Xiameng Studio reveals wuxia-style pixel RPG Codename: Wandering Sword
Xiameng Studio has revealed a fascinating new game, Codename: Wandering Sword. It is a wuxia-style RPG that possesses visuals heavily inspired by HD-2D pixel game projects like Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy, and the upcoming Live A Live remake. The game is coming to PC (Steam), though no release date or release window has been shared. Codename: Wandering Sword will support English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
The initial teaser video shared for Codename: Wandering Sword makes a striking first impression. It adopts a similar approach to Octopath Traveler in visual presentation and player traversal. People explore various regions of China throughout their adventure, including the Central Plains, Tianshan Mountain, and Jiangnan. The game will also support multiple endings, depending on the choices players make along the way.
Codename: Wandering Sword's battle system allows players to choose between a turn-based or real-time mode. Its teaser video gives a sneak peek at how the turn-based mode will manifest, but Xiameng Studio further details that Codename: Wandering Sword will offer a real-time combat mode for action RPG fans.
Check out the stunning teaser video for Codename: Wandering Sword down below, along with its first screenshots.
Codename: Wandering Sword is a Wuxia-style pixel RPG, which will soon be available in Steam! The player will play as a young man from Liao City in the Outer Lands who is accidentally involved in a feud between two rival sects and poisoned with the Frozen Toad. He is fortunate enough to have Qingxu, Sect Leader of Wudang, coming to his aid and saving his life. From there, you dream to become a great warrior and enter the stage of the Central Plains. Remember, your choices will change the entire story of the martial arts world. Befriend and interact with all sorts of characters in the game, and even change their destiny!
Open World with a Lively Map
A huge open world, including areas such as the Central Plains, Jiangnan, the Western Regions, Nanjiang, Tianshan Mountain, and more. The player can explore the prosperous towns, secret caves, forts and strongholds, and other unique scenic places.
Unique pixel style rendered in Unreal Engine
With Unreal Engine 4, a new pixel style is created in the game: it switches PixelArt games to a 3D environment, giving a new blend of retro pixels and 3D reality. The game not only harks back to the pixelated Wuxia games of the MS-DOS era, but also brings us modernized visual effects and a better game experience.
Choose the Combat Mode You Like
If you are a fan of strategy games, you can select the traditional turn-based combat mode and outmaneuver your enemies. If you want to take things into your own hands, you can select the real-time combat mode to have an exciting battle and defeat enemies through precise action inputs.
Hundreds of Martial Arts Moves and Supporting Meridians
All the powerful abilities and moves are yours to pick. You can equip different types of weapons and join various sects. Learning cultivation methods can earn you Meridian Points, and practicing both internally and externally makes you a true martial arts master.
Travel the World and Make Friends
Most NPCs in the game have a friendship system. You can increase a NPC’s affinity towards you by interacting with them via gift giving, sparring, talking, etc. You can also recruit them to your party and travel the world together. NPCs of different sects have different Jianghu abilities. When you have a good relationship with them, they will even give you their weapons and secret manuals to help you dominate the martial arts world and excel in all aspects.
Multiple Endings and Freedom of Taking Side Quests
The different choices the player makes in the game lead to different endings. Other than the main story, there are a great number of side quests for the player to explore, with hidden unexpected adventures.
Most NPCs in the game have their own behavioral AI. They will get themselves martial arts manuals and grow their power, weaving their own unique stories."