Today Koei Tecmo revealed another batch of characters that will appear in its upcoming open world Musou game Dynasty Warriors 9.
Below you can check out the description of each. We get Sima Shi, Zhou Yu, Zhang He and Ma Dai (who always makes me giggle, because his name in Italian literally means “no, really?” which is really appropriate).
As one of the Five Generals of Wei, he was a well-rounded character with skills in the military arts, literature, and music. In addition to his well-mannered behavior, these skills gave him a fascinating charm not commonly seen among his peers.
Brother-in-law to Sun Ce.
It is often said that he hid a fierce passion underneath his dignified exterior. Skilled in the military arts, he led his troops to victory in countless battles. His was also talented in literature and music, and his elegant mannerism earned him the nickname “The Handsome Zhou Yu”
Along with his cousin, Ma Chao, he went on to serve Shu after losing his home to Cao Cao’s conquest. However, despite his experiences, he always had a cheerful demeanor and was quick to earn Zhuge Liang’s trust who gave him vital responsibilities in the battles with Wei.
As the eldest son of Sima Yi, his refined appearance and extraordinary talents earned him very high expectations from those around him. However, his self-righteous personality caused many to view him with a mixture of fear and respect.
Below you can check out a few pictures showing each character. If yo u want to see more, you can enjoy the latest batch of screenshots and information, including Xun You, Xiahou Yuan, Lu Lingqi, Daqiao, Xiaoqiao, Zhang Fei and Zhuge Liang and the story.
On top of that, you can watch the first direct feed gameplay showcasing Guan Yu, Cheng Pu and Xiahou Dun. More videos from a few weeks ago feature much lower video quality, but much more content, including the debut at ChinaJoy showing Guan Yu, thirty minutes of gameplay showing Cheng Pu, and the grand finale with another 17 minutes showing Xiahou Dun.
Lastly, you can take a glimpse at the recent reveal of six more returning heroes: Ling Tong, Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Dian Wei, Guan Ping and Dong Zhuo.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will launch this year in Japan exclusively for PS4, while an English version will launch some time down the line for PS4, Xbox One and PC.