Koei Tecmo has updated the Japanese official website for Dynasty Warriors 9 with information and screenshots of new playable officers Man Chong and Zhou Cang, returning officers Sun Shangxiang, Lu Xun, Zhou Cang, and Lu Bu, and the “Mission” system.
Get the details below.
Man Chong (voiced by Takashi Aoki)
The resourceful general of Wei. He makes skillful use of strategies and traps, and is frequently active in defensive warfare. He also has an excellent manner of speaking, and advised his old friend Xu Huang to serve Cao Cao.
Sun Shangxiang (voiced by Emi Uwagawa)
Daughter of Sun Jian. Bright and vivacious, she eagerly takes to the battlefield and consistently proves she is as good or better than the men around her. Though her straightforward personality causes her to be one of the first to rush her enemies, her skill with weapons is sufficient to allow her to survive. She earns the nickname “Princess of the Bow” due to the beauty of her face and form and her proficiency with a bow.
Lu Xun (voiced by Kenji Nojima)
A self-effacing young officer, he always conducts himself with sincerity. He aids Lu Meng in defeating Guan Yu, and succeeds in taking Jing. He serves as the Grand Commander at Yiling and is able to destroy Liu Bei’s huge army. He encapsulates both the liveliness of youth and the wisdom of resourcefulness.
Zhou Cang (voiced by Chiharu Sawashiro)
A former subordinate of the Yellow Turbans and Zhang Bao. He reunited with Guan Yu in Gagyuzan after falling so low as to become a bandit and became his loyal follower. He is extraordinarily swift-footed, and his speed is said to be the same as that of a red hair that runs a thousand miles per day. He excels in swimming with his superhuman strength, and plays an active role as a commander.
Lu Bu (voiced by Tetsu Inada)
A master of the military arts and particularly skilled in mounted archery. His exceptional skill earns him praise as a warrior among warriors, just as Red Hare is praised as a horse among horses. Lu Bu is a firm believer in the right of might and tends to ignore social niceties.
How to clear an mission is up to the player.
Various missions will occur on the field, and the player can freely carry out each mission in order to accomplish their end goal. Each mission affects other missions, and the difficulty of a mission will change depending on how you choose to clear it.
The path towards the end goal depends on the player, whether it is to “move in with a frontal attack and steadily clear the mission,” to “prepare for high difficulty and force your way through,” or to “change the state of battle in favor of another mission.”
—Sneak over the wall and invade the castle interior!
—Ambush the enemy on your own!
—Protect the ram car until it reaches its destination and break through the castle gates!
—Attack the enemy’s transport unit and prevent reinforcements!
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 screenshots at the gallery.