"Big" Dynasty Warriors News Coming This Year

Developer apologizes for not announcing it last year.

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Dynasty Warriors fans had been led to expect an announcement regarding the series last year to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. Koei Tecmo has now apologized for not making good on that and has pledged to reveal the news sometime this year.

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"Last year, we welcomed the fifteenth anniversary of the Dynasty Warriors series, and we were not able to deliver the news fans were expecting," producer Akihiro Suzuki said in a message on the official website (as translated by Gematsu). "For that, we are very sorry."

Disappointing as that might have been for fans, Suzuki had an exciting (albeit exceedingly vague) tease. "This year, we’re preparing to be able to make a big announcement, so please look forward to it," he said.

There's no indication of what the news will be, though we do know a new game in the series is in development. The last core game in the series to be released was Dynasty Warriors 8 in 2013, though that has since received a pair of expansion packs. More recently, we got a Zelda-themed spinoff, Hyrule Warriors, for Wii U. A 3DS version is coming to Japan later this month and to North America and Europe in March.

The Musou series, as it's known in Japan, first debuted in 2000. Confusingly, the first Musou game was released in international markets as Dynasty Warriors 2. The game originally released as Dynasty Warriors back in 1997 was a fighting game, unlike the hack-and-slash style the series is famous for.

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Could they please update the Game Engine so we can have a DW Game that looks this gen and runs like it not to mention stop charging us for older DW Outfits when the older DW Games made those in-game unlocks.

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@Ravanofdarkness: Sorry dude i didnt mean to reply but cant work out how to post a new comment, anywho my point is...

the best DW games were DW3, DW3 XL, all of the DW4's & all of the DW5's. As soon as they came to ps3/360 they changed everything and ruined the franchise. I bought DW6 but hated it and havent bought a game since. They need to go back to their roots, DW3 was the first one i played and it was hard but fun, me and my friend playing co-op trying to beat Lu Bu at Hu Lao Gate for the first time was one of the best memories i have as a kid playing games. We eventually did after 20+ tries and the more you played the easier it got as your levels and weapons grew, but man it was fun!

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Same shit every year, way worse than COD. I'm surprised it lasted this long.

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I hope they finally move on from RoTK and do a Warriors game based on Water Margin. That book's characters are much more appropriate for this style of gameplay than most of the RoTK characters, since most of the Water Margin characters had signature weapons and unique abilities canonically. I think a lot of us are sick of seeing the same legendary Chinese warriors redesigned every other year, when we could be fighting totally different battles with potentially 108 legendary Chinese outlaws yet to see their way into a Warriors game.

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Dynasty Warriors 9?

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Since DW3 all DW are crap

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I expect the announcment that they're doing an mmorpg, much like the one that exists on pc but much bigger, it is about damn time they did some at big like that, and it better be across all platforms..

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I expect the announcment that they're doing an mmorpg, much like the one that exists on pc but much bigger, it is about damn time they did some at big lime that, and it better be across all platforms..

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I won't lie, I'm excited.

But only if it's for Dynasty Warriors 9.

I can't bring myself to like any of the spinoffs.

And DW8 was alright but it was a port of the last-gen version, which was a big slap in the face.

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@naryanrobinson:

Pirate Warriors 3, Hyrule and Dragon Quest spinoffs were all very good IMO. I liked them better than the core franchises because I believe the formula works better for universes that incorporate magic and fantastical characters.

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DW 9 fingercrossed! :D

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no....I want another Samurai Warriors XD

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3 is still my fav because it was the first one I ever played and it was pretty hard (at least at the time, arrows were ridiciulous), didn't care much for 4 but XL was pretty good, and 5 was the last good DW game with XL being great (xtreme mode was awesome in that one).

The only 'big' news I can think of is that they're going to stop making DW games. Maybe make another Kessen or Tactics game because those were both pretty good and fun spin offs.

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It wont be a new game that actually changes the formula in a major way and moves the series forward. No need to do that when people will still buy each sequel as well the the multiple expansions for each sequel even in the age of online updates...

