Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it’s not a disguised Nioh 3!  A game that thinks even bigger

Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it’s not a disguised Nioh 3! A game that thinks even bigger

Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it’s not a disguised Nioh 3!  A game that thinks even bigger

Game news Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it’s not a disguised Nioh 3! A game that thinks even bigger

Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty is definitely one of the games to watch very closely: it’s developed by Team Ninja, the studio behind the two Niohs, and its adventure looks frankly promising. The opportunity for the studio to take stock of the very nature of the game.

A Nioh 3, Chinese sauce?

Announced with great fanfare at the Xbox Summer Game Fest 2022 conference, make no mistake about the very nature of Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it’s not an Xbox exclusive (coming to PlayStation too) and no, it’s not Nioh 3. Well, not really. Our colleagues from games blog they could talk with Masaki Yamagiwaone of the producers of fromSoftware’s infamous Bloodborne recently joined Team Ninja to work on Wo-Long.

First he returned to the very conception of the title, which, let us remember, will interfere in Chinese mythology:

(…) We immediately thought of China, the history of the Three Kingdoms, the history in general and the gigantism of this country, the various landscapes it offers. The more time passed, the more seriously we thought about this possibility, until we got to the point where we decided to look further, and make this idea a whole new game with its own identity.

Basically, Wo-Long was therefore well on his way to becoming a new Nioh … except the two franchises now share real differences..

Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it's not a disguised Nioh 3!  A game that thinks even biggerWo-Long Fallen Dynasty: no, it's not a disguised Nioh 3!  A game that thinks even bigger

A great atmosphere and gameplay

When the question “Is it Wo-Long Nioh 3?” happens, Yamagiwa does not hesitate to answer negatively.

So no, it’s a new franchise and a new game, which is its “thing”. Here, China is used as a backdrop. With a dark fantasy overlay. We will use real Chinese locations and focus on the history of China and the game will have its own atmosphere. It’s not Nioh 3!

The developer then continues with the game differences that reside between the two licenses.

Wo Long will differ from Nioh on many points. It’s not just a change of scenery and story, and in the end the two games are very different indeed! For example, here we can jump and there is no resistance measurement system! Where Nioh made you play like a samurai and built on that idea, there Chinese martial arts pushed us to create something new.

The game will be faster, more nervous, the offensive and defensive movements are also important, and in terms of combat we can really say that the two titles will be very different. And of course, the design will also be different and the levels will be bigger.

In short, a production that has its ambitions, which are also to be watched carefully until its release in 2023. It will also be in Xbox Game Pass from the day it arrives.


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