20 years, 20 gazillion grunts wrecked

Amazingly, it has been 20 years since the debut of RPG-brawler collection Dynasty Warriors. To have a good time two full a long time of field-clearing brawls and 1 vs. 10,000 motion, writer Koei Tecmo has launched a birthday video trying again at the franchise’ storied historical past.

The “original” Dynasty Warriors was a weapon-based one-on-one fighter that launched for the PlayStation again in 1997. Koei Tecmo, nevertheless, select to recognise the collection’ true “birth” with the launch of 2000’s Dynasty Warriors 2 for the PlayStation 2. Dynasty Warriors 2 reinvented the collection as the en masse brawler we all know right this moment, impressing audiences with its mix of interval melodrama and epic battle scenes.

Over the ensuing years, the collection has continued to develop and develop, having seen 9 mainline entries alongside all kinds of expansions and spin-offs. Koei Tecmo has additionally utilised Dynasty Warriors’ gameplay for a collection of comparable titles incorporating common manufacturers akin to One Piece, Fist of the North Star, The Legend of Zelda, and even Gundam.

The newest mainline entry, Dynasty Warriors 9, is accessible now on PS4, PC, and Xbox One.