Dynasty Warriors 9 TGS Trailer Shows Impressive Improvements

September 19, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Dynasty Warriors 9 State Combo Zhou Cang

During Tokyo Game Show 2017, a new trailer for Dynasty Warriors 9 was released.

Check out the Dynasty Warriors 9 trailer below:

Here’s some other recent information on Dynasty Warriors 9:

The commonly known ‘mash □ button to simply attack’ method in Dynasty Warriors games is still returning in Dynasty Warriors 9. What made past games very repetitive in the past was that the □ attack would have the same attack string all the time. However, Dynasty Warriors 9 will have a new Flow Attack system, where the □ attack string will change depending on whether and which Trigger Attack has been used before the attack button is pressed.

For example, when the character uses a Trigger Attack that juggles enemies, the Flow Attack string will eventually connect to aerial attacks to follow the juggled enemies, instead of staying on the ground all the time. Famitsu also made a blurb that the simple method of combining □ with △ button for attack combos are still being kept intact.

The △ button will now be mainly used for React Attacks. During battles, the player will get to occasionally notice △ button prompts on top of some enemies. When the button is pressed at that moment, the player character will launch different kinds of attacks depending on the situation, such as launching a sneak attack from afar or dealing a finishing blow to an enemy whose guard has broken off. React Attacks can also be inputted during Flow Attacks, so they will not interrupt attack combos.

Dynasty Warriors 9 will be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan & Asia, and also Xbox One and Steam in North America and Europe.