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I thought I was tired of Musou games, but Dragon Quest Heroes turned out to be quite enjoyable.

It was good to have upbeat orchestral battle music instead of cheesy '80s rock with whiny guitar solos. The graphics were colorful and aesthetically pleasing, the voice acting matched the characters. There were huge enemies to take down, monsters to recruit, hidden map areas to uncover, and optional time trials.

Maybe the next DW game can match DQH's quality. I'm not counting on it, but it would be a pleasant surprise.

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@Renunciation: DQH was pretty different. The quest and the victory conditions and such. The thing that bored me in the Dynasty games the most is it's always just the same thing every map. Run around beating minions up or heroes until the tide turns in your favor and more of your army takes stuff over till you win. That bored me like crazy.

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@TimmyDKJR: Yeah, I agree. DQH is what DW should have evolved to; it made Musou fun again.

Granted, there were certain "fantasy"-type elements in DQH which contributed to the game's charm. DW games, loosely based on actual history, can't quite have Guan Yu triple-jumping up the side of a cyclops to slash at its eye.

If Koei Temco can find a way to make the DW games fun again while maintaining some focus on the original material, that would be ideal. I'm not expecting them to, but they could conceivably pull it off.

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Watch it be yet another collaboration/spinoff... Let's see, which major Japanese companies/franchises haven't they done a collaboration with yet? Mega Warriors? Dynasty Gear Solid? Sonic Warriors?

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They'll pretty much continue to rehash everything from the previous gen.

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Finally, I've been waiting for a next gen, or more current gen, Dynasty Warriors game!

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@deanmanwalking2:

As tradition dictates, the upcoming Dynasty Warriors game will have graphics which looked like it belonged in the previous gen, and won't be very different from Dynasty Warriors 3

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@jhcho2: That's fine with me, slightly better graphics, more enemies on screen and I'm golden.

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I believe I saw some leak information on a new RotTK game, I wonder if that is it, but back awhile ago they also mentioned holding back to redevelop the next game based off fan critism. So maybe it's DW9

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Maybe we will finally see a true sequel to the original Dynasty Warriors and get another fighting game.

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@austin532: Good god I hope not.

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I'd rather they release a new ROTTK game in the west.

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Miss the days of getting 500+ kills for fun. Still don't think I ever learned how to play the game properly since I last played on PS2 as a teen but did it feel good being a one man army.

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Maybe they'll make a Dynasty Warriors ARPG or Action/Adventure.

They wanted to do that with Hyrule Warriors, and they DID do that with Dragon Quest Heroes. I get the feeling even Omega Force is tired of making the same game over and over.

But probably it'll just be the same ol' same ol'.

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Better mechanics please. Clearing waves of brainless AI can only do so much.

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Koei Tecmo is proud to present Duck Dynasty Warriors. Si vs Lu Bu

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They're cancelling the series? Hooray!

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What are we up to now? Dynasty/Samurai Warriors 37?

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the news is.......another Dynasty Warriors game.

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The only news that western gamers want to hear for this franchise is that, like Assassins Creed, it is not going to have another game for a good while.

This is the game most guilty of overdoing it. There may have only been 8 iterations of the game but the amount of spin offs is mind boggling. I can't understand why Eastern gamers enjoy it so much.

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Dynasty Warriors 3 remake please.

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@Revival125: There have been like 5 remakes of DW3.

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@ggsimmonds: lol true

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"This year, we’re preparing to be able to make a big announcement, so please look forward to it,"

its comedy, real life comedy ...

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Fresh coat of paint but the same game over and over again...no thanks

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@louixiii: yes ladies and gentleman the circus show of I've obviously never played a warriors game ever, but think I know them all from bad critic reviewers.

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@Zignoff: I've played enough to know that the combat is basically the same as the rest minus minor tweaks here and there...and the show goes on lol

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Hope it's a Final Fantasy one that plays like Hyrule Warriors this time.

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@gkmogglemog: holy shit that would be sweet

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