Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires, also known in Japan and Asia as Shin Sangoku Musou 8: Empires. It has also released a demo version of the game on Japanese console windows, as it previously announced in November 2021.
The new trailer shows more gameplay snippets and cutscenes that place a custom character as the main star. This implies that the player will be able to do many activities in the game, such as forming a group of mercenaries or establishing their own full-fledged faction.
The demo shows that the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires will let the player choose between a high frame rate action mode and a resolution-focused cinematic mode. It also contains notes hinting at more features that will be available in the full game.
For example, the player can still access and customize Hideaways in the open world ride mode. The game will also have an optional setting to enable permanent death in a game. When the player ends a game with a spouse, the game generates a child character that inherits settings from both parents.
The full version of Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires will be available in Japan and Asia on December 23, 2021, and in North America and Europe on February 15, 2022. It will appear on PC in addition to the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Koei Tecmo will be adding more customization content to the game via post-release DLC.