Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty was one of the more unexpected reveals at Xbox’s summer showcase. The debut trailer didn’t have any gameplay, just cinematics to set the tone. However, Koei Tecmo has now released a gameplay trailer for the game, showing off the fast melee action Team Ninja is known for.

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The trailer is just over a minute long, but rapidly cuts between a whole of enemies and different moves, yielding a decent glimpse into what it will play like. The nameless protagonist can use fast offensive attacks and defensive maneuvers in ways that look like a mix of Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, two of the team’s most popular series. Team Ninja describes it as a “masocore” game, meaning it will still keep up the challenge found in those two franchises, as well. Players will be able to get a better look at the game before it comes out in early 2023 as it will be shown during Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show presentation on September 16.

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IGN also reported that Wo Long will have bigger and more vertical levels, which is why the main character can jump (as opposed to Nioh, which didn’t have a jump button). There will also be no stamina gauge and it will focus more on faster action, both of which stem from its commitment to Chinese martial arts. The team even mocapped actual Chinese martial arts practitioners, but dialed those actions up by hand to make them more fantastical.



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