng Huo)
    • Yang Hong (Officers under Yuan Shu and Liu Zhang-turned-Liu Bei)
    • Zhang Hu (Liu Biao's officer and Zhang Liao's son)
    • Zhang Yi (Another Liu Zhang defector to Liu Bei, while also a subordinate of Zhuge Liang against Meng Huo)
    • Zhang Ying (Officer under Liu Yong, and Wei charged with defending Hefei castle)
    • Zhong Jun (two different grandsons of Zhong Yao, at least one of which was raised by Zhong Hui)
    • Xi Wang Mu: her Huang Quan persona shares her name with one of Liu Zhang's subordinates.
    • Some triplets also exist.
      • A Li Feng existed under Cao Fang, Yuan Shu, and Lu Bu.
      • Liu Yan was an officer under Cao Cao, Liu Zhang's father, and a Shu officer under Liu Shan.
      • Dong Zhuo, Cao Cao, and Sima Shi each knew a Zhang Ji.
    • Special mention goes to certain names used in Japanese due to the on'yomi reading format.
      • Sun Jian, Sun Quan and Sun Qian's names in Japanese are read as Son Ken: for the former two, due to them being playable characters, ending credits of the series often label them as "Son Ken 1" and "Son Ken 2".
      • Pang Tong and Sima Shi use the same Japanese reading for their style names, which is Shigen (Pang Tong is "Shiyuan", while Sima Shi is "Ziyuan"). Similarly, Zhuge Liang and Xu Huang also use Koumei (the former is "Kongming"; the latter is "Gongming").
      • Yuan Shao and his son Yuan Shang are pronounced as En Shou in Japanese.
      • The aforementioned Zhang Cheng has this dynamic with his father, Zhang Zhao, with Chou Shou being their names' Japanese pronunciations.
      • Zhang Bao and Zhang Jiao's brother Zhang Liang also has: he and Zhang Liao's names in Japanese are Chou Ryou.
    • In a meta-sense, Yu Jin's Japanese voice actor, Atsushi Miyauchi shares the same name with the game producer of Dynasty Warriors.
  • No Export for You: All of the strategy guides, merchandise (save for ultra-rare exclusions), and half the Downloadable Content for Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires have never seen release outside of Japan.
    • The Switch port of Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, made in celebration of Omega Force's 20th anniversary, has yet to leave Japan since its release in 2017.
  • The Other Darrin
    • Subverted with particular characters, who sound noticeably different between games, but retain the same voice actor, such as Diaochan between 5 and 6 and and Sun Shangxiang between 6 and 7.
    • This was the case for the whole English cast who acted from 4 to 8, since 9 was dubbed by another LA based group (VOXX Studios), replacing all the VAs for the characters with new ones.
    • Throughout the series, even dating back to the first game, almost all of the characters retained the same Japanese voice actors.
      • One exception is Zhang Liao in Dynasty Warriors 2, who was replaced afterwards.
      • In 2013, Sima Yi's Japanese voice actor Tsuyoshi Takishita passed away, with Ryoutarou Okiayu subsequently replacing him.
      • Jun'ichi Miyake did not return to voice Guo Jia for Dynasty Warriors 9, due to ongoing medical issues. Daichi Kanbara took over his role instead.
    • In the localization of Dynasty Warriors 5, Xingcai was voiced by Carrie Savage, but beginning with the crossover, Savage was replaced by Wendee Lee, who imitated her tone of voice from previous games (Savage would simultaneously replace Lee as Xiao Qiao). Beginning with 7, Lee shifts to a significantly deeper, throatier voice, making the difference not just noticeable, but striking. Justified in order to match the characterization provided by Junko Noda, making Xingcai a stoic girl, as Savage made her sound more cheery and high-pitched.
    • Bob Papenbrook voiced Zhang Fei in Dynasty Warriors 4 and 5, Dynasty Tactics and Kessen II, when most other characters had changed voice actors in that span. He passed away in 2006 and was replaced by Steve Kramer.
  • The Other Marty: Early information from actors' resume, Instagram posts and IMDB stated that Matt Fowler would voice both Zhao Yun and Zhuge Liang while VOXX regular, Frank Gerrish would voice Cheng Pu. In the final game, however, Matt's voice as Zhao Yun got replaced by Gabriel Sousa and Frank's role was also likely replaced by Smokey Miles.
  • Playing Against Type: Masaya Onosaka is primarily known for his Butt-Monkey and comic relief roles, but his dual voiceovers for Zhao Yun and Zhuge Liang eschews humor for stoic, taciturn personalities, especially the former and his "serious, warrior traits". In particular, Onosaka notes it's far more of a challenge to voice Liang.
  • Promoted Fanboy: A couple examples from the new English cast of 9.
  • Real-Life Relative: In Dynasty Warriors 5, Zhang Fei and Guan Ping are voiced by father and son, Bob and Bryce Papenbrook. It's heartwarming in a sense that Zhang Fei is the sworn oath brother of Guan Ping's father, Guan Yu. But it's also sad, being that Dynasty Warriors 5 is the only game they were in together before Bob passed away in 2006.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: A majority of voice actors especially in Japanese have not only voiced in some of if not all of Koei's other Musou Warriors series', but both in-game and Drama CD voice actors have even had roles later on in the entirety of the Castlevania franchise. It helps that majority of the Japanese voice actors are affiliated from the same voice acting agency, Aoni Production, who had been a long time collaborator with Koei.
  • Role Reprisal: Takashi Aoki and Eri Ozeki, who voiced Man Chong and Dong Bai respectively in the Dynasty Warriors Blast card game, reprise their roles for Dynasty Warriors 9.
  • Talking to Himself: Largely as a result of Acting for Two (see above)
    • Dian Wei with Xiahou Dun.
    • Zhao Yun with Zhuge Liang.
    • Xiao Qiao with Da Qiao in the localization of 4 and 5.
    • Zhuge Liang with Sima Yi, the ultimate rivals, in the localization of 4.
    • Sun Quan and Lu Xun in the localization of 4 through 6.
    • Wei Yan with Huang Zhong in the localization of 6 through 8.
    • Gan Ning with Zhou Yu in the localization of 6 through 8; another hilarious example, considering their different personalities.
    • Liu Bei with Guan Yu in the localization of 6 through 8 which makes you double-check if these oath brothers are voiced by the same voice actor.
    • Come Warriors Orochi 3, Sima Zhao and Taigong Wang hold conversations with each other.
    • Interestingly, given their relationship, Liu Bei's old English voice actor from 5 would go on to voice Zuo Ci upon his return in 8.
  • Troubled Production: According to the Dynasty Warriors 9 English voice actors, Eli Godfrey (Xun Yu) and Maxwell Chase (Li Dian and Guan Suo), the reason why the English dub has stagnated dialogue and mispronounced Chinese names is due to the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) which prevented them from rehearsing their lines and the limited budget and time for the voice actor to record, rehearse and research on the characters and the name pronunciation.
  • Uncredited Role: Except for DW9, none of the English voice actors were credited in the games.
    • Most of the English casts from 2 and 3 are still unknown.
  • Updated Re-release: Dynasty Warriors 6, which originally came out for the Playstation 3 and X Box 360, later had a "special" edition made for the Playstation 2. It added seven musou modes, but removed swimming and duels from the game. Not to mention the worse visuals due to the game being ported to a Daddy System.
  • What Could Have Been
    • Wang Yi's weapon (Twin Trishula) was originally planned for a Downloadable Content release in 7 along with the Great Axe. This can be seen via a notable space next to the Great Axe treasure weapon stage in "Conquest Mode", which seems to support thisnote . Due to the infamous "PlayStation Network Crash", the DLC release was delayed, thus the Great Axe was released alone and the weapon was given to her in the Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends expansion.
    • According to Word of God, Pang De was supposed to return in 7, having skipped an appearance in 6, but wound up not being featured in the plot for Story Mode in the middle of development, thus was cut entirely. Notably, Cao Ren and Xu Huang lead the defense at the Battle of Fan Castle in place of Pang De, yet Xiahou Dun is the playable character. The excuse is strange since there are many characters who don't appear in Story Mode for 7 at all.
    • During the development of 7, Jin's color was supposed to be magenta, but it was changed to cyan (light blue) to show that their foundation came from Wei.
    • At some point the Nanman tribe were probably considered for 6, as the theme for the Battle of He Fei resembles a potential Nanman battle.

