Koei Temco has updated the official website for Dynasty Warriors 9, and Gematsu has graciously translated the information for English speakers. The latest update has a good deal of information on Dynasty Warrior 9’s open world, as well as what you can do in the villages you stumble across. There’s more than just cleaving your way through enemies here!
Here’s the translated information:
◆ Open World
Freely Explore the Land of China: A New Experience of Roaming Around an Expansive Field
By exploring the expansive field, players can enjoy a variety of elements that can only be experienced in an open world game such as sudden small scale battles between forces; obtaining materials through hunting and fishing; encountering various animals; and discovering famous landmarks of China.
Visiting cities and villages located throughout the field will allow for buying and / or selling weapons and items, as well as obtaining useful information from villagers.
Players can freely roam throughout China, enjoying various encounters and scenery while proceeding through the game.
Cities and Villages
Horses can be purchased at stables. Players will want to find the right steed to travel effectively across far distances.
Ancient money found on the fields can be exchanged for valuable items at the Coin Collector.
At the Blacksmith, weapons can be bought and sold, and weapons and items can be created here using obtained materials. The material requirements are written on scrolls, which can be earned as rewards from missions.
Famous officers may appear in cities and villages dressed in informal clothes, showing different sides of these officers separate from their common battlefield wear, as well as the chance for unique conversations.
Each famous officer will have an informal outfit, so seek out each officer by visiting cities and villages on a regular basis!
There’s a lot more to read at Gematsu, including some new information and screenshots on a few playable characters.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will release in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.