Today Koei Tecmo released a new trailer and screenshots localized in English for the upcoming Musou game Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires.
The trailer, which is the English version of the one released for Japan earlier this morning, showcases the ability to play the story with a custom character.
The screenshots focus on gameplay features like scenarios and the interaction and human drama among warlords.
You can check them all out below on top of official details from the press release, the box art, and the Anniversary Box (confirmed only for Europe for now).
We also learn that the game is also coming to Google Stadia, albeit the release date for the platform has yet to be announced, and that the demo will also be released for the west in early 2022.
“In the demo, gamers will be able to experience the new evolved castle sieges, including both invasion battles and defence. Fans will also be able to try out the full version of the game’s edit mode, enabling the complete creation and editing abilities of new officers in detail before release. The edit officer data can then be transferred from the demo version to the full game as long as you are playing the same platform on both the demo and final product.”
“DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires adds tactical and strategic war elements to the 1 vs. 1,000 action of KOEI TECMO’s revered DYNASTY WARRIORS series, enabling gamers to take to the battlefield and find success with not only the sword but through a robust political system in their attempts to conquer Ancient China. The game features scenarios that transport gamers to different periods, enabling them to play through historic moments like the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Battle of Chibi. But just because you’re playing through historic periods, doesn’t mean you need to follow history in order to be successful. Re-write your own history of the Three Kingdoms in ways you’ve never imagined, like unifying China with all officers from Wu still alive, or by assembling your favourite officers into one command, or even by sparking a rebellion to take control of the map!
Depending on play style, gamers will be rewarded with one of six titles based on reputation. After receiving your title, the affinity between you and the other officers will change, and there will even be special events to help showcase the truly good and truly evil among us. As event scenes play out, you will also be able to witness intense human drama. By deepening your relationships with your favourite officers, not only will you be able to marry them, but you can also have a child who has the ability to grow up and become an officer, enabling gamers to play through Conquest mode once again, only this time, playing as the new officer who they’ve already watched grow up inside their game.”
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires releases in the west on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on February 15, 2022.