Xuan-Yuan Sword VII will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer in the west, publisher Eastasiasoft and developers Softstar Entertainment, DOMO Studio, and Yooreka Studio announced. It will support English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian subtitle options. Maximum Games will release physical editions at retailers in North America and Europe.
The sequel first launched for PC via Steam worldwide and PlayStation 4 in Asia on October 29, 2020, followed by PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 10.
“The Xuan-Yuan Sword series has been a colossal part of the Chinese video game industry, yet has tragically failed to make its way to western shores,” said Eastasiasoft community manager Joshua M. French in a press release. “We aim to fix that with Xuan-Yuan Sword 7, which we believe is the perfect entry point for any action RPG fan – especially those with an interest in anthropology and mythology.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Eastasiasoft:
The latest entry in a long running saga, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an accessible entry point, offering a standalone story and dynamic, real-time combat. Set 2000 years ago in China near the end of Western Han rule, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII places players in the role of noble swordsman Taishi Zhao following the trail of a mysterious bamboo slip from the crypt of Marquis of Liu that promised prosperity, but only brought famine and misery in its wake. To protect his family and seek out the truth of this calamity, Taishi Zhao embarks upon a journey through a mythological realm full of otherworldly beings bent on his destruction.
Along the way, Taishi Zhao must master a host of fighting techniques. Armed with the Elysium Scroll, he can slow down time, absorb monsters, or alter the environment. Upgrade your armor and weapons, develop passive skills, and learn new techniques. Block, dodge, and riposte your foes as you journey through this haunted realm.
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is a celebration of ancient China’s landscape, civilization and culture, infused with the mystique of its own legends. With a story deeply rooted in ancient Chinese history and mythology, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII reimagines both as one fantastical and chaotic realm under the governance of a new Xin Dynasty. Witness the final destiny of the Mohists who believed in an ancient philosophy of logic, rational thought, and science that was once as popular as Confucianism in China 2200 years ago.
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