Koei Tecmo announced today that Dynasty Warriors 9 will be coming to the West.

Revealed in December for Japan, the latest title from developer Omega Force will release to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam in North America and Europe, although a date was not confirmed.

Dynasty Warriors 9 will be the first open world game in the series, allowing players to explore "from the lush cedar woods and bamboo forests of Chengdu to the legendary Great Wall."

In addition to the 84 characters returning from Empires, two new playable characters - Man Chong from the kingdom of Wei, and Zhou Cang from the kingdom of Shu will join Dynasty Warriors 9's line up.

Characters Sun Shangxiang, Lu Xun, and Lu Bu will also be getting new costume designs.

Dynasty Warriors 9 is available to pre-order at Mighty Ape.