Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires Coming Early Next Year

Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires Coming Early Next Year
Screenshot: koei tecmo

Today at the virtual Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo announced Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires.

As with other Empires expansions, Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires brings strategic gameplay to the hack-and-slack action of the original title. Here, the goal of uniting China through battles and diplomacy.

Below is the Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires’s debut teaser:

Unlike Dynasty Warriors 9, the Empires iteration will not be open world.

The expansion game will be released in early 2021 on Steam, the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5.


  • So the question is: Will this also be a terrible , low-effort garbage game that completely sucks the goodwill from the community like some kind of PR vampire?

    • The empire titles tend to be the most enjoyable games in the franchise for me. I didn’t end up getting 9 which is unusual for me as I have all the others so I guess I was lucky in that sense.

  • Hoping that “will not be open world” is also means “runs well on PC”, because christ, I had a bad time trying to get a decent framerate in 9.

    • IIRC Musou games have been fairly good on steam..

      DW9 was just the outlier as TK tried too much without any actual experience hence its utterly unoptimised. If anything its sometimes better since you cannget 60fps on pc as opposed to some console versions locked at 30fps

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