Dynasty Warriors 9 going open-world
Written by: AssassinKID - 09:09 May-13-2017

In the most recent issue of Famitsu (a Japanese gaming publication), Koei Tecmo revealed they will be launching Dynasty Warriors 9 in Japan for the PS4. There is no mention of the PC platform or localization, but with Dynasty Warriors 6, 7 and 8 all landed on PC with full English release, we can expect something similar with this new installment. However, hold your warhorses, apparently the game is only 40% complete. Bummer, right? But, there are a couple of reasons to get excited about DW9.

First of all, it has been confirmed to be open-world (what isn't these days?). In the previous games, battles took place in stages. Even though in DW8, maps were bigger but at times it felt like they were being big just for the sake of it, rather than to reproduce the vastness of the battlefield. Pop-ins (AI soldiers and scenery appearing out of nowhere), some maps felt empty and dull. So open-world will be a welcoming change, but it will also be interesting to see how it's implemented. As we all know an open-world game a good game. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 went open-world and it wasn't as good as expected. Looking at other titles by Koei Tecmo, Bladestorm: Nightmare (not hack n slash like Warriors series, but somewhat recent release with an open-world setting) wasn't good at all. But Dynasty Warriors is a hugely popular franchise in the East, or at least in Japan, so we should expect the quality to be a lot higher than the mentioned games.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 DLC
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, Dynasty Warriors DLC ;)

There were also HDR screenshots of the scenery, which look stunning to say the least. I haven't seen something like this since Red Dead Redemption or The Witcher 3 (maybe in some MMORPGs, but I don't play those so can't comment) . Koei said there will be weather effects like snow, and rain (Battle of Fan Castle confirmed? :D)


Also, there are new nifty environment interaction mechanics to be introduced. Players (I mean generals and their horses) can now scale walls and rocky mountain passes, without the use of ladders like in previous games. So, expect something like this.

Pretty cool, yeah? So, are you hyped for this game? I know I am, and will be getting the game (and a new controller) as soon as it is released. Can't wait to vs and get pwned by Lu Bu, again :D


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If they dub it in english for sure.

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