Following yesterday’s announcement, Koei Tecmo released the first screenshots of Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires.
We get to take a better look at the character creation suite that lets you customize your own warlord, and at additional scenes of the game.
You can check the images out below.
Here’s how Koei Tecmo describes the game.
“Combining the 1 vs. 1,000 action of DYNASTY WARRIORS with the addition of strategic elements, including unit command, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires sets players on a quest to conquer ancient China by both sword and strategy. Powerful Siege Battles enable commanders to deploy units to capture strategic points on the map like castles. Experiencing high-stakes fights at every turn, players can now take control of these central points on the battlefield through the use of fire attacks or other stratagem, siege weapons, and, at times, simply by force as commanders execute their strategies and attack enemy troops by issuing vital commands to units throughout the skirmish.
Also added is an enriched edit function that enables gamers the ability to create the officers of their dreams and interact with the heroes of ancient China through an expanded domestic system. Players will be able to live the life of an independent officer, govern as a kind ruler, or act wickedly as a villain, helping create a more lifelike and fulfilling Three Kingdoms world with ever-changing human relations and dramatic events where the relationships between characters will have a greater influence on gameplay than ever before.”
We also get a comment by producer Akihiro Suzuki.
“This is the 20th anniversary of DYNASTY WARRIORS, and we couldn’t be more excited than to celebrate with our faithful fans by delivering the first new WARRIORS series game on next-gen consoles, and the first new DYNASTY WARRIORS series game on Switch.”
“This is the first new Empires game in five years, and I can’t wait to deliver the ultimate Empires experience our fans have been waiting for.”
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam in 2021.
If you’re wondering, the western arms of Koei Tecmo have not commented about the newly-announced mobile game just yet.
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.