Today Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its press conference just before the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai, that officially kicks out tomorrow.
During the conference, the first actual gameplay footage of Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors 9 was showcased, and you can check it out below courtesy of Youku user 江口大将陆伯言. You can also find a YouTube upload at the bottom of the post in case Youku doesn’t work for you.
Unfortunately the quality of the footage isn’t the best (and you’ll have to sit through a couple of ads in Chinese before you get to it), but it’s the first raw gameplay footage on PS4 we see for the game.
We get to see Guan Yu in action as he explores the open world map of the game (we also see part of the map itself), and gets into a few fights against the usual goons. The video culminates with some interesting siege gameplay.
Dynasty Warriors 9 has been announced exclusively for PS4 in Japan, where it will launch by the end of 2017. The western arm of Koei Tecmo already confirmed that a localization in English is coming, but has remained silent on platforms. This could possibly mean that the title might not be a PS4 exclusive in North America and Europe.
If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the latest character reveal, the first trailer, and another batch of recent screenshots, on top of one showing more of the game’s beautiful open world. We also recently learned that characters will change looks depending on story progression.