Tecmo Koei announced three new characters: Sima Shi, Sima Zhao, and Bao Sanniang. One of the goals with this Warriors game was to give it a cinematic feel. Tecmo Koei promises the switch between the battlefield and cutscenes will be seamless in Dynasty Warriors 7. In addition to story mode, this game has chronicle mode which uses stages players completed in other modes.
Dynasty Warriors 7 has two major gameplay changes. First, the variable attack system lets players switch between two weapons. It possible to do this during a combo so you can start with a sword and finish an enemy off with say a portable ballista, just like the one shown online. Players also have two musou gauges and two musou moves. Yes, it possible to chain musou attacks.
Tecmo Koei surprised attendees by handing out 3D glasses to showcase one more feature, 3DTV support.