"Big" Dynasty Warriors News Coming This Year

Developer apologizes for not announcing it last year.


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.

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

"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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