DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires centers on the chaotic lives of warriors as their critical decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations in Ancient China as they gamely fight across vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles. Players can select from 83 characters, or create their own original character. The visual customization available in Edit Mode goes further with the newly implemented ability to customize horses, banners and "normal" officers. Warriors must fight against not only enemies but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons bring new elements to the more than 35 battlefields affected by seasons and the passing of time. Additionally, the game’s Custom Scenario mode adds the ability to control what will happen across the vast Chinese continent, allowing players to adjust every last detail to form a brand new Three Kingdoms world.