Koei Tecmo has updated the official website for Dynasty Warriors 9 with information and models of returning officers Cao Cao, Sun Jian, Sun Quan, Liu Bei, Yuan Shao, and Diaochan.
Get the details below.
Cao Cao (voiced by Yukimasa Kishino)
Future King of Wei. During his youth, a prophecy called him the “Hero of Chaos.”
Blessed with discernment and decisiveness, he first showed his abilities during the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
He was both ambitious and rational and sometimes showed a fierce, cold side, which caused those around him to fear his presence.
Talented in literature as well, he wrote both military strategy texts and books of poems.
Sun Jian (voiced by Yasuhiko Tokuyama)
Said to be a descendant of Sun Tzu. He was an officer who maintained a bright, calm outlook on life.
He excelled at numerous roles and was a wise leader, a valiant fighter, and a gentle father.
After distinguishing himself against pirates, he participated in suppressing the Yellow Turbans and was made Prefect of Changsha.
He served as a vanguard in the coalition against Dong Zhuo and was among the first to arrive in Luoyang.
Sun Quan (voiced by Hisayoshi Suganuma)
Second son of Sun Jian and younger brother to Sun Ce.
Sun Quan was praised for his skills in governance.
Although he lacked confidence in his physical abilities and decision making, he eventually became a great leader.
Liu Bei (voiced by Moriya Endou)
Descendant of Liu Sheng, King of the Eastern Han dynasty.
He took to the battlefield alongside his oath-brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei in order to bring peace to the people and prosperity back to the Han Dynasty.
Compassionate and charitable, he had a tendency to act based on feelings more than logic.
His warm personality earned him the love and loyalty of many people.
Yuan Shao (voiced by Osamu Ryutani)
Yuan Shao became the leader of the Coalition that gathered to end the tyranny of Dong Zhuo.
Following Dong Zhuo’s death, he fought his longtime acquaintance Cao Cao over control of the central plains.
He had both ability and power commensurate with his noble birth, but at the same time suffered from the conceit and vulnerability prevalent among the nobility.
Diaochan (voiced by Rika Komatsu)
Raised by Wang Yun as his own daughter, Diaochan, a skilled singer and dancer, was considered one of the most beautiful women of her time.
She agreed to participate in a plan to divide Dong Zhuo and Lu Bu and managed to get close to both of them, succeeding in tearing their relationship apart.
Veiled by her beauty, she carried the same burning passion like many great war heroes.
Dynasty Warriors 9 will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan. Platforms for North America and Europe have yet to be announced. A release window has yet to be announced for any region.
View the character models at the gallery.