Koei Tecmo announced that Dynasty Warriors 9, a brand-new installment in developer Omega Force's acclaimed series of action titles, is coming to North America and Europe. The publisher also released screenshots and revealed some details about the game's narrative.
In Dynasty Warriors 9, playerswill explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land – the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilize an unprecedented world map to navigate and traverse a variety of different landscapes ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day/night and weather cycles. Exploring these impressive environments is made more engaging through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, with players able to use equipment to circumvent obstacles or blend in to avoid conflict.
The sweeping new narrative of Dynasty Warriors 9 is portrayed across the game’s Critical Missions and Regular Missions which intertwine to allow players to experience history across a multitude of perspectives and battles throughout the whole of China. 83 characters from the Dynasty Warriors series make their return in addition to new faces such as Cheng Pu, a long-term retainer who supported three generations of the Sun family and contributed to the expansion and stability of the Wu kingdom.
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.