Koei Tecmo and the Omega Force studio have announced a release date for Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires: the latter will be distributed from February 15, 2022 in our territory.
Available from December 23, 2021 in Japan, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is an action game for the platforms PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Please note that the PlayStation 5 version is only offered in digital format; however, a free update is offered on PlayStation 4.
Official information about Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
Combining the one-on-1000 action of Dynasty Warriors with the addition of tactical elements, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires places players on a quest to conquer ancient China by combining the use of strategy and the sword. Battles have changed dramatically from previous titles in the series thanks to the new “Storm the Castle” feature. With the areas around castles now transformed into battlefields, skirmishes turn into “castle storming” engagements, with players battling for control of the castle.
Players will also be able to use “troop siege battles” to invade the enemy’s base, taking advantage of siege weapons while instructing troops during battle. Once players pass through the enemy’s gate, they will enter a “Decisive Battle” and can claim victory after defeating the Commander. As all enemy officers join the battlefield for a bitter last stand, players will have a chance to defeat and capture them.
Another element that will greatly influence the battle will be the “Secret Plans”. These are selected during the battle preparation phase and will now be activated as missions during battles, and each “Secret Plan” has its own pass and fail conditions. Once the conditions for success are met, favorable effects on allies will be activated, including “capturing the surrounding bases”, “defeating the messengers”, “escort engineers” and more. Each battle is marked by offense and defense, focused on how to activate “secret plans”, thus providing a highly strategic battle experience. On the contrary, enemies can also execute “secret plans”. By avoiding the enemy’s “secret plans”, players will gain an advantage in battle.
Affinity with the military will also play a key role in Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires, with each officer unit being assigned a military unit type as a new officer characteristic. The three units will have their strengths and weaknesses: Infantry
In addition to the battles, political intrigue and the popular domestic system will also be featured in the Empires series. Following realm goals set every six months, the realm the player belongs to strives to unify China. Each month, players will be able to issue orders to search for new officers to join the kingdom, purchase arrows and items, and execute a variety of military, economic, and diplomatic commands based on the player’s position.