Open-World Dynasty Warriors 9 New Trailer And Combat Details Revealed

Dynasty Warriors 9 brings new combat mechanics and open-world exploration to the series' traditional brawls.

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Dynasty Warriors 9 will add new combat mechanics to familiar hack-and-slash gameplay inside the series' first open world. Koei Tecmo unveiled details on the game today, along with more screenshots and the new trailer above.

The trailer shows the expansive world, filled with mountains and palaces, along with big open plains where players will single-handedly battle hordes of enemies--the hallmark of the series. This time, Dynasty Warriors 9 will add a new combo system to the action; starting with a Trigger Attack, players will follow up with Flow Attacks and finally a Finish Attack that "eradicates any foes caught in its path." Koei Tecmo says the combos will create a thrilling experience that separates the game from its predecessors.

Dynasty Warriors 9 will also have an Interactive Action system, where players interact with the open world around them. You can climb buildings and mountains, use grappling hooks on walls, and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle. Check out some new screenshots showing off the gameplay below.

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Release details are still slim for Dynasty Warriors 9. We know a PlayStation 4 version is coming, but Koei Tecmo has yet to say what other systems we can expect the game on. It says we can expect more details on gameplay and a release date sometime in the coming months, so follow our full coverage here on GameSpot for the latest updates.

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"new screenshots showing off the gameplay"

Shows a few generic pics that look like they're straight from DW8.

Was hoping for screenshots that actually show something new -_-

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I'm interested. No doubt about that. But there are some questionable things about this game. First off, gameplay. So is it still going to be the same hack and slash like in recent games? Where you're surrounded by a hundred soldiers and they stand there and maybe poke you, waiting to die. If that's the case, what's the point in the archery or the stealth? Maybe if the soldiers had a higher chance of killing you like is the older games. I question if it's fighting generals that will be different. Like, maybe gameplay similar to For Honor. Which would be fine imo. As long as the ai could kill you.

Then there's the way they're doing certain things. For instance, the characters we choose. I wonder if we choose a scenario and pick a character and play with him through his POV until the scenario ends or if we just pick a character and play as his from when he starts going stuff to where he dies. Either of these points are worrying, mainly due to the fact that some characters don't last long at all. Such as Dian Wei, Sun Jian, Zhang Jiao, etc. So unless there's a free mode, you won't play as these characters for very long

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i dont see any new combat mechanics besides sweeping a same flocking of stupid dummy AI

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Add co-op, and I will buy it for me and my wife to play together.

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Pass.

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