Dynasty Warriors 9

Dynasty Warriors 9; New Open World Gameplay Detailed

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Koei Tecmo has revealed new details today about Dynasty Warriors 9's open world.

Unlike other games in the Dynasty Warriors series, players will be able to free roam outside the main storyline. In a press release, the developer has revealed the following information.

“In DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, roaming off the beaten path opens up greater experiences outside of the main story line – allowing powerful enemies to appear and challenge players with their advanced abilities and skills. These formidable opponents come in the form of humans; such as bandits, or beasts; such as wolves, which will provide additional valuable items or materials as a reward upon defeat. It may be tempting to take on these foes to gain the plethora of takings, but the situation should be carefully assessed - as fleeing from battle may be the safer option.”

Players will be able to prepare for battles by cooking! Meat and vegetables can be cooking in teahouses and grant character boosts. Boosts include: increased experience, strength, defence, speed and jump abilities. At these tearooms players will also be able to change the time of day, which can come in handy to recover health.

Koei Tecmo also tells us a little more about weapon crafting in Dynasty Warriors 9.

“Another way of ensuring an edge in battle is through crafting new weaponry. These new weapons are crafted through scrolls - useful items which detail the required materials for a player to collect. To unlock the abilities to craft weapons, the required scrolls for each weapon must be collected; with some weapon's blueprints split across multiple scrolls. Players are rewarded scrolls upon completing missions or by defeating certain enemies, which will unlock a weapon which can only be crafted at a blacksmith. Gems and accessories can also be crafted, which provide substantial boosts to the player. Gems are also found throughout the world and are used in the weapon's forging process to provide additional effects - including a variety of different elemental abilities.”

To travel across the Dynasty Warriors 9 open world players can call their horse to help them cover long distances. The horse will also improve his abilities the more you ride it by gaining XP. There's new horses to be unlocked at the stables and each horse has a different skill level.

Dynasty Warriors 9 launches on February 13 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.