Koei Tecmo shared a look at the latest playable characters for Dynasty Warriors 9 in Cai Wenji, Ding Feng, Wei Yan, Zuo Ci, and Zhang Jiao on the game’s official website.
Cai Wenji (CV:Miku Yoshikawa)
As the daughter of Cai Yong of the Later Han, she was once abducted by the Xiongnu tribe during one of their raids but was later saved by Cao Cao. Praised for her beauty and skills in music, it was often said that she hid great wisdom and strength behind her quiet and weary demeanor.
Ding Feng (CV: Ryouhei Nakao)
An officer of Wu who fought in many battles, serving Wu over a long period of time. His frightening appearance and overly thick arms may have scared many, but at heart he was a poet who loved beautiful scenery.
Wei Yan (CV: Yasunori Masutani)
A fiery berserker whose strength, appearance, and actions struck fear into the hearts of both friend and foe alike. Despite Zhuge Liang’s objections and concerns that Wei Yan would defect, Liu Bei took Wei Yan into his service after the death of Liu Biao, Wei Yan’s former lord.
Zuo Ci (CV:Masaharu Sato)
Zuo Ci had the ability to use sorcery to perform supernatural miracles. He lamented the chaos that enveloped the world, and hoped for the virtuous Liu Bei to bring forth a new age of peace.
Zhang Jiao (CV: Yasuhiko Kawazu)
As a practitioner of Taiping Dao he spread his teachings to the people, and gained their support by capitalizing on the times of turmoil. He formed the Yellow Turbans to oppose the rapidly decaying Han Imperial Court, and styled himself as the “General of Heaven.” His philosophical style and singular presence gave his movement a rather unique feel to it.
Dynasty Warriors 9 releases in Japan on February 8, 2018 for PlayStation 4. The game is headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in the West in early 2018.