Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series is coming to Android as an MMORPG. The upcoming mobile game is tentatively named Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile, and development is currently underway by One Studio, a Nexon Korea development team.
This morning Nexon announced that its subsidiary Nexon Korea has entered into licensing and global publishing agreements with Koei Tecmo to develop a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based around the console and PC release Dynasty Warriors 9.
What people may not realize is that Dynasty Warriors 9 took the series into a new direction with its open-world gameplay, so it kind of makes sense to see the series jump from an open-world design to a mobile MMORPG. Supposedly this mobile game "recreates the original title’s open world," but the skeptic in me can't help but feel trepidatious that this title will turn out to be yet another auto-play grind-fest that resembles an idle clicker more than a traditional MMORPG.
No further information has been provided, so your guess is as good as mine as to when Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile will arrive on the Google Play Store. Hopefully, Nexon will share more details sometime soon, as I'm sure there are plenty of Dynasty Warriors fans out there that are eager to see exactly what Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile has to offer.
Nexon Announces Development of Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile (tentative title)!
Original Title’s Open World, Thrilling Action by Mighty Warriors Recreated on Mobile
TOKYO – March 15, 2019 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (“Nexon”), a global leader in online games, announced today that its consolidated subsidiary NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”) has entered into licensing and global publishing agreements with KOEI TECMO GAMES Co., LTD. (“Koei Tecmo”), and that the development of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile based on Dynasty Warriors 9 Intellectual Property (IP) is currently underway.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile, which is currently under development by the development team “One Studio” under Nexon Korea, is an action MMORPG based on Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors IP. The game recreates the original title’s open world and the thrilling action displayed by mighty warriors.
“We are very happy to be able to deliver Dynasty Warriors 9, which is a representative Musou action game, as a mobile MMORPG. Please look forward to enjoying the unique action of Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile,” said Kun Wook Song, Development Director of One Studio, at the time of this announcement.
【What is Dynasty Warriors 9?】 Dynasty Warriors 9 is the latest title in the popular Dynasty Warriors franchise, which has pioneered the genre of “Musou (unmatched) action.” This game is the first in the franchise to introduce an open world, allowing its players to experience a completely new Musou experience with greater freedom. It is equipped with new action called the “state combo system,” which enables users to fight in many different ways depending on the surrounding situation. Players can experience some of the franchise’s most thrilling action displayed by mighty warriors.
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