Dynasty Warriors 9 will be out in February

Dynasty Warriors 9, the open-world "rebirth" of the series that was confirmed for the PC earlier this year, will be out on February 13, 2018. Koei Tecmo revealed the release date today along with details about the "empire-worthy" preorder bonus. 

Players who purchase the game in advance will be given seven bonus costumes "for fan-favorite characters," including "an imposing Beijing opera-style costume for Zhao Yun and six costumes inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles – one each for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji." I'll be honest, I have no idea who the fan-favorite characters actually are, so I'll just have to take Tecmo's word for it. 

More information about Dynasty Warriors 9, which brings "the 'one vs. thousands' exhilarating action of the Warriors series and the beloved characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms tale" together in an open-world rendition of China, is available at koeitecmoamerica.com. There are also some fresh screens showing the promised preorder outfits below.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.