Today Koei Tecmo revealed a new batch of screenshots and a trailer of its upcoming open-world Musou game Shin Sangokumusou 8, which will be released in the west as Dynasty Warriors 9.
First and foremost, we get the reveal of four more characters, Xiahou Ji, Dong Bai, Hua Xiong, and Yuan Shu. This time around, they’re actually NPCs, and none of them is playable.
Wife to Zhang Fei, niece to Xiahou Yuan, and cousin to Xiahou Ba, her shy nature was the result of having spent the majority of her life at home, being brought up with care.
One fateful day while playing in the woods, she met Zhang Fei, who then took her as his wife.
Granddaughter of Dong Zhuo, she was doted on by her grandfather and was often given land and fortune even at a young age.
Although willful and cruel, she took on a charming persona whenever Dong Zhuo was about.
A ferocious retainer of Dong Zhuo, he used his colossal and dominant stature to strike at Sun Jian and Yuan Shao of the Anti-Dong Zhuo coalition at Shisui Gate.
A general of the Later Han and cousin to Yuan Shao, he was born into a prestigious family where he fell in love with power and wealth.
With an unquenched thirst for power, he eventually gained the Imperial Seal and named himself Emperor. Yet, this same thirst led him to misgovern his people ultimately losing their support.
On top of the screenshots, we also get a new trailer focusing on the various battle actions we can take advantage of to demolish the whole armies of mindless goons that will be thrown at us by the game.
You can enjoy both screenshots and video below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy the latest batch of character trailers, more trailers from the same series, a recent video showing many activities we can enjoy in the open world, a few screenshots focusing pretty much on the same topics, the first trailer related to the open world, another batch of character trailers, more of the same from a few days before, even more character trailers, and a recent character reveal topped by more gameplay trailers. If you’re interested in learning more details directly from the lion’s mouth, you can also read our recent interview with Producer Akihiro Suzuki.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will launch in Japan on February 8th, exclusively for PS4. The western release will happen just a few days later, on February 13th. In the west, the game will also get two more platforms: Xbox One, and PC.