Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Trailer Reveals Launch Date
Few franchises have had a lasting impact on gaming as Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors series. The series’ combination of historical fiction with hack-and-slash gameplay is a classic on every console generation and is now being incorporated into other popular franchises such as The Legend of Zelda. The latest expansion for Dynasty Warriors9 will make it debut on next-gen hardware in early 2022.
Dynasty Warriors was first released on the original PlayStation in 1997. It was originally intended to be a fighting game that featured historical figures from China’s Three Kingdoms period from 220 to 282 AD. The hack and slash combat introduced in the 2000 sequel became synonymous with the series. It emphasized crowd combat and incredible abilities for players. Many spin-offs of the series’ success would take the series gameplay into other historical periods or media franchises like the Warring States period in Japan or the mecha-anime franchise Gundam.
The series will make its PlayStation 5/X/S debuts with Dynasty Warriors9 Empires. A sequel to 2018’s Dynasty Warriors9, Emperors will allow players to unify China through a combination of diplomacy and combat. A trailer from Koei Tecmo confirmed the February release and gave players a taste of the new expansion.
Players will need to be more strategic in defeating their opponents in Dynasty Warrios Empires. Koei Tecmo hinted at what this might involve. This would include forming alliances with key figures in the world to help players gain their power and expand their influence before they take to the battlefield. This will show in the players’ fortresses, which they have built over time.
Once they reach contact, players will be given the task of defending enemy fortresses. This is the familiar gameplay for Warriors players. They will have to defeat hordes and take territory in order to establish their foothold. If they want to win, castles will be the focus of all battles. Players will need to rely on siege tools like siege towers, batteringrams, and trebuchets to ensure their victory.
The game’s character editor allows players to personalize their characters. You can modify everything about your character, including the body, face, fair, and armor, to make it the ideal warrior for the battlefield or throne rooms.