During its Tokyo Game Show 2020 Presentation, Koei Tecmo revealed Shin Sangokumusou 8 Empires or Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires.
The game is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam in 2021.
You can check out the trailer revealed during the show below.
This game is quite different from its predecessor as it won’t focus on the open world. It will instead revolve around siege battles with battlefields focused on the area around each fortress. You can win the siege by a variety of means including fire attacks and siege weapons.
Empires also puts the accent on “political strategy” and on the interactions between warlords. Creating bonds with a variety of warlords will lead to a stronger nation.
On top of that, there will be an “Edit feature” that will let you create your own warlord that will be your alter ego on the battlefield. This character will interact with the established warlords to make your very own Dynasty Warriors experience more dramatic.
Incidentally, if you’re wondering about the discrepancy in the numbers between the Japanese and English titles, the game named “Dynasty Warriors” in the west (“Sangokumusou” in Japan) actually isn’t really part of the franchise.
The first true Dynasty Warriors game was “Shin Sangokumusou” in 2000. Since there already was a Dynasty Warriors in the west, it was simply called Dynasty Warriors 2.
That’s why the latest game of the franchise is named “Dynasty Warriors 9 in the west and Shin Sangokumusou 8 in Japan.