First Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty gameplay trailer takes Team Ninja’s Nioh motion to China

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty was first introduced through the Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase earlier this summer season. At the time, we solely noticed some cinematic shots that exposed the game’s setting in Three Kingdoms-era China. Now, the debut gameplay trailer is exhibiting us how the game really performs, and there’s some actually aggressive motion right here.

As the official gameplay trailer reveals, Wo Long strikes at a a lot quicker tempo than Team Ninja’s earlier Nioh video games. Those acquired favorable comparisons to FromSoftware’s Dark Souls collection, and Wo Long will inevitably be held up in opposition to to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The fight system is filled with fast-moving counters and ending strikes, and it seems there’s no stamina bar to handle throughout fight both. That will maintain the faster tempo going.

Quite a lot of Nioh’s emblems will be clearly seen through the minute-long trailer. Our hero makes use of a wide range of weapons as they battle a bunch of dangerous guys, from foot troopers to leaping tigers to snake-summoning witches. As anticipated, there’s additionally a wholesome dose of magic at play: we will see lightning spells and a phoenix-like creature being summoned. Wo Long’s Steam web page (where you may add the game to your wishlist) mentions that fight incorporates the Five Phases, aka the components of fireplace, water, wooden, metallic, and earth, which correspond to levels of life.

Speaking of Steam, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty might be releasing on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. The game was revealed throughout a Microsoft showcase and might be accessible on Xbox and PC Game Pass on day one, however it can nonetheless be coming to PlayStation consoles as effectively. In phrases of the PC launch, it’ll be offered by Steam however not the Epic Games Store.

As for when that “day one” is occurring, Wo Long’s launch date remains to be up within the air. The first two trailers have promised a launch in “early 2023.” That hasn’t modified.