Publishers CubeGame and Gamera Games, along with developers Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studio, announced the turn-based RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam). This is a remake of Xuan-Yuan Sword III, first released on PC on December 4, 1999. The game will be released in 2023.
Here's an overview of the game, via the Steam page:
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains is one of the most popular RPGs in the Chinese speaking region and has won numerous awards across Asia. The game story takes place in the age of East and West collision, covering a wide range, spanning Eurasia, the Arab World, Francia and China.
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 embarked on a long journey in search of the Invincible Arts of War. Beginning in the canals of beautiful Venice, the path of the great knight stretched across the Middle East, the Western Regions on the way to the mystical east. During his adventures, Septem has become embroiled in complex power struggles between local powers, coupled with the decades-long ambitions of the dark lord, Satan.
China enjoyed peace and prosperity under the rule of the Tang Empire, Europe found itself caught up in the Dark Ages, the Arabian Empire was ascending the throne, and all the while, progress brought cultures these differences together. Since ancient times, Chinese legends have talked about Xuan-Yuan Sword and Spirit Fusion Pot, along with the rise of great legends in the new era…
Symphony of Western and Eastern cultures
The scope of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains covers a wide range, spanning Eurasia and covering the Arab World, Francia, and China. From the canals of Venice and Damascus to beautiful Chang'an, the story introduces unique architectural styles, costumes, food and customs.
Combination of history and fantasy
The story of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains takes place in an era of conflict between East and West, covering a series of historical events including the Battle of Talas, the Arab Civil War, the Crusades, and the Rebellion. An Loc Son alternates through character plays.
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains perfectly combines history with Chinese and Western mythology. Players will encounter unique historical enemies such as the Merovingian soldiers, the Venetian navy, the Abbasid Dynasty, Tang and Taoist soldiers, along with unique mythical creatures such as centaurs, Medusa, The Black and White Death God, and the Xuan Nu 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 new items or monsters from the codex. The user can craft items and monsters from either the Eastern or the Western altar, whose generated items will vary depending on the chosen altar.
Painting Art Style
The game has a beautiful traditional Chinese style, with the game map, battle scene, and characters all drawn in unique oriental ink.
Trailer announcement Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains: