Dynasty Warriors 9 hasn't been a fan-favourite in the series, but Koei Tecmo will be hoping to make it a better experience with the incoming new modes, including split-screen and online co-op, which they recently announced via an interview with Famitsu.
Akihiro Suzuki and Atsushi Miyauchi, the game's producer and director respectively, revealed that the new co-op features go live today, meaning you can play either with your friends or random players using matchmaking. For now, PlayStation 4 players can't play together with Steam though (it's unclear if they can play with Xbox One players), and you need a PS Plus membership to play the online features.
There will also be a digital demo version of Dynasty Warriors 9 launching on November 1, featuring 90 officers and around four hours of content, with online co-op enabled too. You can also buy Character Scenarios from the main game in this trial version, starting from 200 to 400 Yen.
Furthermore, Miyauchi and Suzuki said that so far they have no plans to add more characters, but there will be new costumes, weapons, and scenarios in the form of DLCs in the next half year, starting in November.
If you have yet to play the game, check out our review and some videos below. Will you be battling with a friend?