Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires

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Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires cover
Developers
Omega Force
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows December 23, 2021
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, Strategy, Open world
Art styles Realistic
Themes China
Series Dynasty Warriors, Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires on IGDB
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires guide on StrategyWiki
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires on MobyGames
Subseries of Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper 2005
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special 2006
Dynasty Warriors Online Z 2006
Dynasty Warriors 6 2008
Dynasty Warriors 7 with Xtreme Legends 2012
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 2015
Dynasty Warriors 9 2018
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition 2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires[Note 1] is a singleplayer third-person hack and slash, strategy and open world game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo. It is a part of the Dynasty Warriors franchise within the larger Warriors series.

It was first released in East Asia with the available languages of Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean on December 23, 2021, and launched in 2 different edition for purchase: The normal edition and the Deluxe Edition. Deluxe Edition consists of Season Pass DLCs and two pre-order DLCs, one of it which is only available for free within 14 days starting from Asian and Western launch date.

A patch was released on January 14, 2022 to fix a bug in which the game supposed to give out a bonus gem if you have save game of Warriors Orochi 4, Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate, Dynasty Warriors 9 or Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires.

English, French, German, Italian and Spanish languages were added on February 15, 2022 in conjunction of console release in Western hemisphere.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Game is supported with Season Pass which contains certain released DLCs in one package, pre-order DLCs and individual DLCs
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
No microtransactions No microtransactions are available in this game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass DLC including 14 set of edit parts, 5 set of hideout customization DLCs and 4 additional types of soldiers, part of Deluxe Edition
Windows
Guard Gem Pre-order DLC
Windows
Scenario/Gems/Ancient Officers Set Pre-order DLC, part of Deluxe Edition
Windows
Male Custom Zhao Yun Set Available for free if pre-ordered or claim it within 14 days starting from East Asian launch date (December 23, 2021) and Western launch date (February 15, 2022)
Windows
Far Eastern Palace Hideout customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Panda Palace Hideout customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
School Gymnasium Hideout customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Dream Fortress Hideout customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Idol Stage Hideout customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Azure Dragon Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom White Tiger Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Vermilion Bird Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Black Tortoise Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Male Custom Ogre God Set & Female Custom Fu Hao Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Male Custom Regal Set & Female Custom Empress Dowager Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Cunning Concealment Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Fox Costume Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Panda Costume Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Angelic Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Demonic Armor Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Male Custom Heretic Set & Female Custom Sage Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Steel Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows
Unisex Custom Dragoon Set Character customization DLC, part of Season Pass DLC
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KoeiTecmo\Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires for Steam \*
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires\SYSTEMDATA\sinpmap.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1341200/pfx/[Note 2]
General settings are stored in registry while keyboard input setting is stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires\*.*
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1341200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[2]
Ultra-widescreen
Game only supports 16:9 resolutions.
Aspect ratios wider than 16:9 are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[3]
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Referred to as "Texture Filter".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Toggleable on/off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse bindings (Action controls)
Keyboard and mouse bindings (Action controls)
Keyboard and mouse bindings (Menu controls)
Keyboard and mouse bindings (Menu controls)

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
In-game and menu controls can be rebound separately.
Gamepad buttons are displayed regardless of the input used.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate sliders are available for field exploration and bow aiming.
Mouse input in menus
The menus must be navigated with either a mouse wheel or a keyboard. Left and right click can still be used for confirm and cancel, respectively.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate inversion options are available for field exploration, bow aiming, and photo mode.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Rotation Speed" and "Bow Camera Rotation Speed".
Separate sliders are available for each setting.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Separate inversion options are available for field exploration, bow aiming, and photo mode.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music, Sound Effects, and Voice.
Surround sound
Option to switch between 5.1 surround sound and stereo available via external settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Text language settings
Text language settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Manually change game's language[edit]

Registry edit to change game language
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KoeiTecmo\Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires for Steam \Graphic Setting.
  2. Find the language key and double click it.
  3. Change the value to the following corresponding list below:
    • 0 for Japanese
    • 1 for English
    • 2 for French
    • 3 for German
    • 4 for Traditional Chinese
    • 5 for Simplified Chinese
    • 6 for Korean
    • 7 for Italian
    • 8 for Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Windows Media Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 4460
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 370
2 GB (Nvidia), 4 GB (AMD) of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Commonly known as Shin Sangokumusou 8 Empires (Japanese: 真・三國無双8 Empires) in Asia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1341200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1341200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Update Information 1.0.1.1(2022/02/15) - last accessed on 2022-02-15
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-19
    Tested on a multi-monitor setup.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-19
    Tested by attempting to play the game at a 2560x1080 resolution. When it defaulted to a 1920x1080 resolution, I attempted to play the game in borderless windowed mode, which resulted in the game crashing.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-19
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.