Dynasty Warriors 9 is bringing a lot of new to the franchise with its first ever total open-world title. With a growing roster of characters, and the blend of familiar gameplay with a new mechanical direction - the next phase for this long-standing franchise is shaping up to be one that will definitely be worth picking up.
To celebrate the impending release, Koei Tecmo has released a whopping eight new trailer to show off the gameplay, the narrative's action, and much more. It also gives a look inside some of the playable characters such as Cheng Pu, Xix Xiangying, Xiahou Dun, among others. Each video showcases each character's strengths and weaknesses and allows fans an intimate look into what the future title has to offer:
Dynasty Warriors 9 will be launching in Japan on February 8th for the PlayStation 4, with a western release slated for February 13th. With the western release also removes the exclusivity as the title will open up for Xbox One and PC as well!
"For the first time in the series, the expansive land of China is shown on a single map with the introduction of an open world format for diverse progression through the game. The 'one vs thousands' exhilarating action of the Warriors series and the beloved characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms tale are carried over, but the freedom through an open world stage provides a brand new Warriors experience.
The map is displayed with beautiful graphics and features many different regions of China such as snow plains, jungles and deserts which reflect the passage of time and changing climate. Key cities and checkpoints, such as Luoyang and Hulao Gate, and landmarks such as the Yellow River and Mt. Song, are replicated, allowing for deeper immersion into the game world."