I bet you didn’t wake up this morning with a dream to play out a traditional manga about a 19th century Chinese Robin Hood, did you? Well, The Legend of Tianding is throwing you into the wanted shoes of Liao Tianding – robber of the rich, and feeder of the poor.
Releasing today onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass as well as previously being available on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam), The Legend of Tianding sees you action-platforming across early 1900s Taipei as a vigilante on the run from the Japanese authorities. The only way to escape, and to continue your thieving ways, is to battle it out with all manner of kung fu moves, grapple hooks, and advanced aerial combos. Think of this as a beautifully stylised manga version of Streets of Rage, and you get the picture.
As you progress through the story, taking on military leaders, greedy business top-dogs and much more as bosses, you’ll slowly acquire more gear and equippable talismans to tailor your version of Liao to your unique playstyle. Whether you duke it out as a tanky character and reduce the damage you take, or hope to zip around the screen, grapple hook in hand, when restoring stamina faster, you can be sure enemies will go flying left, right and centre.
If you fancy picking up a copy for The Legend of Tianding on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One, then head over to the Xbox Store where it’s selling for £16.99. Game Pass subscribers can also pick this one up free of charge. Alternatively, the game is available on PC and Switch.
Keep an eye out for our review soon.
Play as Liao Tianding (AKA. Liāu Thiam-Ting), vigilante of Taipei city and wanted by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwan’s legendary outlaw. Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked and presented in the style of Traditional Chinese Manga. Battle the colonial authorities in style with a tanto, waist sash, and fast paced Kung Fu in tightly tuned technical combat. Execute advanced aerial combos, steal weapons from your enemies, use your waist sash and grappling hook to fly around the battlefield, and strike fear into the hearts of your oppressors. Take on incredible bosses like deadly courtesans, greedy businessmen, and even military leaders, each one guaranteed to challenge you with their dynamic abilities and brutal attacks. Explore the Dadaocheng area of Taipei city as it looked like in the early 1900’s Run through colorful streets, ride on a speeding train, and make your escape through dark sewers, all done in the style of a retro Traditional Chinese Manga. Even the playing field and tailor Liao Tianding to your playstyle with different equippable talismans! These magical items grant you bonuses such as recovering more health from food, regaining stamina faster, or even reducing the damage you take.