Today Koei Tecmo updated the official page of its upcoming open-world Musou-style game Dynasty Warriors 9, releasing a lot of new screenshots.
We get to see direct feed versions of Cao Cao’s nephew Cao Xiu, who will make his playable debut in the game. On top of that we see the reveal of Zhuge Dan, Xun Yu, Zhu Ran, Jiang Wei, Yueying and Wen Yang.
More pictures showcase other generals in their everyday clothes. It’s possible to see them dressed like this in cities and villages, and engage them in conversation, enjoying a different aspect of their personalities. This kind of costumes will be included for every officer that will appear in the game.
We also see screenshots showcasing open world exploration, that will let players discover many landmarks of ancient China, hunt and fish for ingredients, find small skirmishes among opposing factions, and rescue villages under attack. Touching milestones scattered across the field will reveal the surrounding landmarks.
In town and villages it’ll be possible to access stables to purchase horses with different looks and abilities and coin collectors who will trade ancient currency for goods. At Blacksmith shops players will be able to buy and sell weapons, or create them by using gathered materials according to recipes obtained as quest rewards.
You can check out all the screenshots below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy our first look at the massive map, a sizable gameplay video from Tokyo Game Show, and an earlies character reveal including Guo Jia, Zhou Tai, Guan Yinping and Sima Yi.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will launch in early 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, while in Japan it’ll be a PS4 exclusive.