Koei Tecmo celebrates the Dynasty Warriors series’ 20th anniversary with a special website and a 2020 project teaser. Dynasty Warriors 9 also got a look at the collaboration costumes from Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These.
The first “Dynasty Warriors” game released in February 1997, as a weapon-based fighting game. The title of the game in Japan was Sangoku Musou. The first “crowd-combat” entry would be its sequel, Dynasty Warriors 2, which originally released as Shin Sangoku Musou in Japan, and it’s the name Koei has stuck with since. And that’s why Dynasty Warriors 9 is titled Shin Sangoku Musou 8 in Japan.
Koei Tecmo executive and Dynasty Warriors series producer Akihiro Suzuki also shared a message thanking fans for all of their support. He explains how it started out as a sequel to the Omega Force team’s very first challenge of making a fighting game. However, due to various reasons including staff wanting to take on something completely different, they decided to change the direction of the project. That’s how the series concept of “1-vs.-1,000” came to be.
Producer Suzuki teased that Koei Tecmo began planning various 20th anniversary plans. He also added that they’re working towards making game-related announcements soon.
Lastly, here’s a look at the new collaboration costumes from Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These for Dynasty Warriors 9:
- Cao Cao “Reinhard Costume”
- Xiahou Dun “Kircheis Costume”
- Zhuge Liang “Yang Costume”
- Jiang Wei “Julian Costume”
Dynasty Warriors 9 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.