Koei Tecmo promised some Dynasty Warriors news for Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online, and here it is: Dynasty Warriors 9 will be getting its own Empires title. It'll release on both PS5 and PS4 in "early 2021". You can watch the brief teaser trailer above.
For those unfamiliar with the Empires spin-off series, they add a strategic element to the hacking and slashing that Dynasty Warriors is known for. You conquer ancient China region by region, steadily building your forces along the way. They're usually good fun because of how dynamic they are.
Hopefully Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires is a cut above the immensely disappointing Dynasty Warriors 9.