Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty: Platforms, demo, trailers, plot & everything we know

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a new Soulslike title from Nioh developers Team Ninja and gathered together every available detail about this action-packed adventure. 

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty was revealed at the Xbox & Bethesda showcase on June 12, 2022. Coming from the developers of the Nioh franchise, Team Ninja is taking players into a new dark fantasy adventure.

The game’s similarity to the Nioh series is an excellent sign of the quality we can expect and we’ve got all the details on this promising title, including when you can play the demo. Here’s everything we know so far.

You can also read our Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty preview here.

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Players will be facing off against all manner of deadly foes in their journey across the Three Kingdoms – including demons and Yellow Turban rebels.

Does Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty have a release date?

Yes, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty will release on March 3, 2023.

What platforms will it be on?

If you’re looking to get your fix of mythical action, then look for this game on Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4|5, and PC.

Players who own Xbox Games Pass will get Day One access to Team Ninja’s promising action adventure.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty demo

A recent tweet on the game’s official Twitter account revealed that players will be able to go hands-on “in the near future”.

While no timeframe was given, we’ll update this section once we know more.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty trailers

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty gameplay

While the trailer didn’t dive into any full mission showcases, we did get an insight into the game’s combat. Team Ninja is responsible for bringing us the Ninja Gaiden and Nioh franchises, which focus heavily on swordsmanship and fast-paced dueling.

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This game seems to be taking a similar approach, albeit with an injection of fantasy and mythical beasts to defeat. Players can “overcome adversity through unique new strategies, including battle styles based on the “Five Phases.”

The game will also feature a character creator and something the dev has described as a “new morale system”, alongside online multiplayer.

Multiplayer works a lot like Nioh in that players will need to gather a certain item in order to summon allies into their game. In Wo Long, this is the Tiger Seal item that can be used to summon either an NPC ally or another player into the game world. Tiger Seals are scarce and should be used wisely.

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What is the game about?

According to developers Team Ninja, the game will follow “a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms.” The game’s concept comes from Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa and Nioh producer Fumihiko Yasuda.

Wo Long is set in China during the era of the Three Kingdoms from 220 to 280 AD. The game is based on Luo Guanzhong’s 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. However, judging from the zombies and dragon spirits we’ve seen in the game, we imagine it’s going to be a very loose adaptation of that historical novel.

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Fans of Dynasty Warriors may also recognize the time period, as like many of those games, Wo Long is set during the Yellow Turban Rebellion in ancient China. However, like Nioh, we’re likely to see a supernatural twist to the tale.

The game is reported to be around forty hours long, which is around how long each Nioh game was. A recent exclusive IGN video showed off some impressive gameplay that also had heavy Nioh vibes. It depicts a boss battle against Aoye, a giant bull creature from ancient Chinese mythology. In the video, the player dies multiple times, ensuring any concerns about Wo Long being too easy were unfounded.

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We can’t wait to play Team Ninja’s next game and the other great titles shown at the Xbox & Bethesda showcase. For now, make sure to keep up with every major release coming to Xbox and PC:

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