KOEI TECMO America revealed today that the upcoming open-world epic DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will be released in early 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®.
To celebrate the news, KOEI TECMO released a new trailer for the game, touching on the Three Kingdoms narrative and showcasing some of the game’s most popular characters traversing exciting new environments, scaling city walls, and charging from rooftops!
n addition to introducing the game’s story, characters, and locations, the trailer highlights the brand-new State Combo system. This diverse action system offers players a wide selection of options during attacks. Flow Attacks create move-set combos that differ depending on the enemy’s position and seamlessly continue when enemies become prone, are in mid-air, or stunned. Reactive Attacks are extremely versatile and can range from counterattacks, dash attacks, assaults, to guard breaks and finish moves. Trigger Attacksare powerful moves that change an enemy’s state. Attacks will change depending on the combination of buttons pressed.
Complementing the trailer is a robust batch of assets including new character designs for returning playable characters, screenshots from focal narrative cut scenes, and information on a new character, Xu Sheng, a cunning and charismatic general of the kingdom of Wu.
About Dynasty Warriors 9
Based on real historical events and figures, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 follows the personal struggles and progression of the player’s chosen character through the completion of both key and secondary events which can be reached in a myriad of different ways. The story of the Three Kingdoms era is presented in over ten riveting chapters, each reflecting changes in the balance of power. Each Chapter takes the player a step deeper into the impressive military and political machinations of the era, beginning with the Yellow Turban Rebellion through the ultimate unification of China.
ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.