This new Dynasty Warriors movie trailer heavily leans into the games, to its benefit

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The rocking soundtrack fits so well

So, the Dynasty Warriorsmovie is almost out in China, as it’s set to debut on April 30.

Wait, what?! Yep, it’s a real thing, and it’s finally coming out after ages of hearing about it. I know it’s an international release, but it’s really flown under the radar in terms of recent overarching “game adaptation film” conversation especially in light of flicks like Sonic(which is getting a sequel) and the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot.

This trailer does the new Dynasty Warriorsmovie a lot of favors. It starts off with a little homage to the games, then jumps straight into over-the-top combat and big-picture military strategy footage. The anime-like moves look authentic, the costumes are on point, the game soundtrack is infused into this clip. Everything checks out on paper.

I don’t know why, but the “produced by Omega Force” logo at the beginning really got to me. A lot of the time when a gaming adaptation is produced, the original studio that started it all is completely forgotten. Like when “Sega” is credited with producing the Sonicmovie, and so on. But to see a trailer with the developer front and center: it’s a beautiful thing.