KOEI TECMO GAMES revealed tons of gameplay information for DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires, arriving in 2021.
The software house has announced that within the title there will be no unpublished characters, but all 94 officers already available in the ninth chapter of the saga will be maintained. Also unlike its predecessor, the presence of open world elements will be minimized almost totally. Let’s find out all the news together.
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires – New
- the 94 officers already seen in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will be present, in addition to over 700 generic officers. There are no plans to release unreleased characters within the title.
- unlike DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 the open world elements they have been almost totally removed. During the strategic phase the players will have a top view of the map and will be able to choose which base to attack, the battles will take place within large castles and surrounding areas.
- after having conquered a castle we will be able to open its doors and go to defeat all the enemies and officers left in it Showdown mode.
- there will be no return of strategic elements, such as the ability to choose which enemy route to attack. The game will use a rock-scissors-paper style system with which it will be easier to determine which officer is best suited to a particular battle.
- the title will see the introduction of the system Tactical Stratagems, evolution of the tricks seen in the previous chapters of the saga.
- i will return Domestic Affairs, thanks to which we can give promotions to officers and increase our ties.
Comments from developer Akihiro Suzuki
- We didn’t plan on adopting open world elements, but as it was requested by many fans we decided to keep it in the form of a minor element. As game time slows down at various stages of gameplay, the importance of the open world elements has been minimized as much as possible.
- Showdown mode has become almost like a bonus, but it is a real challenge given the difficulty of the enemies present.
- we have decided not to add other officers in order to give a better characterization to those already present.
- the number of officers may increase if we decide to make a new numbered chapter in the series.
- as for the character editor I ask you to be patient. We decided to use the same editor as Nioh 2, allowing players to customize the characters to their liking.
I remind you that DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires will be released in 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. You can find out more about the title in our previous article.
Source: KOEI TECMO GAMES Street Gematsu