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

The rocking soundtrack fits so well

So, the Dynasty Warriors movie 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 Warriors movie 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 Sonic movie, and so on. But to see a trailer with the developer front and center: it’s a beautiful thing.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!