We are proud to announce that we will be bringing Softstar and DOMO Studio’s Chinese mythology-based action RPG Xuan Yuan Sword 7 to North American and European regions, for release on PS4 and Xbox One in Summer 2021! This marks the long-running saga’s debut on western consoles after being a cultural touchstone in China for thirty years. Physical editions will be available at retailers throughout North America and Europe in cooperation with Maximum Games.
Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is an action RPG with frenetic combat, visceral 3D presentation and a rich cinematic narrative. It is a celebration of ancient China’s landscape, civilization and culture, infused with the mystique of its own legends in stark contrast to anachronistic technological designs. It is a world that is both familiar and mysterious, one of both science and spirituality, one that is waiting to be explored.
In this epic adventure, you will take the role of the calm and reliable swordsman Taishi Zhao as he fights to protect his family and uncover the truth of a blight threatens all of China. 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 armor and weapons, develop passive skills and learn new techniques. Slash, block, dodge and riposte your foes as you journey through this haunted realm. With a story deeply rooted in ancient Chinese history and mythology, Xuan Yuan Sword 7 reimagines both as one fantastical and chaotic world under the governance of a new Xin Dynasty.
Near the end of Western Han rule, the powerful prime minister of China superseded his Emperor, promising an era of peace and prosperity. But ten years later, that promise has never been fulfilled. Instead, a decade of war and famine has left China in ruin, and its salvation seems to lie in the hands of a Mohist swordsman who gains control of a fabled artifact called the Elysium Scroll. Can the science-seeking Mohists revive their former glory, or will they fade into the pages of forgotten history?
As the latest entry in the storied franchise, Xuan Yuan Sword 7 offers an accessible entry point with its standalone narrative and dynamic real-time action. No prior knowledge of the series is necessary. This updated version will support text/subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian, thus opening the world of Xuan Yuan Sword 7 to many players who might never have had the opportunity to enjoy it.
Stay tuned for more information on this thrilling release, and don’t forget to check out our other recent collaboration with Softstar – the upcoming release of tactics RPG Empire of Angels IV coming digitally to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in Summer 2021. Physical editions of Empire of Angels IV for Nintendo Switch are now available to pre-order with online retail partner Playasia.