Dynasty Warriors 9 goes open world and gets a release date

The next entry in the long running Dynasty Warriors 9 is closer than you think, and more ambitious than ever thanks to a new open world system that will allow players to traverse through all of China.

Dynasty Warriors 9 will include the series famed 1 vs 100 gameplay that its known for, while allowing players to explore and find powerful enemies and challenges, which in turn can provide valuable items or materials as a reward.

Koei Tecmo also stated that there will be several new features to the series to fit with the Open World gameplay such as crafting and cooking, which can give powerful new weapons and stat buffs. There is also a new horse riding system which will allow players to raise their horses and gain abilities to help them traverse the map quickly and be able to use them battle.

Dynasty Warriors will be out on February 13th 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-ording the game will give you access to 3 avatars – Lu Bu, Zhou Tai and Wang Yuanji, a bonus weapon – the “Black Dragon Fang”, and the previously announced seven costumes for fan-favorite characters, which are inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles and includes a Beijing Opera-style costume for Zhao Yun and six individualized costumes for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji.

If you pre-order the digital deluxe edition, you’ll gain access to the pre-order bonuses above plus the season pass which will grant access to all future DLC and three original Dynasty Warriors weapons: The Amethyst Iron Blade, The Crimson Ring Blade and The Jade Splendid Swords.