Dynasty Warriors 20th anniversary

Dynasty Warriors Producer Teases Multiple Titles to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has a special coverage celebrating Dynasty Warriors‘ 20th anniversary, which also includes an interview with the series producer Akihiro Suzuki. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]

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In this interview, Suzuki looks back at the mixed reception of his team’s latest title Dynasty Warriors 9 while teasing multiple new titles to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary. He also noted that the live-action movie adaptation has finished production.

You can read some of the highlights from the interview with Akihiro Suzuki below:

  • “[Dynasty Warriors 9’s] system itself doesn’t fit Xtreme Legends, so there are no plans for a Dynasty Warriors 9: Xtreme Legends.”
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 is not received well by people who expected a usual Warriors/Musou game. And while there have been strong criticisms, there are also voices of praises. I think we may have derived and broadened our range too much on the challenge.”
  • “Perhaps the Open World system won’t be adopted in future numbered titles, but it is the best method to pull out the appeal of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Although I still don’t know yet what kind of title it will be like, I want to try making it once more.”
  • “Although it’s just my own personal opinion, I think such a route like Dynasty Warriors 9-II would also be possible.”
  • “I hope we can announce the 20th anniversary celebration titles soon. By the way, there is not just one title to celebrate it.”
  • “The live-action movie is already done and I watched the advance screening. It’s a wonderful movie and is totally a Musou.”

Dynasty Warriors 9 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.


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Kite is a Japanese translator and avid gamer from Indonesia, Southeast Asia who learned the language mostly by playing Japanese games from the PS1 era. He primarily translates news about Japanese games and anime straight from Japan. After initially starting with a focus on Dynasty Warriors communities from the mid-2000s, he eventually joined Siliconera in 2020. Other than Dynasty Warriors, Kite is also a big fan of Ace Combat and other games featuring mechs, especially Gundam.