Wo Long Fallen Dynasty release date, trailers & more

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty release date, trailers & more
Images via Team Ninja

Written by 

Kiera Mills


15th Jun 2022 10:39

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is a soulslike game set in feudal China, by Nioh developers Team Ninja. With its recent announcement at the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase 2022, fans have been left wondering what they can expect from this new game.

This is especially given the fact that Elden Ring has been such a hit success, with many finishing the game and already itching for another soulslike. Stay tuned for everything we know so far on Wo Long Fallen Dynasty including, release date, trailers, gameplay and more.

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty release date and platforms

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty will arrive on the PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC on March 3, 2023.

The game will also be available on Xbox Games Pass upon launch. Stay tuned for further details on a precise release date, yet to be announced.

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty trailer

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty gameplay

Main protagonist from Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, overlooking a battlefield.
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Producers Fumihiko Yasuda (Nioh) and Masaaki Yamagiwa who has had previous experience working on Bloodborne for Sony, have confirmed that the game will play in the same challenging way as Nioh but will implement traditional Chinese martial arts within its combat system. This means the player will have to get to grips with the elegance but intrinsically fast-paced nature of Chinese martial arts to successfully play.

The game will operate on a moral system that will be affected every time the player dies. In a move similar to that of the nemesis system in Shadow of Mordor, enemies will also benefit if they successfully land a killing blow. How far this will differ from the nemesis system remains to be seen, Team Ninja have thus far remained mysterious on the specifics.

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty will be set in the popular Three Kingdoms era following the fall of the Han dynasty, a topic previously explored in successful titles such as Total War: Three Kingdoms. The grim setting of war lends itself well to a soulslike that already appears darker than Nioh.

The issue of the challenge being difficult, but fair has been expressed by Fumihiko Yasuda who has assured fans that the game will be punishing but not beyond the realms of any other soulslike on the market.

Unlike Elden Ring, Wo Long will follow the same gameplay structure laid out by Nioh and be more linear in design rather than open world. This means we can expect bigger set pieces crafted into the environmental design.

That's all for our coverage of the Wo Long release date and more, and now you know everything there is about the game.

Check out our Wo Long homepage for more guides.

Kiera Mills
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Kiera Mills
Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.
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