ESRB has rated Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires ahead of the official reveal by ESRB. The game will also offer in-game purchases as per the rating.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires still doesn’t have an official release date but Koei Tecmo initially planned for the game to launch in early 2021. It was already rated in Australia. COVID-19 likely delayed its plans and the developer was forced to push the date ahead. The game also recently received an information blowout on Japanese Magazine Famitsu that revealed several new details.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will be released on all current-generation and last-generation consoles in addition to PC. The ESRB rating mentions in-game purchases as well as suggestive themes for the rating. Check out the complete description below.
This is a tactical action game in which players assume the role of warriors battling for control of ancient China. Players manage their kingdom through political actions and offensive/defensive battles. Players engage in battles using swords, spears, crossbows, and bladed weapons to defeat hordes of enemy soldiers in hack-and-slash combat. Combat is accompanied by sword-slashing effects, colorful burst of light, and cries of pain; enemies collapse to the ground when killed. Some female characters wear outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks; their breasts sometimes jiggle while performing attacks. The game contains several references to alcohol in the dialogue (e.g., “Forgive me, for I cannot help myself when we share wine and hearty conversation”; “This is some pretty good wine”; “I feel its pleasant effects slowly overtaking me”; “You’re all drinking this wine whether you like it or not.”).
In addition to Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires, Koei Tecmo is also releasing Samurai Warriors 5, a spin-off based on the Warriors series, for release later this year.
The game will be out later in 2021 for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.