Koei Tecmo is currently one of the busiest developers, and it has a ton of titles in the works. Just at TGS 2020, the developer revealed a new game titled Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires.
Koei Tecmo has been busy with other Musou games under their name. The last Dynasty Warriors game was released way back in 2018, and that game wasn’t as well-received as others. Will the series bounce back with Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires releasing next year?
Here’s what we know about the game so far.
Release and gameplay
No exact release date has been given for the game yet, but Koei Tecmo did say that it will launch early 2021. The game will be available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. In terms of gameplay improvements, the game will have major upgrades from other Empires game.
It has been six years since Koei Tecmo last launched a Dynasty Warriors Empires title. For those not familiar, this is a spin-off series of Dynasty Warriors, which features a lot of strategic elements. Aside from the usual Musou story mode, players instead have access to a conquest mode.
In it, players will have to plan their invasion on China. The goal is to conquer all regions for the dynasty they choose to represent. Koei Tecmo notes that the game will have an improved version of this fan-favourite game mode, but they’ve yet to reveal what those are.
New and improved character creator
One of the best features of a Dynasty Warriors game is the character creator more. Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will have a new and improve character creator. This might meant that players would have more customization options first and foremost.
Some players are suggesting that the characters they create should have a story mode of their own. An additional narrative will certainly make the game more worth getting.
If Koei Tecmo decides to add stats to that game, that would even be better, as that means players will be able to customize their characters fully. All we know for now is that the character creator usually includes selections for weapons.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is scheduled to release in early 2021 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, well as the PC. It’s not a typical Dynasty Warriors game as there are a ton of strategy mechanics mixed in. Fans are certainly going to be excited about this game if they played the original Dynasty Warriors 9.
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