[Video] Dynasty Warriors 9 – Trial Mode Highlight

Today Koei Tecmo released a new Dynasty Warriors 9 trial, as well as the above video showing what this trial includes.

As the publisher outlined in a press release:

DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Trial enables fans to choose up to three characters from the roster of 90 total playable characters in a small sampling of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9’s story mode as they set off to explore the open-world of China; with the fate of the Han Dynasty hanging in the balance. Online co-op will also be available for gamers to test out alongside other Trial members, or players who already own the full game; allowing them to experience the exhilarating action of this historic adventure.

Dynasty Warriors 9 was a divisive game when it launched earlier this year. I loved it—I said as much in my review, where I proclaimed it “the best Warriors game yet, in both the sheer ambition of it and its ability to deliver on that.” It was the rare sort of open-world game that justified its open world, using it to give context to the various military campaigns and convey the scope of the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history.

I wasn’t alone in this opinion, but a lot of other players took issue with technical limitations and what they saw as an empty and boring world.  Now that there’s a trial, you can decide for yourself before shelling out for the full game.

The Dynasty Warriors 9 trial is available now PC (via Steam). The PlayStation 4 trial is also available now for North American players, and due out on November 14 for Europe. Finally, Xbox One is due to get it on November 21.

 

Matthew Codd

Matthew is a writer based in Wellington. He loves all things pop culture, and is fascinated by its place in history and the wider social context.