DOMO Studio’s action RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is coming to PlayStation 4 in the West in February 2021, following its launch in other territories and global PC release earlier this year.
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is the latest in a long-running series of Taiwanese RPGs that’s been kicking around since 1990. Each game in the series draws on Chinese mythology and different periods of Chinese history; Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is set around the fall of the Western Han Dynasty and the rise of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII came out in October this year globally for PC via Steam and on PS4 for the Asia region; a Japanese PS4 release followed in December. English subtitles are already available, but an official Western release will add three new supported languages, as well as making it available to buy directly from the PlayStation Store without the need to import. There’s an Xbox One version in the works as well, but there’s no release date for that just yet.,
Here’s an overview of the game, from Steam:
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG presented in a third-person perspective. The plot is rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, Taishi Zhao starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.
In the last of Western Han Dynasty, the powerful prime minister of China superseded his emperor and build a new dynasty called Xin. In this year, words appeared on the boulders, stone cattles appeared in fields, and ancient tombs cracked, tremendous signs appeared, told a time of peace and prosperity will come. A peculiar bamboo slip in the crypt of Marquis of Liu was delivered to Court Astrologer’s hand.Unexpectedly, Taishi Mansion was badly damaged by a bizarre fire that night, and all his family was killed in the fire and the bamboo slip disappeared.
Ten years later, the prosperity mentioned in the prophecy has never come. A decade of war and famine, the people were miserable, and the chaos had spread among the country.
At this time, the bamboo slip which had disappeared for 10 years emerged again, it caused an uproar…