Sandboxers and Hollywood script writers, keep your eyes on Age of Wushu. If you've ever wanted to run up walls, align yourself with a game's boss mobs, kidnap and ransom off your fellow players, or write about it into a television script to include your gamer audience, then Snail Games has something that's sure to grab your attention.If you're in Europe or China, it's Age of WuShu Liang.
- It certainly raised our eyebrows, andSnail Games' new Age of Wushu (also known as Age of Wulin in Europe and its native China) is apparently going to allow you to do just that. If so, you're probably making a killing in martial arts tournaments and not reading Massively. But don't worry, there's still hope for the rest of us: Snail Games'upcoming free-to-play, wuxia-centric title, Age of Wushu is now officially announced.Tomorrow, Snail Games USA will officially announce its newest title, Age of WuShu Liang -- but we've got an exclusive sneak peek to share with you before that happens!
- Characters attack in slow-motion while performing seemingly impossible Matrix-like jumps through space.Combat, unsurprisingly, is based on wuxia-style martial arts, and will feature what the team calls a "counter combat system," which makes it sound like combat could be based around a system of attacks, counters, reversals, and so forth, just like in true martial arts.Finally, MMO Culture says that player decisions relative to the boss sidekick system will affect the world storyline for every player on a given server.
- We don't know how just yet, but we'll certainly keep our eyes on this curious new mechanic.The full documentary is 15 minutes long and embedded just after the cut, so if you can't wait to see more of the game, check it out and keep your eyes peeled for more updates as the game approaches localization and launch.If anything, other folks may have to figure out how much jumping they need to do in order to keep up. However, that isn't the only combat addition. As odd as it sounds, AoW also uses a rock-paper-scissors mechanic.