File this one under "not shocking." KOEI has revealed that they are hard at work at Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends.

“With heavy interest from consumers and retailers, the Dynasty Warriors series continues to be an overwhelming success as the company’s premier franchise,” said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation.

Series fans will enjoy a collection of more than 18 untold stories in “Legend Mode,” an expanded “Xtreme Mode” for up to two players, and an “Edit Mode” with 20,000 possible character combinations.

In the game’s new “Destiny Mode,” players will begin as a foot soldier, and work their way up the ranks by completing a series of combat missions. Now, players will have control over their character’s destiny by choosing which officer they will serve and to which kingdom they will pledge allegiance. Additional features include two new “Challenge” courses, and the new “Blacksmith” system that allows players to upgrade their characters and weapons using special items.