Koei Tecmo Releases “Dynasty Warriors” 20th Anniversary Trailer, Illustration
Publisher Koei Tecmo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Dynasty Warriors series by releasing both a special anniversary trailer and illustration. Yes, it’s already been 20 years.
Developed by Omega Force and known as Shin Sangoku Musou in Japan, the first Dynasty Warriors title was released for PlayStation 2 on 3 August 2000. The game was designed to be an action-heavy spinoff of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy series, and popularized a new action sub-genre of “Musou”, characterized by fighting off large hordes of enemies. Dynasty Warriors would eventually get its own spinoffs (Samurai Warriors), and even a few crossover partnerships such as Nintendo’s Zelda-themed Hyrule Warriors.
So happy birthday, Dynasty Warriors! Remember, 20 is the new 10! Uh- nevermind… that last part sounds kind of pedo….
In any case, you can celebrate by watching the anniversary trailer, or – look at, I guess – the special anniversary image below.