Koei Tecmo has released a demo for Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series. The demo includes Invasion Battles and Defensive Battles, it will also have access to several officers and will allow you to create your own custom officer. You can transfer your custom officer to the full version of the game when it launches. The demo for Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will be set at a higher difficulty, in the full version of the game you will be able to select a custom difficulty setting. Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is due out on the 15th of February 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Stadia.
Demo Details via Koei Tecmo:
Catapult to Greatness
Catapult Bases will be set up across the battlefield, and it’s important to seize these locations as soon as possible. These bases will automatically attack the other enemy bases on the map, so prioritizing their acquisition will give you an advantage at overthrowing opposing forces.
Ability to Lead
Make the most of the Accompany and Secret Plan abilities in battle. Approaching an allied officer on the battlefield and selecting the Accompany command from the D-Pad will make your Military Unit change to the accompanying officer’s. They will also come equipped with their own Secret Plans that you can take advantage of, such as the ranged Incinerate attack (fire!) or the Make Camp ability (which recovers health). When battling enemy officers, be sure to use an accompanying unit with an advantageous Army Affinity to put the odds in your favor. Each unit type has its strengths and weaknesses (Infantry > Cavalry > Archer > Infantry), so make sure to keep this in mind.
Fight Smarter, Not Harder
I know it might sound stupid to say, but some people just need to hear it: Try not to attack an enemy base with a high concentration of enemy forces! Not only will the area take much longer to capture, but it will also negatively affect other battle situations as allied bases might be overrun behind your back. Instead, focus on attacking areas with weaker enemy military strength, and controlling more of the battlefield. This will help flip the battle situation in your favor, which is key to victory.
Make the most of Trigger Attacks and Guard Counters. Trigger Attacks allow you to send even the most powerful enemies flying into the air, and charging these attacks will drastically increase their power. When guarding against attacks, the Reactive Attack marker will appear, allowing you to perform a Guard Counter. Doing so will greatly reduce the enemy’s break gauge. Charging up Trigger Attacks and using Guard Counters will be more effective than repeatedly pushing the attack button.