The open-world action RPG Where Winds Meet, revealed during Gamescom Opening Night Live, will transport players into medieval China’s Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
An open-world RPG set in medieval China titled Where Winds Meet was revealed during the recent Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 event. The exciting showcase ushered in this year’s Gamescom congress, which returned to Germany after two years as an entirely online event. The event revealed many exciting projects, like the upcoming open-world survival MMO Dune, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game and Where Winds Meet also got a standout debut.
The gaming industry has exposed players to a variety of fantasy and real-life settings, and many gamers seem to be particularly drawn to the ancient Japanese style. The country’s history is rife with interesting ideas like samurai, ninja, feudal lords, and fencing, making it the ultimate setting for an open-world history title. Sucker Punch Productions’ samurai reimagining Ghost of Tsushima released in 2020 is a striking example of how historical events in Japan can fit perfectly into an action game. Trek to Yomi is also inspired by the samurai on screen, albeit with a supernatural twist, and an Assassin’s Creed installment in Feudal Japan has also been rumored recently.
The trailer for Where Winds Meet, an open-world adventure developed by Everstone Games, was recently shared by thegameawards to YouTube after it premiered on Gamescom Opening Night Live. As revealed by IGN, the game will be set in a period of political division in medieval China known as the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. While the game doesn’t take place in Japan, Where Winds Meet’s fencing system and open-world structure look quite similar to Ghost of Tsushima and Assassin’s Creed. Aside from the intense sword fights, the game is also said to have an emphasis on RPG elements, with the player being able to choose sides in China’s political conflict and adopt a variety of fighting styles.
With Where Winds Meet yet to have an exact release date, rumors suggest that Ghost of Tsushima 2 is also in development at Sucker Punch Productions. Set during the Mongol invasion of Tsushima island in 1274, the first game sees samurai Jin Sakai embracing ninja tactics to help liberate his home. Ghost of Tsushima both twists the truth of Japanese history while paying homage to samurai films, especially the works of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The Where Winds Meet trailer presents a fascinating and immersive journey into medieval Chinese history. The open-world epic promises fast-paced battles along with a thrilling story set during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. While no release date has been given, Where Winds Meet is sure to make a splash whenever it arrives.
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