Developer and publisher eastasiasoft has revealed that Xuan Yuan Sword 7, the latest game in the legendary Chinese RPG series that’s making its console debut in the west, will launch on September 30th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
To commemorate this announcement, a new trailer has been released that includes new gameplay footage from the console versions of the game, focusing on the bond between brother and sister, as well as gameplay focusing on combat and upgrades.
The console versions of Xuan Yuan Sword 7 were announced at the end of April as a collaborative effort between eastasiasoft, SOFTSTAR, and DOMO Studio, and will be coming soon to console players in the west for the first time in the history of this 30-year-old saga.
In the newest installment of the series, players will follow the standalone story of Taishi Zhao and enjoy dynamic, real-time combat, which makes Xuan Yuan Sword 7 the perfect entry point for new players.
Retail editions will be produced in partnership with Maximum Games, available at all major retailers in North America, Europe and Australia or directly from store.maximumgames.com/
“Bringing the Xuan Yuan Sword series to the west with Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is extremely exciting,” said Joshua M French, Community Manager at eastasiasoft. “Anyone with an interest in either Chinese mythology or action-RPGs will have a blast with this latest entry, which was designed as an entry point for a whole new audience.”
About Xuan Yuan Sword 7
Set 2000 years ago in China near the end of Western Han rule, Xuan Yuan Sword 7 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 7 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 7 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.