The ESRB has now rated Dynasty Warriors 9 and it gives us a description of some of the content you can expect to see in the game when it releases in early 2018.
Dynasty Warriors 9 has been rated T for teenagers. The content descriptors are “Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence”. The game was rated on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The rating summary says: “This is a tactical action game in which players assume the role of warriors battling for control of ancient China. Players engage in hack-and-slash combat with hordes of enemy soldiers using swords, spears, crossbows, hammers, and bladed weapons. Battles are highlighted by sword-slashing effects, impact sounds, and cries of pain; enemies collapse to the ground when killed. In a handful of cutscenes, characters are depicted impaled by arrows and spears. The game contains references to alcohol in the dialogue (e.g., “I hope you can hold your alcohol, because I want to have a few drinks tonight”; “He loves wine, too, and drinks a lot of it”; “I like to share some wine with my friends.”). The word “bastard” appears in the game.”
The game will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America and Europe on February 13th, 2018.