Dynasty Warriors 9, developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo, is coming to the West on PS4, Xbox One and PC next year.
Dynasty Warriors is Koei Tecmo’s most successful franchise, and it is rightfully so, considering the vast number of main entries and spin-off titles. Dynasty Warriors 9 is the franchise’s first open-world title in its 21-year history. In the press release, the studio also announced two new playable characters, Man Chong and Zhou Cang. Here are all the details:
Whether players choose to follow the main storyline quests or spend time exploring the vast natural wonders of China – from the lush cedar woods and bamboo forests of Chengdu to the legendary Great Wall – the ongoing war will continue to rage along their journey. Skirmishes, clashes, special side missions, and larger scale conflicts can be engaged at the player’s will as they venture through far –reaching lands, allowing for a sense of freedom of choice for the player previously unfelt in previous DYNASTY WARRIORS titles. These battles range from scouting missions to discover powerful enemy officers, to guerilla actions to subdue messengers and scouts, to outright sabotage on enemy supply troops; success in these combat engagements offer great rewards and have an effect on future battles’ difficulty.
To further expand the choices available to the player, KOEI TECMO is also introducing two new playable characters to the game, each formidable in their own right! Man Chong, from the kingdom of Wei, is a brilliant general, skilled debater, and an excellent tactician. Meanwhile, Zhou Cang from the kingdom of Shu is best known for his incredible stamina and speed. Both characters join an already strong roster of fan favorites and will provide an even more diverse selection for players keen on exploring different storylines in different kingdoms.
Once we have new information regarding the game’s Western release window, we will update you. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely screenshots of the game’s scenery, fighting sequences and characters.