New Dynasty Warriors 9 Screenshots Reveal Characters, Hideout and More

New Dynasty Warriors 9 Screenshots Reveal Characters, Hideout and More

Koei Tecmo revealed a new batch of screenshots of Dynasty Warriors 9, showcasing more members of the cast, and a useful hideout.

Today Koei Tecmo revealed a new batch of screenshots of the upcoming open-world Musou game Dynasty Warriors 9.

First and foremost, we meet a few characters, including Xu Huang, Taishi Ci, Liu Shan, Pang Tong, Chen Gong, and the charming Xin Xianying, who makes her playable debut in the game.

Xu Huang
Praised by Cao Cao as “a match to Sun Tzu,” Xu Huang’s wisdom and courage also earned him a position as one of the Five Generals of Wei. As a fervent disciple of the way of the warrior, he showed great respect to any friend or foe who proved to be skillful and virtuous.

Taishi Ci
With the belief that the way of the warrior was the true path to fulfilling his duty, he became known for always wielding his blade for what he believed to be right with a steadfast devotion. This belief was on full display when he saved Kong Rong, the prefect of Beihai, to repay the aid his mother had received from Kong Rong. After initially serving Liu Yong, Taishi Ci was forced to submit to Sun Ce wherein he eventually joined Wu after Liu Yong’s defeat against Wu.

Liu Shan
Much was expected of Liu Shan as the son of Liu Bei, whose compassion and charisma drew together numerous heroes. However, many mistakenly thought of him as a slow and foolish son due to how he acted only after calmly considering all factors of any situation.

Pang Tong
Nicknamed the “Fledgling Phoenix,” Pang Tong was a brilliant military tactician who studied under the same master as Zhuge Liang. Although he typically showed a whimsical attitude, he was not one to mince words and often spoke the truth stemming from his firm understanding of the entire situation.

Chen Gong
Despite his typical humorous attitude, Chen Gong was willing to make any sacrifice for his ambitions. After realizing that he would be unfulfilled serving Cao Cao, he pledged his loyalty to Lu Bu as a strategist instead.

Xin Xianying
The daughter of Xin Pi of Wei, older sister to Xin Chang, and aunt to Yang Hu, her clever and observant nature saved her family from threats numerous times.

On top of that, a new feature has been revealed, the hideout. Players will be able to purchase different properties across the land to use as hideouts. Some are near cities, while others are located in more remote areas, but near scenic vistas.

As examples, we see a house within walking distance to the major city Luoyang, one in the vicinity of China’s most scenic valleys of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, and one at the top of Mount Hua, one of the Five Great Mountains of China.

You can send invitations to the hideout to officers you have relationships with, and they will visit you for conversation, often dressed in informal clothes.

You can check out all the screenshots below.  If you want to see more, you can enjoy a few images of costumesthe most recent screenshotsanother batch, and some interesting gameplay. You should also read out our recent interview with Producer Akihiro Suzuki.

Dynasty Warriors 9 releases in Japan on February 8th, exclusively for PS4. The western launch date is still undecided, limited to an “early 2018” window. The game won’t be PS4 exclusive in North America and Europe, but it will also come to Xbox One and PC.