Wo Long’s first gameplay blows its pre-rendered teaser out of the water

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja’s upcoming wuxia action game, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, just got its first gameplay trailer (opens in new tab) and an updated Steam (opens in new tab) page. The gameplay and world on offer pretty much sent my personal interest in the game from zero to 100 at the drop of a hat.

We knew from Microsoft’s summer showcase (opens in new tab) that Wo Long would take the Soulsborne-derived combat stylings of Team Ninja’s recent Nioh games and transpose them on a mythic, ancient Chinese setting⁠—relatively under-utilized in gaming outside the long-running Dynasty Warriors franchise. That’s an exciting concept, but there’s a difference between finding out about it through a pre-rendered trailer, and seeing it demonstrated through some (admittedly cinematic and massaged) gameplay.

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