KOEI has announced that Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 on 26th June.
The game adds tactical elements to the hack-and-slash mix. There's the choice between being a ruler or an officer, for example, where the former uses a mixture of politics and power to unite ancient China while the latter acts as a freelancer, whose renown and responsibility increases with each battle.
Cards can be acquired along the way that improve the state of your population and force your followers to do what you say.
You'll be able to create your own hero, too, or become a new character not seen in Dynasty Warriors 6. Six of the existing heroes have also been given new weapons and moves, plus there's extra levels and stages to explore.
Dynasty Warriors 6 was the best of the series so far. Head over to our Dynasty Warriors 6 review for a full analysis.