The authors of Wo Long Fallen DynastyTeam Ninja’s new soulslike, spoke to IGN USA about managing the equipment system and the loot of the new game, which will be different from that of Nioh.
“Fans of the Three Kingdoms period will want certain weapons for the different warlords, and that’s definitely something we want to accomplish. Compared to NiohHowever, you won’t need to constantly upgrade your weapons or armor, and every enemy doesn’t necessarily drop an item. That’s not the main focus of Wo Long’s game design, because we wanted the player to be able to focus more easily on the action. That said, we still have a great variety of weapons to choose from, ”Yasuda said.
In other words, you won’t need to keep getting loot and changing your gear to continue. Wo Long Fallen Dynasty therefore significantly changes the management of equipment compared to Nioh. The system of aesthetic customization of the character, which will be expanded starting from that of Nioh 2 more than modified.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
“In Souls-style games, you always face a tough challenge, so it’s only natural that you want a character you can relate to. There’s no better way to do that than create your own character“explained Yamagiwa.
The anonymous main character appears to have a important role in history. Yasuda also tells us that the game title refers directly to the main character.
“Wo Long in Chinese means’crouching dragon‘. The dragon is arguably the most iconic divine beast in Chinese mythology, so we decided to go with a dragon-based title from the very beginning of the project. Fans of the Three Kingdoms period will likely link it to military strategist Zhuge Liang, known as Wo Long. However, the reason we chose this title is that the idea of a dragon crouching to pounce symbolizes a hero who has not yet become famous. The Three Kingdoms period is very long, but we are only the beginning of it. During this time, the iconic figures of the Three Kingdoms period were not yet known to the public. More than any other, however, the protagonist is one of those heroes who have not yet become famous, “said Yasuda.
Staying on the subject of Wo Long Fallen Dynasty: the difficulty level was discussed by the producer, who worked on Bloodborne.