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Age of Wushu: Franchise Expanding in Big Ways

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,613MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Snail Games has announced that Age of Wushu's franchise is expanding in several new ways. According to the press release, there will be a major feature film based on the IP. Additionally, the team has announced that AoW will be appearing on both mobile devices and consoles.

"The Age of Wushu game looks and plays like a major martial arts motion picture so bringing the property to movie screens is a logical evolution," said Shi Hai, founder and chairman, Snail Games. "Our goal has always been for the property to reach the widest audience so evolving to a feature film and expanding the experience to consoles and mobile devices continues our plan."

Snail Games promises to reveal more in the very near future. Stay tuned. In the meantime, find out more about Age of Wushu.

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  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    Consoles O.o
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon

    Wow lol. If I'm not mistaken the movie is in the works. You know Jet-Li will be in it.

     

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, Age of Wushu? Awesomesauce.

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member

    Really that just means AoW is returning to one of it's major roots Wuxia books and movies.

    It will lose the advantage it has in the MMO market being one of the only truly Wuxia MMOs,9dragons being the onyl other one that comes to mind.It will have to compete with dozens of other Wuxia films and books in production in China where Wuxia is the largest genre of anything.Not to mention the 1000s of items already in existence.So this could easily be a financial disaster.

    On the other hand the game is huge in China and that will probably offset the above unless the products made are truly terrible.

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon

    Age Of Wushu and SnailGames USA gave the game a bit of a bad rap in the west but thankfully Age Of Wulin  makes up for it ten fold, we are lucky Europeans.

    Anyway the game has some really great features and here we have more of the weather system that actually changes the world around you.

    http://www.mmoculture.com/2013/07/age-of-wushu-new-trailers-display-upgraded-weather-and-water-effects/

    Sand storms that reveal old ruins which you wouldn't find in normal weather, certain skills that can only be used in certain weather conditions.

    Smed talks a good one but i expect to see something similar in EQN and the offline system.

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    "If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

     Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    If it is on the scale of the two block busters I mentioned, with the same leading actor, why wouldn't it be a smash hit?

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    If it is on the scale of the two block busters I mentioned, with the same leading actor, why wouldn't it be a smash hit?

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    If it is on the scale of the two block busters I mentioned, with the same leading actor, why wouldn't it be a smash hit?

     

     

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    If it is on the scale of the two block busters I mentioned, with the same leading actor, why wouldn't it be a smash hit?

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

     

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    If it is on the scale of the two block busters I mentioned, with the same leading actor, why wouldn't it be a smash hit?

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

    Jet Li movie numbers - http://www.the-numbers.com/person/85550401-Jet-Li

    right around a couple billion dollars.

     
     
  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

     
     

    Nope. Jet Li wasn't in House of Flying daggers either.

    I actually own that one on DVD

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

     
     

    Nope. Jet Li wasn't in House of Flying daggers either.

    I actually own that one on DVD

    Lmao ok fine!

     

    Still! Jet-Li movies have around 2.5Billion in sales. If jet li is in it, it means it will be huge.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/person/85550401-Jet-Li

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

     
     

    Nope. Jet Li wasn't in House of Flying daggers either.

    I actually own that one on DVD

    Let's get back to your silly comment instead of concentrating on Jet Li.

    Point is there is a very good market for these kinds of films in the west, this is a fact. 

    But anyway here a nice little list.

    http://jmtcw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/top-20-wuxia-movies.html

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

     
     

    Nope. Jet Li wasn't in House of Flying daggers either.

    I actually own that one on DVD

    Lmao ok fine!

     

    Still! Jet-Li movies have around 2.5Billion in sales. If jet li is in it, it means it will be huge.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/person/85550401-Jet-Li

    Don't get me wrong, Jet Li is cool and all.  I have liked most of his movies.  But his last couple of Wuxia movies, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and The Sorcerer and the White Snake were kind of meh.  Both scored less than 6 on IMDB which takes into account critics, user reviews, and metacritic.  Jet Li is getting old and they need more and more special effects to help keep him looking more relevant.  Lets face it, Chinese special effects are OK,..but no where near Western standards.

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon

    Point is there is a very good market for these kinds of films in the west, this is a fact. 

    But anyway here a nice little list.

    http://jmtcw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/top-20-wuxia-movies.html

    LOL.  From a blog titled "Just My Two Cents Worth".  Classic

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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by rodingo
    LOL.  I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China...

    Like house of flying daggers only did well in china, right?

    Bit of a dumb comment.

    Are you saying it didn't?  Talk about dumb comment...

    Out of all the Wuxia movies,...please name me more than 2-3 that have made it big in the West.  Go ahead...

    ummm Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero. Who was the star of those two? Age of Wushu spokesperson, Jet-Li.

     

    Jet Li wasn't in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    My mistake. House of flying daggers and Hero stared Jet Li. 

     
     

    Nope. Jet Li wasn't in House of Flying daggers either.

    I actually own that one on DVD

    Lmao ok fine!

     

    Still! Jet-Li movies have around 2.5Billion in sales. If jet li is in it, it means it will be huge.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/person/85550401-Jet-Li

    Don't get me wrong, Jet Li is cool and all.  I have liked most of his movies.  But his last couple of Wuxia movies, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and The Sorcerer and the White Gate were kind of meh.  Both scored less than 6 on IMDB which takes into account critics, user reviews, and metacritic.  Jet Li is getting old and they need more and more special effects to help keep him looking more relevant.  Lets face it, Chinese special effects are OK,..but no where near Western standards.

    We have headed away from the comment you made in the first place, we are not talking about western special effects or Jet Li.

    You made a dumb comment implying that these movies only do well in china and that's not the case.

    Here's a reminder of you comment: LOL. "I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China"

    You were being sarcastic.

     

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
     

    We have headed away from the comment you made in the first place, we are not talking about western special effects or Jet Li.

    You made a dumb comment implying that these movies only do well in china and that's not the case.

    Here's a reminder of you comment: LOL. "I'm sure if they do a movie it will do well in China"

    You were being sarcastic.

    No, "We" were having a conversation about Jet Li and his movies that another poster brought up.   Steer him onto topic, not me.   YOU keep trying to focus on a statement I made as if I'm going to recant it.

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  • MondoA2JMondoA2J Henderson, NVPosts: 258Member

    Good for them.

    If Defiance gets a TV show. Why not AoW?

    AoW you do your thang girl! Kick some flying martial art butts across TV and other platforms.

    MMORPG Gamers/Developers need a reality check!

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    It certainly is not doing that well on PC's, doubt it will do much better on anything else.  
  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    man if this game moves to console with console only server it would be awesome because right now this game suffers from hacks and bots

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  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ozmodan
    It certainly is not doing that well on PC's, doubt it will do much better on anything else.  
     

    its doing badly because of hacks and bots a lot of the pop has left because of all the bots and hacks

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  • DrevarDrevar College Station, TXPosts: 157Member Uncommon
    Can't wait for the movie..I'll speedhack to the best seat ahead of everyone else and then use bots to go get me popcorn and soda so I don't lose it.

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  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    Could work well on consoles. I played with controller using up down on dpad to switch styles if you would having different sets on different hot bars. Worked pretty nicely. I don't think kung fu flicks are as popular anymore but they could still do enough numbers I'm sure .
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