Dynasty Warriors 9 Open-World Game Announced With New Character in Musou Stars
KOEI Tecmo announced its Shin Sangoku Musou 8 game during its live-streamed “Biggest Lineup Ever Special” on Saturday, and the company later confirmed that the game’s English title is Dynasty Warriors 9.
The special event revealed that Dynasty Warriors 9 will be an open-world game that represents a “rebirth” in the hack-and-slash franchise.
The staff introduced one of the game’s new playable characters, Zhou Cang. The character, who will also be in the upcoming Musou Stars game, will wield a Daisatsutō. (The weapon’s name uses a character that is not among the standard kanji characters in Japan.) Dynasty Warriors 9 producer Akihiro Suzuki confirmed that all 83 characters who have appeared in the Dynasty Warriors franchise up to Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires will also appear in the new entry.
KOEI Tecmo did not announce the game’s intended platform, but Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared during the announcement, and he made a comment about preparing for the game by buying a PlayStation 4.