By Steve Baltimore / September 21st, 2023
The remastered edition of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains is coming to Nintendo Switch in Q4 of 2023. Gamera Games and Softstar Entertainment have announced this during the 2023 Tokyo Game Show. This new release will bring many new enhancements to the classic title. These include: the screen ratio made 16:9 and the graphics have been remastered, this release also includes the new China Chapter that was added to the smartphone edition.
The long-running historical fantasy franchise Xuan-Yuan Sword is one of the most successful games IP in Chinese-speaking territories. Mists Beyond the Mountains, its third installment, was originally released in 1999; this remaster edition brings the original to new platforms, respecting the original art, rich story rooted in Chinese fantasy and real historical events, and deep gameplay that made Mists Beyond the Mountains a critical and commercial success.
Mists Beyond the Mountains puts players in the middle of an epic story that spans two continents – from Venice to the Chinese Tang Empire, passing through the Abbasid Caliphate. The protagonist is Septem, a Frankish knight lieutenant to Pepin the Younger, who embarks on a long journey to find the Invincible Arts of War. In his travels he will be drawn to the complex power disputes between the major world powers – but will also have to face the machinations of Satan himself, always seeking a way to subjugate the world. The massive scope of the game will have players visiting cities such as Venice, Damascus or Chang’an, each with their unique art, architecture, food, customs, and clothes.
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains offers free exploration of its vast world, along with epic fights based on the Active Time Battle system (similar to other classic RPGs such as Final Fantasy VII or Chrono Trigger). It also features a unique crafting system: players can of course gather ingredients to craft new gear, but they can also use an item called the Spirit Fusion Pot to capture enemies in battles, which in turn can be used in special Altars to craft not only items but monsters too. Using Eastern or Western altars brings different results to the final item.
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