Shin Sangoku Musou Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Huge Fan Poll

Shin Sangoku Musou Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Huge Fan Poll

Dynasty Warriors is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a huge fan poll asking fans their opinions on PS5, Xbox Series X, and many more questions.

Koei Tecmo launched a fan poll for the 20th anniversary of the Dynasty Warriors series. The poll can be accessed here and is only in Japanese, but you can easily navigate it even if you don’t know the language.

In particular, the poll asks in its 5th question which next-gen platforms fans are planning to buy between PS5 and Xbox Series X. Question 8 asks what elements do you like the most in the Shin Sangoku Musou series. Question 9 asks if a new game was announced, what is the first piece of info you’d like to learn about it.

The Dynasty Warriors 20th anniversary poll ends on July 19 at 23:59 JST.

Shin Sangoku Musou 8 (Dynasty Warriors 9) the latest game in the series, was released in February 2018 and changes the usual map formula by switching to open-world. In correlation with the Dynasty Warriors 20th anniversary, we might get news on the next game soon. Though Covid-19 is making things blurrier.

The very first Dynasty Warriors game, Sangoku Musou in Japan, was a 3D fighting game on PlayStation. However, for the game that followed, rather than staying in the fighting game genre, Koei and Omega Force renewed the gameplay into the hack’n’slash “Musou” style of gameplay we know today, renaming the series Shin Sangoku Musou. Hence why all western titles are one number higher than the Shin Sangoku Musou Japanese titles. A slightly similar thing happened with the Warriors Orochi series, the crossover between Shin Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors) and Sengoku Musou (Samurai Warriors). I’m sure anyone reading this article already knew all that though.

While I personally have very mixed feelings and Unneeded Opinions towards anime licensed Musou games, I’ve always liked the original Shin Sangoku Musou series and am looking forward to its 20th anniversary plans. Omega Force can actually do pretty good action RPGs out of the Musou formula too, such as Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers. Anyway. We’ll be sure to tell you when announcements come around.