Dynasty Warriors Online (Shin Sangoku Musou Online)

Dynasty Warriors Online (Shin Sangoku Musou Online)

Digital ReleasePC
2006 – Online (JP)
November 10, 2010 – Online (EU, NA)

PlayStation 3
February 18, 2010 (JP)
July 18, 2013 (JP) – Replaced by Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z
January 10, 2014 (EU, NA)

PlayStation 3
February 20, 2014 (JP) – Replaced by Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z
PublisherKoei – PC, PlayStation 3 (JP)
Aeria Games – PC (EU, NA)
Available OnNone
LinksShin Sangoku Musou Online hompeage [Archive]
Dynasty Warriors Online homepage [Archive]


The original Japanese PC version of Shin Sangoku Musou Online was the first to be rendered unplayable when, on July 18th, 2013 the ‘Z’ update replaced large portions of the game’s content, gameplay, and title. Apparently unwilling or unable to support a localized version of the ‘Z’ update, Aeria Games announced on December 10th, 2013 that the English language version of Dynasty Warriors Online would shut down on January 10th, 2014.

A new PlayStation 3 version of Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z was released on February 20th, 2014. It is uncertain but likely that the original version of Shin Sangoku Musou Online became unplayable on PlayStation 3 by this date.

About the Game

Dynasty Warriors Online is an action-oriented tactical combat game, focusing on fast-paced fighting and deadly showdowns against giant hordes on sprawling battlefields. Player-created characters interact with historical generals and warriors from China’s famous “Three Kingdoms” period. Players swear allegiances to warring factions and battle online to determine who will conquer Ancient China.

  • Vicious Head-to-Head Combat: Unleash your skills in hard-hitting 4-on-4 brawls and 12-on-12 clashes against opposing players
  • Epic Online Battles: Wage war supported by massive NPC armies across several game modes, including PvP, territorial control, story-based battles and more
  • Dynamic Character Growth: Fight with a broad variety of weapons and level up your warrior mid-battle – start each skirmish with basic attributes and collect power-ups from the field
  • Rewrite History: Change the dominant faction of the Three Kingdoms based on players’ in-game performance and victories