Back in 1997, Koei Tecmo released Dynasty Warriors for the PlayStation. It was a typical one-on-one fighting game starring historical figures from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history that didn’t make too much of a splash, yet its sequel, released in August 2000, carved a path into gaming history.
Titled Shin Sangokumusō in Japan (essentially making it as a spin-off to the original in Japan), it took the action into full 3D and had the player face off against swathes of enemies powered by the then-revolutionary PlayStation 2.
August 3rd marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of the “musou” genre, and series producer Akihiro Suzuki sat down for an interview with Famitsu to discuss the milestone. As Siliconera reports, he touched on many aspects like the experimentation with an open world in Dynasty Warriors 9 (which likely won’t return in future numbered titles), as well as the upcoming live-action movie which he found “wonderful.” Most intriguing of all, though, is there reference to “20th anniversary celebration titles”.
Yes, that’s titles, plural. Suzuki promises that they will be announced “soon”, but we have no more specifics than that. We’ll be sure to let you know if they’re Switch-bound as and when they’re announced!
In the meantime, you can check out the anniversary video released by Koei Tecmo earlier this week below: