For the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9
, publisher KOEI Tecmo has started releasing short character highlight videos that provide a little look at how a character will play in the hack-and-slasher. Four
was a good start, but with potentially over 70 different characters to get through, there's plenty more to be seen before the game's release in February. With that in mind, KOEI has released another five, so let's get to them.
First up is one of Dynasty Warriors
' most recognisable characters, Lu Bu!
A master of military arts, particularly skilled in mounted archery.
His exceptional skill earned him praise as the ”Warrior of all Warriors”, just as Red Hare was praised as the “Horse of all Horses”. Lu Bu was a firm believer in the right of might and had the tendency to ignore social niceties.
Number two is Guan Yu.
Honouring an oath of brotherhood with Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, he was an essential figure in the establishment of the Kingdom of Shu as the leader of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu. A heroic and skilled warrior with a strong dedication to what is right, he earned the respect of both friend and foe alike while at the same time, acquiring the nickname "Lord of the Magnificent Beard" from the Emperor.
Third is Cheng Pu.
A long-term retainer and skilled General who supported 3 generations of the Sun Family and furthered the expansion of Wu territory. A brave general who fought often on the front lines but was also a trusted advisor and tactician.
Up next is the only woman in this group of five, Daqiao.
Daughter of Qiao Xuan and future wife of Sun Ce.
With her younger sister, Xiaoqiao, she was known as one of the beautiful "Two Qiaos."
Born with a gentle soul, she learned how to fight after her strong desire to aid her husband overcame her aversion to battles.
Last but certainly not least, we have Xiahou Yuan.
Cousin of Xiahou Dun, he joined him in serving Cao Cao when the latter began his climb to supremacy.
Known for his ability to carry out quick attacks and his skill with a bow, he frequently commanded a wing of Cao Cao's forces. He was kind to his allies and fierce toward his enemies.
Dynasty Warriors 9
is scheduled to launch on Xbox One on February 13th. Presumably we'll be seeing plenty more character highlights between now and then.