Dynasty Warriors 9 Confirmed for Release in North America & Europe

Koei Tecmo has announced that Dynasty Warriors 9 is coming to North America and Europe, but details on platforms and release timing “will be unveiled in the coming months.” When the English websites for Dynasty Warriors 9 were published earlier today though, they both included a PlayStation 4 logo. The logo has since been removed.

Billed as the most ambitious Dynasty Warriors game to date, Dynasty Warriors 9 takes place in an expansive open world environment complete with new features, characters, and content. The description adds:

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.

The sweeping new narrative of Dynasty Warriors 9 is portrayed across the game’s Critical Missions and Regular Missions which intertwine to allow players to experience history across a multitude of perspectives and battles throughout the whole of China. 83 characters from the Dynasty Warriors series make their return in addition to new faces such as Cheng Pu, a long-term retainer who supported three generations of the Sun family and contributed to the expansion and stability of the Wu kingdom.

In Japan, Dynasty Warriors 9 is confirmed for PlayStation 4 and development is 40% complete.

You can learn more about Dynasty Warriors 9 on the official website.

[Source: Koei Tecmo America, Koei Tecmo Europe via Gematsu]