Arrives on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 in Summer 2022
Hong Kong – May 10, 2022 – Independent developer and publisher Eastasiasoft Limited today announced that Chinese mythology-based action RPG Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, a brand new standalone entry in the storied franchise, will release on PS5™ and PS4™ in North America, Europe and Australia this summer targeting a simultaneous global launch.
With its beginnings in 1995, the Sword and Fairy RPG series has captured the hearts and imagination of Chinese-speaking players for decades. Now, in 2022, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever advances mechanics and graphics presentation into the next generation. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever features intense real-time combat and vast detailed environments to explore, complemented by depth and engaging storytelling that have defined the franchise since its inception. This is a standalone RPG epic that can be enjoyed equally by long-time fans or newcomers without prior knowledge of the series, one that Eastasiasoft Limited is exceptionally proud to bring to new audiences worldwide.
“There is nothing more thrilling to our eastasiasoft team than when we get the chance to work on a beloved Asian game that might otherwise never see the light of day in the west,” said Joshua Michael French, Project Lead for Eastasiasoft Limited. “Sword and Fairy: Together Forever exemplifies this in every respect. It’s a beautiful game by any standard, wrought with Chinese tradition and bolstered by decades of passion. It joins our lineup alongside Xuan Yuan Sword 7, Empire of Angels IV and Sword and Fairy 6 to continue our invaluable relationship with SOFTSTAR, one that we hope to grow and nurture with more titles still to come!”
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever has already been well-received in its original PC release, garnering the praise of players and reviewers alike for its graphics, world building, nuanced story and dynamic character writing. Digital Foundry has especially praised its character modeling and visual style:
“Many characters are accentuated with cloth or hair physics to accentuate their movement in ways which make the game a joy to look at - especially in combat where the animations are delightfully over the top,” commented Alex Battaglia, video producer for Eurogamer.net. “I'm really happy to have discovered the Sword and Fairy series - and this seventh series entry really has much to commend it.”
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is originally developed by Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Eastasiasoft Limited will publish digitally in the west. This new console version of the game will feature four exclusive outfits and a weapon appearance not available in the original PC release. Physical editions for PS5™ and PS4™ are also in the works. Further details and pricing will be shared at a later date.
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About Sword and Fairy: Together Forever
Enter a realm that blends ancient mythology with traditional oriental aesthetics in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, the latest standalone entry in the nearly 27-year-old RPG franchise! Weaving its tale between the three clans of Human, Deity and Demon, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever puts you in command of a memorable party of characters, each with unique personalities, motives, skills, strengths and weaknesses. Only together can they shape the future! Guide them as one in this compelling standalone chapter that serves as a jumping-on point for those new to Sword and Fairy while paying tribute to the series' grand legacy.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever not only features the most advanced graphics in series history, but it also introduces dynamic real-time combat mechanics with total freedom of movement and fluid, screen-filling skill animations. Switch between playable characters and strategize on the fly! Along the way, you can also meet and care for spirit creatures that will aid in your journey. Discover lush interconnected environments, equip your party with new skills, play mini-games and much more as you explore this beautifully crafted action role-playing epic, including exclusive outfits and weapon skins to further enhance the experience!
About Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. is a leading brand for PC games for the Chinese market and has created the Sword & Fairy and Richman as the top renowned Chinese-speaking game IPs. It is also the very first Chinese game provider to invest in the development of spin-off products & services, presented in such diverse media as TV dramas, novels, comics, and physical games, so as to satisfy all the entertainment demands of its numerous and wide-ranging consumers. Up to date, Softstar owns a fan base of 500 million people in Greater China, as well as fan clubs across the whole China; its domestic and international business partners span across North East Asia, South East Asia, North America and Europe.
About Eastasiasoft Limited
Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Xuan Yuan Sword 7, Empire of Angels IV, Seven Pirates H, Moero Crystal H, Trigger Witch, Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.
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