Time flies. Almost nine months ago, we got wind
of the ninth numbered installment in the Dynasty Warriors series
. Now publisher KOEI TECMO is ready to confirm the release platforms for Dynasty Warriors 9
, release a host of screenshots, talk about the new, more open gameplay and more.
DW9 looks to be substantially more open world than the other entries in the series, something that has been talked about for a while. According to the publisher, "skirmishes, clashes, special side missions, and larger scale conflicts can be engaged at the player’s will as they venture through far –reaching lands." These events will run alongside the game's main war. The missions look to provide variety with examples given being "scouting missions to discover powerful enemy officers, guerilla actions to subdue messengers and scouts, and outright sabotage on enemy supply troops."
Playable characters include returning fan favorites like Sun Shangxiang, Lu Xun and the demon-god Lu Bu. They'll have some new looks to go along with the new and impressive visuals of Dynasty Warriors 9
. Two brand-new characters have also been confirmed, which can be seen along with the classic characters in the concept art below:
Man Chong, from the kingdom of Wei, is a brilliant general, skilled debater, and an excellent tactician. Meanwhile, Zhou Cang from the kingdom of Shu is best known for his incredible stamina and speed.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Man Chong Zhou Cang Lu Bu Lu Bu Lu Bu (New Costume) Lu Xun Lu Xun Lu Xun (New Costume) Sun Shangxiang Sun Shangxiang Sun Shangxiang (New Costume)
does not have a release date but it is coming to Xbox One.
We've got the full list of Dynasty Warriors 9 achievements
- check the list for guides to unlocking them.