As the game proves Nara Card: Blade And upcoming Black Myth: Wukong It has been successful in Western audiences, but has recently developed a desire for action games made in China. Add another to the list to follow: Wuchang: Fallen Feather is a new soul-like action role-playing game set in the fantasy version of the Ming Dynasty. Check out the game trailer above to learn about the 18-minute characters, battles, and a terrifying boss encounter.
Taken from several periods of Chinese mythology, Wuchang: Luoyu casts you into a mysterious woman with a nasty long sword. The Ming Dynasty was destroyed and the whole country was in chaos. People seemed to have germinated feathers due to a strange disease, which eventually drove them crazy. Basically, no one has fun.
The trailer shows the many locations you would expect in a dark Chinese fantasy: hazy temples, rainy village streets, and bloody battlefields. Developer Leenzee Games stated that it was inspired by real-life ancient Chinese societies such as Sanxingdui and Jinsha, which disappeared in the last few centuries BC. Researchers believe that the reason for its disappearance may be floods, earthquakes or political revolutions.
Even according to modern Soulslike standards, the gameplay is a bit stiff. However, this is a pre-alpha version of the game, so it is entirely possible that some aspects will be changed through release. The player character runs at a strange speed, and compared to Wukong’s goofy antics, her sword swing is somewhat insufficient. Some people in various comment sections expressed hesitation about how similar it is to Dark Souls and Bloodborne, even including backstab moves and gunfire parry. There is even a two-handed axe, reminiscent of a blood-borne rifle spear.
The trailer ends with a boss battle with a giant monster with a female face, and then the face is pulled back to reveal the skull of a giant bird-like inside. Again, this is exactly what you would expect (beat the boss a few times before retreating, while performing some impressive attack animations), but its movements do look good and creepy.
Wuchang: Falling feathers are planned to be released on PC and game consoles, but it has not yet been determined when it will be released.