Gameplay of South Korean game developer Action Square’s Kingdom: The Blood was released on July 11, 2022, staying true to its commitment while announcing its key lineup for 2022 in March. The role-playing game (RPG) is an adaptation of the famous Netflix political period horror thriller series ‘Kingdom.’
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<Three Kingdoms : Legend of War> will be released in the global market with partner TiltingPoint.
Plus, the first trailer for Netflix series "Kingdom" based <Kingdom : The Blood> will be introduced in 2Q. pic.twitter.com/8b5NP8f69W
— ActionSquare (@action2quare) March 24, 2022
The single and multiplayer action RPG that will be available for PC, iOS, and Android is about a zombie apocalypse set in medieval Korea during the rule of the Joseon Dynasty. The story follows Crown Prince Lee Chang and his subordinates, who stumble across an unnatural zombie invasion while investigating the mysterious circumstances around his father’s disappearance.
The released gameplay and the game depict how lines between video games and entertainment have been porous since Street Fighter was released in 1994. Famous games have been turned into movies like Warcraft, Tombraider, Angry Birds, and vice versa.
Kingdom: The Blood Gameplay Trailer is out!
— Kingdom:The Blood (@KingdomTheBlood) July 11, 2022
The exciting part is that the Netflix K-drama Kingdom is inspired by the popular webtoon series The Kingdom of Gods, released in 2015. The story set around 1400 and 1900 is about a prince striving to save his land from an encroaching plague. The Japanese manga version had a similar story. Later Netflix released two seasons of the K-drama Kingdom, consisting of 12 episodes.
The gameplay released by Action square has stayed true to the spirit of the Netflix series, which is incredibly bloody, featuring tightly choreographed sword swinging and raw action; all available in high-quality 3D graphics with superbly designed in-game characters.
The game will feature a story mode and conquest mode. The gameplay has recreated Korean cultural traits with utmost care and is visible from the characters and aesthetics in the video. According to Action Square, a professional Korean sword dancer was motion captured for the combat, and its designers faithfully recreated historical details around clothing and the palaces.