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Brand-New JRPG Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains Announced

Written by Marcello TBL


Step into a world where East and West collide in Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains. Developed by Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studioa and published by CubeGame and Gamera Games, the game is a classic turn-based RPG that takes players on an epic journey.

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Follow the story of Septem, a Frankish Knight on a quest for the Invincible Arts of War, as he travels through the Middle East, Western Regions, and the mystical Orient. Along the way, he becomes embroiled in local power disputes and the decade-spanning ambitions of Satan.

The game’s unique blend of history and fantasy covers a wide range of events and cultures, from the peaceful Tang Empire in China to the embroiled Dark Ages in Europe and the ascendant Arabian Empire. The story is interwoven with character dramas and mythical creatures, such as centaurs and Medusa, while players can capture enemies with the Spirit Fusion Pot to create new items and monsters.

Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains‘ traditional Chinese style is showcased through unique oriental ink paintings, and players will encounter unique architectural styles, clothing, food, and customs from Venice to Chang’an. Experience a symphony of Western and Eastern culture in Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains.

Combat System

Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains will release sometime in 2023 on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. Below an overview of the game and the announcement trailer.


The 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 IIIthe Frankish Knight Septem has embarked on a long journey to seek the Invincible Arts of War. Starting from the canals of beautiful Venice, the great knight’s path has spanned the Middle East, Western Regions on his way to the mystical orient. In his adventures, Septem has drawn into the intricate power disputes between local powers, along with the decade-spanning ambitions of the dark lord, Satan.

China enjoys peace and prosperity under the rule of the Tang EmpireEurope finds itself embroiled in the Dark Ages, the Arabian Empire is ascendant, and all the while, the march of progress brings these disparate cultures together. From ancient times, Chinese legends have spoken of the Xuan-Yuan Sword and Spirit Fusion Pot, along with the rise of great legends in the new era…

A Symphony of Western and Eastern Culture

The scope of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the mountains covers a wide range, spanning all of Eurasia and covering the Arab World, Francia, and China. From the canals of Venice, Damascus to the beautiful Chang’an, the story introduces unique architectural styles, clothing, food, and customs.

A Fusion of History and Fantasy

The story of Xuan-Yuan Sword III takes place in an era of collision between East and West, covering a range of historical events that include the Battle of Talas, the Arabian Civil War, and An Lushan Rebellion interspersed through character dramas.Xuan-Yuan Sword III perfectly integrates history with Chinese and Western mythology. Players will encounter unique historical enemies such as Merovingian soldiers, the Venetian navy, the Abbasid Caliphate, Tang soldiers, and Taoists along with unique mythical creatures such as centaurs, Medusa, the Black and White Reapers, and the Xuannü 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 a new item or monster from the codex. Users can craft items and monsters from the Eastern or Western altars, which the resulting item differing based on the selected altar.

Unique Ink Painting Artstyle

The game features a beautiful traditional Chinese style, with the game map, battle backgrounds, and characters all painted in unique oriental ink.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.