You’ll have to wait a few months if you want to see Team Ninja’s latest take on Nioh-style demon slaying. Koei Tecmo has confirmed that Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty arrives March 3 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC (via Microsoft Store and Steam). It will also be accessible via Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Wo Long is effectively Team Ninja’s love note to Koei Tecmo’s long-running obsession with Three Kingdoms-era China (see: Dynasty Warriors). You play as a militia member fighting a demonic attack in the later Han Period. You will meet famous warriors in the process. As with the Nioh series, you can expect an action-based combat system that rewards different play styles, but is also unforgiving – when the creators talk about gaining strength by “overcoming adversity”, it’s safe to assume you’ll die often.
You’ll have something to play with in the meantime, depending on your choice of platform. Sony has just revealed that the remastering Nothing 2 will be one of the PlayStation Plus Essential free games for November along with the Lego Harry Potter Collection and Heavenly Bodies.
It is not clear whether Wo Long will continue Team Ninja’s record. There is a large potential audience, at least. Team Ninja has announced that the two Nioh games have shipped a combined 7 million copies since the franchise’s debut in February 2017. While that won’t make FromSoftware nervous (Elden Ring alone sold 16.6 million units by July this year), it suggests that the new title could have many fans.