The Chinese story based on the Three Kingdoms and its great novel is not exactly what we’ve seen from this era and this work…
So the basic concept is intriguing, but the developer/publisher pairing is also promising: Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is being worked on by Team Ninja, and the game, announced as a cross-gen title, will be published by Koei Tecmo. The overview by the publisher reveals that two big names are working on the game: Masaaki Yamagiwa was the producer of Bloodborne, and Fumihiko Yasuda was the producer of Nioh.
“Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts, attempting to overcome the odds by awakening the true power from within.
It’s madness in the Three Kingdoms like never before! A dark fantasy set during the chaotic Three Kingdoms period, the narrative vividly tells the tale of a militia soldier’s brutal fight for survival during a Later Han Dynasty infested with demons. Defeat deadly enemies to boost morale and awaken the power from within! Overcome adversity through unique new strategies, including battle styles based on the “Five Phases.”
Renowned for ruthless strikes that can instantly change the tide of battle, sword practitioners of the Chinese martial arts gracefully change pace as they shift between offensive and defensive manoeuvres. Overwhelm opponents with a flurry of force in a series of intense and bloody battles while learning the precision and skill necessary to become a true master of the sword.”
As we wrote earlier, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty: Three Kingdoms will be a cross-gen game. It’s coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. So once again, only the Nintendo Switch is out of the picture, but we’d like to add that anyone who subscribes to (Xbox) Game Pass will be happy to know that Team Ninja’s game will also be included in Microsoft’s monthly subscription service.