Having clarified the similarities between the difficulty of Bloodborne and Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, the exponents of Team Ninja rattle off a whole series of details on the morality system and on the equipment of their next soulslike set in Ancient China.
In the days immediately following the announcement of Wo Long Fallen Dynasty from the media frame of the Xbox Showcase, the producer of Team Ninja Fumihiko Yasuda chatted with the IGN.com journalists to help us outline the playful, narrative and content perimeter of their next action RPG.
The exponent of Team Ninja begins in his speech by describing the system of morality the Wo Long gameplay experience will focus on: “Since our title narrates the tumultuous events of the war that broke out in the Three Kingdoms period, we had to devise a system of morality that revolves precisely around the morality of the warrior. Both the player and the enemies will be subject to this moral code, and this will bring new dynamics to the soulslike adventure genre. This system will also change the player’s relationship with death. You will always gain something by defeating a strong enemy, but the same will happen to enemies when they kill your alter-ego.balance between the forces in the field it will change every time someone important dies “.
No less interesting is the passage of the interview in which the producer of Wo Long discusses the depth and variety of equipment usable in battle or in map exploration: “Fans of the Three Kingdoms period are asking for special weapons for each of the warlords, and that’s something we want to offer them. Compared to Nioh, though, you won’t need to constantly upgrade your weapon or armor, and you certainly won’t get a object from every foe beaten. This is not the main goal of Wo Long’s design, our aim is to make it easier for players to focus on the gameplay. This does not mean, however, that there will be no a great variety of weapons to choose from“.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is scheduled to launch in 2023 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S, with immediate arrival in the catalog of games available “free” by subscribers to Xbox or PC Game Pass.