As Koei Tecmo continues ramping up to the release of Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires on February 15th — and whatever comes next for the series — they’ve also taken a look back and decided to shut down one long-running entry in the franchise. Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z (aka Dynasty Warriors Online Z) has been running and regularly updated in Japan since it launched on PC in 2006. A PlayStation 3 release followed in 2010 with a dedicated Vita version in 2015 but they’ve each been shut down over the intervening years. The latest news came on December 15th when the team announced plans to shut down the remaining PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Thank you for your continued patronage of “Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z”. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the entire development and operation team. “Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z” will be discontinued on February 24, 2022 (Thursday) at 10:30 (scheduled). Please check the notes below and continue to enjoy until the end date.
● January 20, 2022 (Thursday) 10:30 (planned)
・ “Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z” in-game currency “Musou Coin” will be discontinued
● February 24, 2022 (Thursday) ) 10:30 (scheduled)
・ “Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z” service end
・ “PlayStation 4” version “Shin Sangoku Musou Online Z” free download stop
● February 24, 2022 (Thursday) 15:00 (scheduled)
・ Start accepting refund applications for unused “Musou Coin”
● May 26, 2022 (Thursday) 10:30 (scheduled)
・ Refund application acceptance closed
The official post has a few more details in FAQ form about the refund process and what happens with current Musou Coin purchases. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news over the last week, it’s been crazy busy here at the end of the year.