Mmmm, strategic

It's getting to the point where we can't blame people for saying that there are too many Warriors titles flooding the market. 2014 itself has had an abundance of the things, and now, just when things appeared to be quiet after the release of the superb Samurai Warriors 4, publisher Koei Tecmo has gone ahead and announced that tactically tinged spin-off Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires is marching onto the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in January 2015.

To be more precise, it's heading to Europe on the 30th January, while North America gets it on the 27th. Sure, it seems like a while away, but it's crazy to think that we'll be diving into yet another musou release almost as soon as we're done with our stint of Christmas holiday gaming. Unfortunately, though, it looks like this is one Warriors title that won't invade the Vita.

The Empires series itself sees you take on a specific role within an army — fictional or historical — and carving your own path through the chaos of feudal China. You can become a ruler, a highly ranked officer, or even a wandering warrior, befriending and, if you're in the mood, marrying characters from the franchise along the way. Of course, you'll also be able to craft your own custom character to take onto the battlefield for that personal touch.

Are you ready for another Warriors release, or are you struggling to keep up? Join our swelling ranks in the comments section below.