KOEI just announced that Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires will be available at North American retailers beginning June 23, 2009. Lots of gamers out their may not be familiar with DW, but it has been around a long time and is a classic in the strategy genre. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires is the game that brings together the best aspects of the action and strategy genres. In this latest edition, players can experience Ancient China’s greatest and most glorious war as an all-powerful lord or as an officer. It must be noted that there are quite a few titles in this series and it does become very hard to tell the difference but hey lots of people seem to like it.
Battles are absolutely nuts.
As a lord, gamers must think strategically. By deciding when to attack, when to resist invasion, or when to initiate policies, a lord can expand their power and influence. An easy-to-learn “card collecting” system lets players enact policies that will increase their empire’s strength, improve the abilities of their forces, and more. The cards that a player receives will depend on the attributes of the officers and their army. Players can also pledge their allegiance to a kingdom to become an officer. As an officer, players can suggest policies in the kingdom’s war council, complete missions for rewards, or even turn against their ruler should relations sour.
A big wish of fans of the game has been answered because now players can create their own warrior. DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires features an extensive character editing system with options to customize a warrior’s gender, build, skin tone, facial features, voice, clothing, weapon and more. Whomever players choose to be, they can now use mountain ledges and waterways to infiltrate enemy bases and launch surprise attacks on supply depots to change the flow of battle. The major question is will DW6 really feel like a new approach or just more of the same? In any case, Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires hits stores June 23, 2009.