The Koei Tecmo Dark Souls Factory

The next Dynasty Warriors franchise template?

Alex Rowe
7 min readMar 13, 2023

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The character Zhao Yun in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on PS5
Wo Long PS5 screenshot taken by the author.

Koei Tecmo is famous for hitting on a good idea then producing a million copies of that idea. You need look no further than the long-running Dynasty Warriors game franchise to see this in action.

What started as a simple one-on-one fighting game grew into a massive action franchise about one hero…

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Alex Rowe

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