There's a bit of confusion regarding the localized titles of the games: Dynasty Warriors is the export title; Shin Sangoku Musou (and plain old Sangoku Musou) is the Japanese title. The full list, to help clear it up:
  • Dynasty Warriors / Sangoku Musou (PSX)
  • Dynasty Warriors 2 / Shin Sangoku Musou (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 / Shin Sangoku Musou 2 (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends /Shin Sangoku Musou 2: Moushouden (PS2)
  • Mobile Shin Sangoku Musou (phone)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4 / Shin Sangoku Musou 3 (PS2 / Xbox)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends / Shin Sangoku Musou 3: Moushouden (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper (PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires / Shin Sangoku Musou 3: Empires (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors Online / Shin Sangoku Musou Broadband (PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors Advance / Shin Sangoku Musou Advance (GBA)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou PSP (Japan-only port / remake of 4 to PSP)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5 / Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (PS2 / Xbox)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends / Shin Sangoku Musou 4: Moushouden (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires /Shin Sangoku Musou 4: Empires (PS2 / Xbox / PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Special (PC / Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5: Volume 2 / Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution (PSP)
  • Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle / Shin Sangoku Musou DS: Fighter's Battle (DS)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou Mahjong (PS2 / PSP)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 / Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 / Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (PC: Japan and EU only)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires / Shin Sangoku Musou 5: Empires (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce / Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid (PSP: Japan / EU only)
  • Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce / Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid: Special (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid 2 (PSP)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou 5: Special (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 / Shin Sangoku Musou 6 (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends / Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Moushouden (PS3)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Special (PSP)
  • Dynasty Warriors NEXT / Shin Sangoku NEXT (PSV)
  • Dynasty Warriors VS / Shin Sangoku VS (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 / Shin Sangoku Musou 7 (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends / Shin Sangoku Musou 7: Moushouden (PS3 / PS4 / PC)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou Blast (Mobile)
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 / Shin Sangoku Musou 8 (PS4)

This culminates with the "anniversary campaign" in 2016, beginning with Shin Sangoku Musou Eiketsuden/Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, where Japan celebrates the series’ 16th anniversary, which matches with the release of Shin Sangoku Musou/Dynasty Warriors 2, the de facto first game for the franchise. In the West, this anniversary celebration would have to be the 19th anniversary instead, due to Sangoku Musou/Dynasty Warriors being considered the first game in the series internationally.

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