Dynasty Warriors 9 is the next entry in the Dynasty Warriors franchise and with the game’s release getting closer many of you might be wondering about the game and what it is all about. So here we will discuss everything you need to know about the game.
With the game coming out next month, here we will list everything that you need to know about Dynasty Warriors 9 like its release date, platforms, characters, story and more.
Everything You Need To Know – Dynasty Warriors 9
Dynasty Warriors 9 is a hack and slash open-world title developed by Omega Force that will refresh the familiar formula with new features while also retaining its core mechanics. Players will be given an open-world to explore cities and towns and taking on enemies in open areas.
First Open-Word Game In The Series
Dynasty Warriors 9 is the first game is the series that will feature an open-work and while many linear games that make a shift towards open world turn out to be bad but, Dynasty Warriors 9 genuinely feels like it has done the pen-word setting of its game a justice. The Open world for the game will be a combination of battlefields, towns, and cities.
Developer Omega Force has confirmed over 83 playable characters in Dynasty Warriors 9 and each character’s move set can be customized making the button mashing gameplay of the game more meaningful.
Furthermore, the developers have introduced a grappling hook that can be used to invade enemy fortresses along with meaningful ambush techniques that make the gameplay even more interesting.
Weather will also have an impact on how the enemies would react, thanks to the overhauled game engine allowing for Dynamic weather. Players will also be able to buy properties across the massive open-world of the game. This feature is called “Hideouts”, and players can even invite their friends to their hideouts.
Given that it is a Dynasty Warriors game, it will feature generals putting down 20 or so soldier with a single swing of their weapon. However, instead of closed arenas, the game will feature open arenas giving the players the freedom to move around. Also, the time in the story will only progress when a main mission is completed.
The game will also feature crafting that will allow players to craft weapons and even food which will give players some buffs and advantages. Players can use meat and vegetables yo prepare food which will provide increased XP, defense, or speed and jump abilities.
Like food, players also need to acquire materials for crafting weapons. Players need to acquire specific scroll to craft a weapon along with the required materials and only then players can craft the weapons. However, some weapon require multiple scrolls to craft. These scrolls can be collected by defeating certain high-level enemies or completing missions.
As we mentioned earlier there are over 83 characters that players can choose from to play and following are the confirmed characters along with a bit of description about these playable characters in Dynasty Warriors 9.
Cheng Pu – An outspoken man of integrity.
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.
Xiahou Du – A one-eyed general who supports military rule.
The cousin of Cao, he was a courageous warrior and a superb fighter despite losing an eye in battle. A calm and level-headed leader, he was dependable to a fault and was one of Cao Cao’s greatest assets in his bid for supremacy.
Guan Yu – A military god with great integrity.
Honoring 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.
Zhao Yun – A young dragon guided by the light of benevolence.
As a young warrior, he traveled the land in search for someone worthy of loyalty. Finding such qualities in Liu Bei, he ended his journey and entered Liu Bei’s service wherein he becomes one of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu. Normally a calm person, he displayed ferocity in battle that shook entire armies.
Koei Tecmo has not revealed much about the game’s story but, has revealed some Dynasty Warriors 9 details like how many chapters the game will have and how it will be structured.
The story will consist of 10 chapters and each chapter will end at a major point in the story when the balance of the power is about to change.
Dynasty Warriors 8 wasn’t a well-received game when it released and the development team decided to right the wrongs of Dynasty Warriors 8 with the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9. The studio decided t evolve the franchise and moved the game from a linear title to an open-world game and surprisingly, this change was well received by fans of the franchise.
Release Date and Platforms
Dynasty Warriors 9 is scheduled to launch on 8 February 2018, in Japan for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the game will launch in the Western market on February 13, 2018.
That is everything you need to know about the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9 from its release date to its development. The game will be available on February 8, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Japan and the western release will be on February 13, 2018.