Koei Tecmo has released the first gameplay trailer for Dynasty Warriors 9, the brand-new installment in developer Omega Force's acclaimed series of action titles. The publisher also provided new details on the new combat mechanics and the game's promised open world.
Unifying the classic, time-tested action iconic to the Warriors series with a variety of new features, characters and content in an expansive open world environment, Dynasty Warriors 9 aims to deliver the most immersive and ambitious Dynasty Warriors experience to date.
Augmenting the series’ first true open world is another immersive innovation introduced in Dynasty Warriors 9: the Interactive Action system. Players will be able to fully utilize their surroundings for the first time in the Warriors franchise with the ability to climb buildings and mountains, wield grappling hooks to traverse walls, and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle. These new actions offer a breadth of new possibilities for players to take advantage of while traveling around third-century China, or when caught in the heat of battle!
Dynasty Warriors 9 introduces exhilarating new combat mechanics to the series’ signature “one versus thousands” style gameplay with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles – Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks – each dealing progressively more damage. Trigger Attacks allow players to create the start of an explosive combo, leading to Flow Attacks, which adapt to the enemy’s current state. Successful combos allow for a Finish Attack to be performed, delivering a final blow that eradicates any foes caught in its path. These new enhancements aim to create a thrilling and fluid experience unlike any previous entry in the franchise.
Although Dynasty Warriors 9 is confirmed for PS4 in Japan, Koei Tecmo didn't specify on which platforms the game will be available in the west, which hints at the possibility that it will be coming to other platforms. More information on the game's new features, characters, and narrative will be unveiled in the coming months.