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Dynasty Warriors 9 release date set for Europe

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Tecmo Koei has announced a European Dynasty Warriors 9 release date, confirming the highly anticipated open-world actioner will launch on February 13, 2018.

The game is due for release in its native Japan on February 8, and hits the United States on the same day as Europe.

Dynasty Warriors 9 sees major gameplay changes

Dynasty Warriors 9 takes the venerable hack-'n-slash franchise into open-world territory for the first time. The game features a massive cast, with all 83 characters featured in Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires due to appear.

Players will be able to freely roam the game's China setting on horseback or foot. In addition, a full day/night cycle and dynamic weather system has been included.

Dynasty Warriors 9 is due for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One platforms.

The Dynasty Warriors franchise started out life on the original PlayStation back in 1997. Since then, the franchise has moved over 18 million units globally as of 2011, becoming Koei's most successful IP.

Source: Kotaku UK