We may still know relatively little on the Western release for Dynasty Warriors 9 other than an Early 2018 window, however we now know the official release date for it in Japan on PS4 (XBOX One and Steam as well for the West). The game will be releasing 8th February 2018. What could this mean for us in the west? That is still uncertain but we are sure it will likely be within months (if not a universal release week like Ni-Oh). News and speculation on how the localisation will be handled, such as there being an English dub or not is still up in the air. But this certainly means we are getting one step closer to checking out Omega Forces new take on the Warriors franchise.
Along with this news, KOEI Tecmo announced there will be a Season Pass for Dynasty Warriors 9. What it will entail is still undisclosed but we can only hope this isn’t the start of certain campaigns being locked off behind a paywall. Imagine having to pay to be a part of the Yellow Turban Rebellion or the Dong Zhuo Uprising? We will definitely be keeping a close eye on how things will progress.
Other than that, usual pre-order incentives were mentioned, such as collaborative costumes for Zhao Yun and weapon skins depending where you purchase the game – along with e Deluxe Edition of the game including the Season Pass being released alongside it. All pre-order incentives will become available for purchase later after release, however it is unknown if Season Pass holders will get them for free or not.
What are your thoughts on Dynasty Warriors 9 and it’s upcoming pending release? Are you excited or horrified at the aspect of a Season Pass? Let us know in the comments!