Secret plans, decisive battles, political intrigues and the release date


Koei Tecmo and Omega Force announced new information and the release date of Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires at the Tokyo Game Show 2021. It will be released on February 15, 2022 for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is intended to supplement the action (1-on-1,000) of Dynasty Warriors with strategic elements including command of other units – as with other Empires versions in the series. Once again it is a matter of conquering “ancient China” with sword and strategy. Powerful siege battles are also mentioned, in which you have to send units to capture strategic points on the map (such as castles).

Koei Tecmo: “The battles have changed a lot from previous titles in the series thanks to the ‘Storming-the-Castle’ feature. The areas around the castles, battlefields and skirmishes are evolving into those ‘Storming-the-Castle’ battles in which the players fight for control of the castle. During the “siege battles”, players penetrate the enemy base by using siege weapons and give further instructions to their troops during the battle. As soon as an opposing gate is breached, the “decisive battle begins “In which victory is achieved by defeating the commander. For the last bitter resistance, all opposing officers return to the battlefield – there they can be finally defeated or captured.”

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“Another element that will have a strong influence on combat are the” Secret Plans “. These are selected in the battle preparation phase and activated as a mission in combat. Each Secret Plan has its own conditions for success or failure. Once the criteria are met, beneficial effects are activated for the allies, for example “Capture Surrounding Bases”, “Defeat Messengers”, “Escort the Engineers” and many more. Each battle has phases of attack and defense, in which the Secret Plans can be used differently Even opponents can use this tactical means. The secret plans of the opponent can, however, also be prevented. “

“Army affinity will also play an important role in Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires, as each officer unit is assigned a military unit type. The three types each have strengths and weaknesses: Infantry

“In addition to the battles, the political intrigues and the domestic political system known from the Empires series will also be included. The kingdoms try to unite China. The goals are updated every six months. Every month the players can give orders to new officers for the Search for a kingdom, buy arrows and items, and carry out a variety of military, economic and diplomatic orders – depending on the player’s rank. “