Chinese mythology-based action RPG coming to PS5™ and PS4™ on August 4th
Hong Kong – July 28th, 2022 – Independent developer and publisher Eastasiasoft Limited today released a new gameplay overview trailer for the Chinese mythology-based action RPG Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, a brand new standalone entry in the storied franchise. The new gameplay trailer showcases real-time combat, outstanding graphics, interesting characters and much more. Sword and Fairy: Together Forever will release on PS5™ and PS4™ in North America, Europe and Australia on August 4th.
You begin your Sword and Fairy: Together Forever journey with young deity warrior, Xiu Wu, as he infiltrates the demon realm and is pursued by fierce and powerful forces. As he attempts to build up enough power to open up a portal out of the realm, Xiu Wu encounters a demon lord and suffers a crushing defeat… Saved from death at the last possible moment and expelled to the human realm, Xiu Wu finds his fate by the side of a young woman, Yue Qingshu, who is also highly skilled with a sword. As the conflict between deities, demons and neighbouring human clans threatens the peace of Qingshu’s village, she and Xiu Wu must embark on a quest to restore peace.
As the world opens up, players will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of terrains and lands, from flower-covered vistas with waterfalls and rainbows, to the hardened majesty of the demon kingdom, wide and colourful countryside, to the sea beyond the coast. Thorough exploration will offer the player the chance to uncover unexpected secrets, often with valuable treasures and rare items as a reward. Players should expect to overcome danger on their travels, with hoards of mystical creatures traversing the lands. In Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, encountering and battling these creatures occurs in real-time. Enemies are visible on the field, allowing players to attack or attempt to avoid them. Once attacked, players can unleash a fury of hits on their foes with combos growing lengthier and more deadly as characters level up.
In Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, epic boss battles punctuate the action and drive the story forward. These screen-filling showdowns will require quick thinking strategy and the combined might of the whole party to survive. Not every encounter is an enemy though as players will meet and befriend spirit animals with mystical abilities. Once these creatures join the party they can be raised to become even more powerful and players can pet and interact with these adorable creatures. As players explore, some NPCs can be challenged to a card battle mini-game featuring warriors, demons deities and creatures with different elemental alignments, strengths and weaknesses
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.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever was 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. Sword and Fairy: Together Forever will be available at North America retailers in early 2023 including premium physical editions at US$49.99 as well as a Premium Collector's Edition at US$99.99, with European physical release to follow 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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