Years after the much-lauded Dynasty Warriors 8, the Koei Tecmo team is finally launching Dynasty Warriors 9 unto the world. Our own Jacob Semmes is penning our review (forthcoming), but for now here’s a trailer of the series’ first foray into an open world setting. Happy launch day, warriors!
In DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, players will explore China during the waning and chaotic days of the Han dynasty and the emergence of conflict leading up to the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will traverse an unprecedented open world map to navigate a variety of different landscapes; ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day, night and weather cycles. Closely following real historical events and figures, this new title will see the player following the personal struggles and progression of their chosen character through the completion of both key and secondary events, which can be reached in a myriad of ways. Experience the story through 90 characters from the Dynasty Warriors series – 83 making a return and 7 new faces joining the fight.
Whether players choose to follow the main storyline quests in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 or spend time exploring the vast natural wonders of China – from the lush cedar woods and bamboo 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 unfelt in previous Dynasty Warriors titles.