Publishers CubeGame and Gamera Games, and developers Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studio have announced turn-based RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains for Switch and PC (Steam). It is a remastered version of Xuan-Yuan Sword III, which first launched for PC on December 4, 1999. It will launch in 2023.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains is one of the most popular RPGs in the Chinese speaking area and has won many awards around Asia. The game story takes place in an era of collision between East and West, covering a wide range, spanning Eurasia, the Arab World, Francia, and China.
The Journey of a Frankish Knight in the Tang Empire
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains is a classic turn-based RPG. Under the orders of Pepin III, the Frankish Knight Septem has embarked on a long journey to seek the Invincible Arts of War. Starting from the canals of beautiful Venice, the great knight’s path has spanned the Middle East, Western Regions on his way to the mystical orient. In his adventures, Septem has drawn into the intricate power disputes between local powers, along with the decade-spanning ambitions of the dark lord, Satan.
China enjoys peace and prosperity under the rule of the Tang Empire, Europe finds itself embroiled in the Dark Ages, the Arabian Empire is ascendant, and all the while, the march of progress brings these disparate cultures together. From ancient times, Chinese legends have spoken of the Xuan-Yuan Sword and Spirit Fusion Pot, along with the rise of great legends in the new era…
A Symphony of Western and Eastern Culture
The scope of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains covers a wide range, spanning all of Eurasia and covering the Arab World, Francia, and China. From the canals of Venice, Damascus to the beautiful Chang’an, the story introduces unique architectural styles, clothing, food, and customs.
A Fusion of History and Fantasy
The story of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains takes place in an era of collision between East and West, covering a range of historical events that include the Battle of Talas, the Arabian Civil War, The Crusades, and An Lushan Rebellion interspersed through character dramas.
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains perfectly integrates history with Chinese and Western mythology. Players will encounter unique historical enemies such as Merovingian soldiers, the Venetian navy, the Abbasid Caliphate, Tang soldiers, and Taoists along with unique mythical creatures such as centaurs, Medusa, the Black and White Reapers, and the Xuannu of the Nine Heavens.
Unique Spirit Fusion Pot System
Players can use the Spirit Fusion Pot to capture enemies in battle. Items and monsters can be used to craft a new item or monster from the codex. Users can craft items and monsters from the Eastern or Western altars, which the resulting item differing based on the selected altar.
Unique Ink Painting Art Style
The game features a beautiful traditional Chinese style, with the game map, battle backgrounds, and characters all painted in unique oriental ink.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.