After a long while, the Tencent Games finally shared some concrete details about the open-world game based on the Honor of Kings IP, Honor of Kings: World. First announced in November 2021, Honor of Kings: World brings a massive open world in the Honor of Kings universe where players will have the freedom to explore as they want, defeat world bosses, and do a lot of things with friends as revealed in the latest gameplay trailer.
Honor of Kings universe is only expanding
The 7th-anniversary live stream of Honor of Kings proved to be massive for Honor of Kings IP. Not only HOK: World got a new gameplay trailer, but also Tencent Games revealed a new auto-chess title that is very similar to Teamfight Tactics, Dota Underlords.
The live stream also revealed a new fighting title Codenamed Breaking Dawn which seems to be inspired by Smash Bros. And interestingly, Tencent also announced a movie project based on Honor of Kings universe.
Honor of Kings: World will take players to a vibrant world
The world setting of Honor of Kings looks very colorful, quite similar to worlds like Genshin Impact and Tower of Fantasy. The brief 2-min trailer showcased mountains, flying mechanisms, overworld bosses, and a lot more.
The flying mechanism looked similar to Fortnite at first impression where the player jumped off the cliff and opened a vacuum-like structure that helped him stay afloat in the air.
Players will be able to explore underwater as the gameplay reveals swimming scenes under the water. It seems the game will also have an area that will only be focused on exploring the underwater kingdom, just like Tower of Fantasy.
Honor of Kings: World will also have a grapple hook mechanism like Halo: Infinite. If you are into adventure games, you already know how important it is to have this for a better exploration experience.
The combat looks interesting with plenty of options
The combat mechanism in Honor of Kings: World is as good as its world setting. The trailer revealed that the players will be able to suit up (picture given below) like Iron Man or Power Rangers.
The combat looks as smooth as possible. Although Tencent is yet to reveal if this is made on Unreal Engine 5 but we will not be surprised if this is the case. This game is going to be a treat for hack-and-slash lovers.
Tencent’s TiMi Studios has already proved its expertise when it is about developing mobile games with its success on titles like Pokemon Unite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Arena of Valor etc, so this will add another feather to its hat.
Hok: World global release date
While nothing is revealed as of now, it is expected that Honor of Kings: World will be a China-first title and it may go global in the future. We expect to hear more about its release early in 2023.
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