Today Koei Tecmo America and Koei Tecmo Europe announced the release date for both regions of the upcoming open-world Musou game Dynasty Warriors 9.
The game will come on February 13th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
We also get notice of the pre-order bonuses that will be distributed to those who will grab the game early. You’ll get a Beijing opera-style costume for Zhao Yun and six costumes “inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles” for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji.
Yeah, it does say “inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles.” They seem very loosely inspired to me unless ladies in China used to wear cheerleader costumes back in the day, but I’m not complaining. This is Dynasty Warriors, and being a bit wacky is what it does. Maybe one day we’ll go back to the times in which companies will simply be able to say that they wanted to provide some slightly sexier costumes.
You can check the costumes, alongside a lot of screenshots and character artwork in the gallery below.
If you want to see more, you can you can enjoy today’s release of character art from Japan showcasing new characters, the latest gallery of screenshots showing more characters and hideouts, more recent screenshots, another batch, and some interesting gameplay. You should also read out our recent interview with Producer Akihiro Suzuki.