Kingdom: The Blood Teaser Trailer is Out – The Popular Netflix K-Zombie Series Gets a Game
Action Square has recently released a teaser trailer and art illustrations of its latest online RPG game Kingdom: The Blood. The game is an adaptation of the popular South Korean Netflix series Kingdom; the series is known for its unique take on zombies and medieval Korean politics.
Kingdom: The Blood is going to be an action-horror RPG game with support for multiplayer; once complete, the game will be available for download on both PC and mobile with cross-platform support.
Action Square is developing the game in partnership with AStory production studio. The South Korean company Action Square has titles like ANVIL & Blade II under its belt, while AStory is likely to be responsible for the soundtracks and scripts, basically the artistic side of things.
Fans of K-drama or just zombies, in general, will surely love this game because of the thrilling storyline, not to mention the well-written terrifying zombies that make sense.
Keep in mind that the game’s development just started last year. Even though we got a teaser trailer and a few art illustrations, there are no hints or mentions of a release date or schedule for now.
The Game Story
Kingdom: The Blood, like the series, will be set in 1600 AD during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty. As per the teaser, the game’s main protagonist will be the kind and noble Crown Prince Lee Chang.
In any case, the developers said that they plan to stay true to the original series, adapting the majority of the storyline and gameplay elements from it. That means the game will revolve around the central plot of the series, “inheriting the royal bloodline,” basically a ruthless war for power amidst a terrifying zombie apocalypse.
The thirst for power combined with the poor living conditions of the lower class is what drives the zombie plague to uncontrollable proportions.
The overall story and depth of the characters will be enough to win over the players; all they have to do is nail the combat system and immersive atmosphere. Kingdom: The Blood could stand a chance to win the game of the year once released.
The Gameplay Elements
The overall tone of the teaser suggests that the game is likely to be heavily horror-focused with a stage or level-based system. It could be similar to the progression system used in Sekiro: Shadows die twice, hopefully, with a more relaxed combat system.
As for the visuals, Kingdom: The Blood will be a third-person game with amazing 3D graphics featuring a detailed recreation of medieval Korea. The game is being built on Unreal Engine 4, the same engine used for games like:
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Shenmue 3
- Sea Of Thieves
- Borderlands 3
- Little Nightmares 1 & 2
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Well, you get the idea, the engine is certainly capable of pushing the graphical limits, not to mention the game physics; it’s all up to the developers on how to use it.
Like the series, the game certainty will showcase the raw brutality of the zombies, maybe even include a few well-timed jumps scares, increasing the horror aspect. The combat system will likely consist of primitive weapons like swords, spears, bows, knives as well as cannons, and rifles; there could even be kites and other innovations from the show.
About “Kingdom” The Netflix Series
The Kingdom is a 2019 South Korean Netflix series depicting the dark side of unquestioned power and status. The series is set during the Joseon Dynasty, just three years after the Imjin War in 1600 AD. The series has two seasons with a third on the way, not to mention a separate 90 min sequel, “Kingdom: Ashin of the North“.
Without getting into spoiler territory, let’s just say it’s a binge-worthy show on par with the deceit and shocking twists of Game of Thrones; if you loved Train To Busan, then you will surely take a liking to Kingdom; they both have similar gory zombies design.
The cast members include:
- Ju Ji-Hoon as Crown Prince Lee Chang
- Bae Doona as Seo Bi
- Kim Sungkyu as Young Shin
- Hye-jun Kim as Queen Consort Cho
- Jun Suk-ho as Cho Beom Pal
- Jun Ji-Hyun as Ashin
- Ryu Seung-ryong as Cho Hak Joo
That’s it for now; stay tuned for more gaming news and do check out the Kingdom: The Blood teaser trailer and the series itself for a change of pace.