There’s a lot we don’t know about Dynasty Warriors 9 yet, but as we start getting more and more information about the game, the cooler things seem to get. It’s kind of like looking through a kaleidoscope where you get pieces of an image that are slowly sliding into place. One of the latest pieces to fit in comes from the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine, where it was revealed that Man Chong would become the next playable general in the series.
Here’s a copy of the magazine pages which have been going around since Siliconera broke the news in the states. Chong has been an NPC in previous installments, being more of a defensive character, but Dynasty Warriors 9 will make him playable for the first time. The real-life person he’s based upon has a far more interesting story than just being some handsome warrior with a rapier, particularly for being an official of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period of China.
But like a lot of Dynasty Warriors games, a lot of his accomplishments probably won’t be a factor, along with the fact that he has a hairstyle and clothes not native to Third Century anywhere on the globe. We still eagerly await to hear about a North American release date.