The Dynasty Warriors 9 character reveal train isn’t showing any sign of stopping, and today Koei Tecmo revealed seven more officers who will appear in the upcoming open world Musou-style game.
We get Wang Yi, Shang Liao and Yu Jin for Wei, Huang Gai for Wu, and Deng Ai, Guo Hai, and Xiahou Ba for Jin.
As a daughter of the Wang family of Hanzhong, she vowed revenge on Ma Chao after her entire family was slaughtered in Western Liang. Although she served as a leader of the Wei forces, she was typically distant from others and only engaged people when her goals required it.
Before serving Cao Cao, he fought in many battles serving Lu Bu until his defeat and death. Always calm and collected, his ability to make quick and accurate decisions on the battlefield earned him fame and glory, as well as appointment as the leader of the Five Generals of Wei. Never forgetting morality, he showed great respect to all, friend or foe alike.
After being promoted by Cao Cao, he made a name for himself through various battles across the land. He placed a strong emphasis on military discipline and his unyielding personality caused friend and foe alike to cower in fear.
A dedicated officer who fought under the Wu banner since the time of Sun Jian, he was a battle-hardened warrior who openly displayed his experience. Confident in his abilities, he showed great mettle by always fighting in the front lines despite his age.
Although he was originally a minister, he became a general with a long history with Wei after his talents as a commander was discovered by Sima Yi who then granted him troops. As he often enjoyed looking at maps, he became skilled in using the terrain to his advantage often making use of these in the battles with Shu.
Indebted to Xiahou Yuan and Sima Yu, he became an active officer of Wei in the many battles against Shu. Although sickly and frequently coughing, he proved his unquestionable loyalty and value on the battlefield.
As the son of Xiahou Yuan and a member of the Xiahou family, much was expected of him until his position grew unsteady as the political situation in Wei changed. Frequently garbed in armor and a helmet, he had an enigmatic, young look and a personality much like his father.
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously starting to lose count. That said, if you’re familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series, you’re probably familiar with this as well. I swear I never managed to memorize 90% of the names.
You can check out all the screenshots below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy the previous reveal showing Xu Sheng, Sima Zhao, Wang Yuanji, Xingcai, Cao Pi, Zhang Bao and Zhenji. The one before showcasing Sun Ce, Ma Chao and Jia Chong, another focusing on Sima Shi, Zhou Yu, Zhang He and Ma Dai, another including Xun You, Xiahou Yuan, Lu Lingqi, Daqiao, Xiaoqiao, Zhang Fei and Zhuge Liang, and another announcement of more returning heroes: Ling Tong, Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Dian Wei, Guan Ping and Dong Zhuo.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will release this year in Japan exclusively for PS4, while the English version will be on a wider range of platforms, and will release at a yet unspecified time for PS4, Xbox One and PC.