The Empires version of Dynasty Warriors 9 will be out later in Japan this year, and will be out for Western & English-speaking markets next February.
Koei Tecmo announced during Tokyo Game Show 2021 that the action game and simulation hybrid title Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires will be out on 23rd December of this year for PS4 in Japan.
There’s no word on an English release at this point in time. The English version will be out on 15th February, 2022, for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
In addition to the 3D brawler action and strategy gameplay mashup, the sequel will have a robust Create-A-Warrior mode with a ton of custom parts, outfits, and costumes from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms saga.