"Dynasty Warriors 9" Has a Hack ‘n Slash Date with the West
Koei Tecmo announced an official western release date for Dynasty Warriors 9, lining the open-world entry up for a February 13, 2018 launch in North America and Europe.
Those who pre-order Dynasty Warriors 9 will get a handful of bonus costumes, pictured below, including an “imposing Beijing opera-style costume” for Zhao Yun and six traditional Chinese undergarment-inspired outfits for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji.
Here’s how Koei Tecmo describes the new entry:
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, is a brand-new installment in developer Omega Force’s acclaimed series of action titles. Unifying the classic, time-tested “one versus thousands” action iconic to the Warriors series with a variety of new features, characters and content in an expansive open world environment, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 aims to deliver the most immersive and ambitious experience to date.
The game introduces exhilarating new combat mechanics with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles – Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks – each dealing progressively more damage and aiming to create a thrilling and fluid experience unlike any previous entry in the franchise.
Closely following real historical events and figures, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will have players experiencing the story of the Three Kingdoms by completing key and secondary events over ten riveting chapters – beginning with the Yellow Turban Rebellion and through the ultimate unification of China.