Chinese MMORPG Swords of Legends Online to release in North America and Europe in 2021

Publisher Gameforge and developers Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon have announced that Chinese MMORPG Swords of Legends Online will launch in the West in 2021 for PC (Steam, Epic, Gameforge client). The game originally released in China as Gu Jian Qi Tan Online (古劍奇譚(網路版)) in 2019 and has been continually improved since its release.

Swords of Legends Online, stated to be a 'fully remastered and improved version', is based on popular Chinese legends that have inspired several television series, novels, and video games. It will have six classes - Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker, and Spearmaster - and additional specializations for each.

The game will be available in three editions as detailed on the official website: Standard ($39.99), Deluxe ($59.99), and Collector's ($99.99). English, French, and German text will be supported, along with English voiceovers. Those who pre-purchase the game will receive a cosmetic pre-order bonus, access to the closed beta trial, and access to character name reservation and character creation before launch.

An announcement trailer, PvE trailer, description, and lengthy screenshot set can be found below via Gameforge.

Swords of Legends Online Announcement Trailer

A Time of Legends PvE Trailer

Key Features

  • 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.

Swords of Legends Online Screenshots and Key Art