- An expansive open world environment - The sweeping new narrative of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 is portrayed across an expansive map of China. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilise 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
- Gain the upper hand in battle - adapt to your surroundings - Exploring the impressive environments is enhanced through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, throw enemies in to the wall or use the environment to hide from your foes - the option is yours!
- Play as all-new and returning characters - 83 characters from the DYNASTY WARRIORS series make their return with newly designed costumes! A selection of new faces join the fray in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, such as the long-term retainer Cheng Pu
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 introduces exhilarating new combat mechanics to the series’ signature “one versus thousands” style gameplay with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles –Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks– each dealing progressively more damage. Trigger Attacks allow players to create the start of an explosive combo, leading to Flow Attacks, which adapt to the enemy’s current state. Successful combos allow for a Finish Attack to be performed, delivering a final blow that eradicates any foes caught in its path. These new enhancements aim to create a thrilling and fluid experience unlike any previous entry in the franchise.
Augmenting the series’ first truly open world is another immersive innovation introduced in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9: the Interactive Action system. Players will be able to fully utilize their surroundings for the first time in the Warriors franchise with the ability to climb buildings and mountains, wield grappling hooks to traverse walls and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle. These new actions offer a breadth of new possibilities for players to take advantage of while traveling around third-century China, or when caught in the heat of battle!
Unifying the classic, time-tested action iconic to the warriors series with a variety of new features, characters and content in an expansive open world environment, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 aims to deliver the most immersive and ambitious DYNASTY WARRIORS experience to date. Platforms, release timing, and more information on the game’s new features, characters, and narrative will be unveiled in the coming months.