A few days back, I wrote about a stunning action RPG from China which is currently in development, Pan Long Online (link). This week, here is yet another awesome masterpiece from the same country. Introducing Song Dynasty Online (direct translation), a self-proclaimed “4th generation” martial arts MMORPG. The game has many similarities with Age of Wulin (link), but at the same time having different features as well.
After going through Song Dynasty’s teaser website, I have compiled a small table on the game’s many features, which you can have a look below. Some of the features, like running on water surfaces and day/ night system, can be seen in the debut trailer above.
As mentioned, there are no classes or clans in Song Dynasty Online, so how do players learn skills? Well, there are 9 different weapons to choose from, with players free to choose from any at different times. All these weapons are swords, blades and spears. Players can access skills according to what weapon they are wielding.
Before I forget, all action in the game are done via motion capture by trained actual martial artists, similar to the system found in Age of Wulin.
Song Dynasty Online, as the name suggests, portrays a vivid and vibrant world according to actual historical records and paintings during the Song Dynasty era. The game is currently still in development, so stay tuned for more info!