We've got our very first look at the newest iteration of one of the greatest action games of all time: Dynasty Warriors. Japanese publication Famitsu has released a bunch of new screenshots for the highly anticipated Dynasty Warriors 9, and they look good. They look really good. You can find all of the new screenshots in the gallery below.
In addition to all of these gorgeous screenshots, we also got a ton of information about the game. There's almost too much information to post, so we're going to consolidate things a bit and post the most interesting bits for you all. Most notably, Dynasty Warriors 9 will be coming to PlayStation 4 some time this winter in Japan, and we could be in for a global release as well.
We don't speak Japanese so you're going to have to deal with a crude Google translation like we did to gather most of this information, but what we learned was really fascinating. Check it out:
Open World - Overall
The reason why the team decides to make DW9 as Open World is they're taking challenges to make new things because as of the last numbered title (DW8), the series is coming to a stale.
DW9's Open World system takes some references from Toukiden 2, but it won't be the exact same because the nature of Open World in each games are different.
They plan to reproduce the whole lands of China, but with a focus on livable territories, and a further focus on places where major battles took place like Hulao Gate or Zhongyuan (Central Plains, Guandu etc)
Time & Weather will be changing in real time. In nighttime and/or rain it will be harder for enemies to notice the player.
Famitsu also detailed a number of new gameplay features, including the option to interact with different objects and weapons you find on the field of battle. Using catapults, for example, was specifically mentioned.
Actions will change depending on the surrounding terrains and objects.
For example, player will be able to use field objects to attack, such as catapults.
Player can also use a grapple hook to climb castle walls and high mountains.
Player can utilize oil cans in field to cause fires.
Now that the flood-gates have opened, it won't be long before we see some early gameplay. Dynasty Warriors fans have been waiting a long time for this, so we'll keep you updated as soon as we learn more. Stay tuned to WWG!