Publisher Gameforge recently announced that they’ve partnered with developers Wangyuan Shengtang and Aurogon to bring the latest entry in the Gujian RPG series to a Western audience. Swords of Legends Online will be the pioneering entry and is an MMORPG based on popular Chinese legends. In the game, players will create characters that belong to one of six classes (Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker, and Spearmaster) and go on a mission to defeat the darkness.
Swords of Legends Online explores an eons-long clash between the forces of light and darkness. Only those chosen by the spirit of the legendary sword buried deep within themselves may unlock the powers necessary to banish the fog of evil, death, and destruction that threatens to consume this tempestuous world. Players will become absorbed in the deep, vivid visuals and narrative as they hone their combat skills, form alliances, and defeat the fearsome enemies and bosses that spawn throughout the dangerous dungeons and world maps, enemy factions, and even the gods themselves.
Swords of Legends Online promises players stunning visuals, attention to detail including historically accurate costumes, plenty of end-game content, a thrilling story, and much more.
A Rich Saga to Unravel: With a legendary story that will capture players’ hearts, Swords of Legends Online allows them to experience a journey unlike any other, through hours of fully-voiced cutscenes, an engaging, turbulent narrative, and memorable characters—all in an ancient Chinese setting.
Expansive, Exquisite World to Explore: A vivid world is brought to life through gorgeous, highly detailed textures, environments, and characters pulled from the pages of Chinese legends and folklore. From historically accurate costumes to the flora and fauna of each diverse region, Swords of Legends presents a unique and highly interactive feast for the eyes.
Become the Ultimate Force Against Darkness: Players may choose from up to six initial playable classes—Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker, and Spearmaster—each with their own unique playstyle, weapons, zone, and story. As characters grow, they can choose between two specializations per class in order to branch out towards powerful new skills that will aid them in their quest to vanquish the darkness.
From the Earth to the Heavens: Players can live and meet above the clouds on unique and customizable floating islands used for personal housing—the perfect resting and gathering space in between quests. Extraordinary varieties of flying mounts will become faithful companions to players, allowing them to behold the world from a new perspective and visit each other in their own establishments.
The End Is Just the Beginning: Extensive and engaging endgame content lets players forge their own journeys. Through additional quests, multiplayer dungeons, 20-player raids, and a wide plethora of PvP modes, Swords of Legends Online invites players to push their skills to the limit to keep up with frequent content updates.
Jason Xue of Wangyuan Shengtang is very excited for more people to play the game:
The overwhelmingly positive reception the game has received in China has filled us with excitement; it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the development team. We are happy to have finally found a partner who specializes in bringing MMORPGs to Western audiences, and we are eager to welcome those audiences into the world of Swords of Legends Online.
Tomislav Perkovic of Gameforge added:
When I first encountered Swords of Legends Online, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the dazzling and unique visuals, captivating story, and compelling gameplay. I knew that we had to immediately bring this enthralling title to a broader community of players in other regions.
Players will be able to play Swords of Legends Online later this year on PC via the Gameforge client, Epic Games, and Steam. You can even pre-purchase it now starting at $39.99. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’re excited to play the new MMO.