We’ve known about Dynasty Warriors 9 for a couple of weeks now, but Koei Tecmo has just officially announced that the game will be coming to western audiences as well. To shake up the Musou formula a little, this will be the first entry in the series to go open world. Here are the official details:
‘In DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land – the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilize an unprecedented world map to navigate and traverse a variety of different landscapes ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day/night and weather cycles. Exploring these impressive environments is made more engaging through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, with players able to use equipment to circumvent obstacles or blend in to avoid conflict.’
We’ll keep you updated as more info on release platforms and launch dates come our way.