Xuan-Yuan Sword VII first launched for PC via Steam worldwide and PlayStation 4 in Asia on October 29, followed by PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 10. While the game already features English subtitles, the PlayStation 4 version has yet to launch in the west.
In addition to the worldwide PlayStation 4 release news, Sofstar Entertainment detailed a significant patch coming to the game on December 18, which adds a new difficulty, boss, and mechanic.
Get the details below.
■ New Difficulty, New Boss, New Challenge
Feeling a bit too easy playing in Hard difficulty? A new difficulty setting “Nightmare” is in the game. The first thing you will notice in the Nightmare is that the enemy is doing higher damage to you. Also, you will get slower when your stamina is running out, therefore you need to use your stamina more carefully. Last but not least, enemy AI and moveset got improved, now you will get relentless attacks and combos from enemies like it never ends.
New Boss: Tundou is coming up. It is a huge monster with a big mouth which can devour anything in front of it. It possesses the element of Earth and will not hold back it’s power against the player. After you beat Tundou, you can imprison it as a new escort like Taowu.
—After defeating Tundou, you can imprison it as a new escort.
The good news about Ox and Tiger stance, stunning the enemies is a lot easier with those two stances. You can use them to stun the bosses and execute them for massive damage. Also, there is a huge improvement in parry and counter attack, not only parry will recover your stamina drastically but the counter-attack also stuns the enemies very effectively. Needless to say, it will be handy in Nightmare difficulty.
■ Start Your Journey Again with Immortal Sword
In Xuan-Yuan Sword series, the immortal weapon, Xuan-Yuan Sword, is forged by the very first monarch of Ancient China—the Yellow Emperor. Containing the most powerful energy, this sword is held by the legendary heroine, Wenjin, in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII.
As patch 1.1 is updated, you’ll be offered an incredible chance to use the immortal sword. After finishing the whole game at least once, “New Game+” will be unlocked so that you can begin the journey again with this ancient Chinese immortal sword in your hand. What’s more, you can also keep your level, stance, martial art, and some of your items like potion and currency into New Game+.
—An incredible chance to use the immortal sword.
—You can also increasingly upgrade the Xuan-Yuan Sword.
■ New Title Soundtrack Composed by Yoko Shimomura
A new title soundtrack “Mohism” composed by a Japanese famous composer and pianist, Yoko Shimomura, is added. Players are able to choose the title soundtrack between “Mohism” (BGM2) and “The Divine Land” (BGM1) now.
■ Three New Supported Languages Coming February 2021
In February 2021, there will be three new supported languages in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII (both Steam and PlayStation 4): Russian, German, and Spanish. It will also release worldwide on PS4.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.