Koei Tecmo’s long-running Dynasty Warriors franchise has been around in one form or another for almost 20 years. Most entries in the franchise are massive scale brawlers, but the series has dipped its toes into different genres. For the latest entry, the developer goes tactical with Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers.
Currently scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Godseekers is similar to another spinoff of the franchise. The well received Dynasty Tactics series eschewed the large scale brawls of the series in favor of a more strategic approach to battle. This game will take cues from that series, although Koei Tecmo hasn’t revealed exactly how similar the two will be.
As with past entries, Godseekers will be set during China’s historic Three Kingdoms period. The story will specifically follow series mainstay Zhao Yun, as well as two new faces, Lei Bin, Yun’s childhood friend, and Lixia, a young girl with mysterious powers.
Koei Tecmo was nice enough to provide further details on the plot, which can be glimpsed below.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers unfolds during the chaotic end days of the Han dynasty, when ancient China was overwhelmed by uprisings and internal strife within its imperial court. The story follows renowned warrior Zhao Yun and his close friend Lei Bin, who unwittingly liberate a young girl, Lixia, from a mystical prison. The two friends and the mysterious Lixia then find themselves entangled in a pivotal struggle for the salvation of the world, wherein they must navigate the maelstrom that is Three Kingdoms era China, meet countless great warriors and take part in historic battles. In their efforts to unravel the mystery behind Lixia’s imprisonment, Zhao Yun and Lei Bin uncover a hidden, terrible fate, forcing them to make difficult decisions in a battle that will echo throughout history.
The developer will no doubt release additional information on Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers as the game’s January 31, 2017 release date approaches, so be sure to stay tuned for more.