Releasing on multiple platforms (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4) including going straight onto Xbox Game Pass now, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is an action RPG developed by Team NINJA.
Set in the Later Han Dynasty, China during 184 AD, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty tells the story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a world plagued by demons, full of chaos and destruction.
There are plenty of opportunities to customise your gaming experience. First up, at the start of the game you get to create your avatar. You’ll also get to work with ‘Phases’, levelling you up as progress is made. Each phase has its own strengths and weaknesses, so choose wisely as this will determine your fighting style.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty also offers different options for closed range attacks. You get to deflect and counter attacks using your melee weapons, which results in your spirit gauge filling. Eventually, you can use this to unleash “spirit attacks”, and use special combat moves or cast elemental spells. You can also choose from one of five “Divine Beasts”, your fighting side-kicks who offer assistance during combat.
Want to fight alone or in a pair? With Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty you get to make this decision as the game also includes a cooperative multiplayer mode, where you can summon a friend to help out during combat and take on the game’s challenges.
“As someone who has been fascinated by the ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ depicted in manga and movies since I was a child, I was thrilled to be able to fulfill my dream of creating a game about the Three Kingdoms period,” said Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Producer, Fumihiko Yasuda. “It is our hope that you will enjoy the intensity that is distinctive of Team NINJA games, as you utilize various strategies to challenge the powerful warriors and vicious demons that stand in your way.”
Development Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa added, “We received a great deal of feedback from those who played the trial version of the game, and we have done our utmost to exceed their expectations. We hope that you will enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere of this Team NINJA creation, the challenge of confronting threats, and the joy that is sure to follow.”
And one final decision to make – do you go for standard or deluxe edition?
To tempt you to spend the extra cash, the Deluxe Edition comes with perks including a Digital Art Book, Digital Mini Soundtrack and the Season Pass, which includes additional DLCs scheduled to be released in June, September and December 2023. Plus, your avatar will get to fight proudly sporting the Baihu Armour if you purchase before March 16th 2023.
With both the Standard (£54.99) and Deluxe (£74.99) editions available to buy and download from the Xbox Store, with the standard version being released straight onto Game Pass, the choice is yours.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty promises to be an exciting addition to the action RPG genre. With its dark fantasy setting, unique combat system, and cooperative multiplayer mode, it looks like a good buy for fans of the action RPG genre. Make sure to check out our full review, coming soon.
Update: Our full review of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is now live.
From the depths of darkness, a dragon soars. A new dark fantasy Three Kingdoms action RPG, presented by Team NINJA. 184 AD, Later Han Dynasty China. The land is overcome by chaos and destruction. The imperial dynasty that prospered for many years is now about to collapse. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a 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. Wo Long refers to a crouching dragon, and also refers to a hero or person of greatness who is not yet known. This is the story of officers, who will later become heroes, during their ‘unknown’ period, and also the story of a protagonist’s rise from being a ‘nobody’.