When it was “released” last week, the Dynasty Warriors 8: XL Japanese Voice DLC pack didn’t actually download properly through Steam. As far as I can tell, that’s because Tecmo Koei hadn’t actually uploaded it yet.
It’s now there and can be downloaded. Here’s how to do so:
- If you’ve already ‘redeemed’ the free DLC, then bring up the properties menu for Dynasty Warriors 8: XL.
- Navigate to the DLC tab and find the Japanese Voice DLC. It’ll probably say “uninstalled” next to it.
- Uncheck the box. Wait for a second or so.
- Check the box again.
- Steam should now start downloading the 2.7GB file.
Once that’s done, you should be able to load up Dynasty Warriors 8: XL and find the Japanese Voice option to check in the in-game audio menu. Congratulations, you can now hear actors hamming up Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a whole new language.
If you didn’t previously activate the Japanese Voice DLC, you can find it on this page hidden among lots of very expensive add-ons. It’s free, so just hit the button to get it installed. If something goes a bit awry, then try the method outlined above to prompt it into starting the download.
May the power of Musou be with you always.