Developer and publisher eastasiasoft is thrilled to announce that Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is out now digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first game in the 30-year-old legendary series to come to the West, this entry offers a standalone story following hero Taishi Zhao, making it the perfect entry point for newcomers.
For a full overview of Xuan Yuan Sword 7′s story and gameplay, eastasiasoft has released the following gameplay commentary video exploring the game’s story, setting, and mechanics. Witness the game’s fantastical beasts, cryptic environmental puzzles, ancient board games, and a deep combat system that includes summon monsters!
Set 2000 years ago in China near the end of Western Han rule, Xuan Yuan Sword 7 sees Taishi 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.
Players must master a variety of fighting techniques on their adventure, blocking, dodging, riposting and slashing their way through stylish combat encounters. They will also need to harness Taishi’s abilities to slow down time, absorb monsters and even alter the environment to succeed against the many mythological monsters that stand in their way.
This collaborative effort from eastasiasoft, SOFTSTAR and DOMO, published in partnership with Maximum Games in North America, Europe and Australia, is a celebration of ancient China’s landscape, civilization and culture. 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.
“We’re thrilled that players can now get their hands on Xuan Yuan Sword 7 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” said Joshua M French, Community Manager at eastasiasoft. “It’s great that a series with such a long and storied legacy has finally made it to the West and that a whole new audience can experience the mythological wonders and exciting combat that it has to offer.”
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 Moero Crystal H, Ghost Blade HD, Gunlord X, Sword & Fairy 6, Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.
Softstar Entertainment Inc. is a leading brand for PC games for the Chinese market and has created the Sword & Fairy, Xuan Yuan Sword, and Richman as the top three best known 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 DOMO Studio
DOMO Studio is one of Softstar’s main development studios, led by the producers Yang Yuansheng and the “Father of Xuan Yuan Sword” Mark Tsay. DOMO Studio consists of more than 60 team members and is one of Taiwan’s leading game development studios.
In addition to “Xuan Yuan Sword” team members, DOMO Studio also includes a dozen senior animators, character artists, scenery artists, 3D designers and senior engineers who have participated in well-known game projects in Taiwan and abroad, as well as well-known novel authors, animation directors, senior animators, story writers, and others.
About Maximum Games
Maximum Games ranks as a top 20 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms. The company’s mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing, and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing. Under Seelye’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards such as “Fastest Growing Tech Company” by American Business Awards and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for five consecutive years. Maximum Games has offices in both the US and UK and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website at http://www.maximumgames.com.