Koei Tecmo released new combat details alongside screenshots for their upcoming musou title, Dynasty Warriors 9, coming to PlayStation 4 in 2017.
Firstly, the publisher has given new details on the game’s combat mechanics which adds to the series’ “one versus thousands” style of gameplay. Named “State Combo System”, this allows players to perform 3 different attack styles, Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks.
The publisher details each attack:
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.
In Dynasty Warrior 9, players will be able to interact with their surroundings, which hasn’t been implemented in any of the series. This includes climbing building and mountains, wield grappling hooks to traverse walls, and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle.
If you’d like to see the new combat features in action, the publisher recently posted a new trailer. Additionally, you can check out some new screenshots below: