Xuan Yuan Sword: Gate of the Firmament announced for PS5, Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Switch release updated
Publisher Eastasiasoft has announced that it will bring action RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament to PS5 in 2024. It also updated the release window for its in-development Nintendo Switch port of Xuan-Yuan Sword VII.
Eastasiasoft delivered the announcements via its Early 2024 showcase stream. You can see brief teasers for both The Gate of Firmament and Xuan-Yuan Sword VII at the 1:10 and 6:30 marks.
According to Eastasiasoft, the Nintendo Switch version of Xuan-Yuan Sword VII will launch in Spring 2024. Pre-orders for the physical edition are available via online retailer Play-Asia. The Switch edition was initially set for a 2023 release window, though it launched on PS4 and Xbox One in 2021.
Xuan Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament first released in China and Taiwan on PC in March 2015. A global PC release went out in February 2016, followed by Chinese-language PS4 and Xbox One releases in 2017.
Though it's the twelfth game in the Xuan-Yuan Sword series, it's not a "mainline" numbered sequel. Though the PC version is available, the PS5 version will include enhancements to the game's graphics, loading times, and unlock all previously released DLC.
Here's how Xuan Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament is described on Eastasiasoft's website:
Long ago, the Jade Emperor opened the gates of heaven so that worthy mortals could appeal to him and be granted divine powers in order to aid in the search for the emperor’s lost daughter. However, this holy gift was exploited and abused, bringing chaos to the mortal realm. The gates of heaven had to be resealed to protect from greater disaster, but since then, no mortals have been able to ascend and no gods could ascend at will to help them. Now it’s up to a small band of heroes in the mortal realm, each with their own motivations and led by the young Sikong Yu, to try and bridge the realms before peace is shattered forever.
Xuan Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament is a beloved entry in the long-running RPG series based on a mix of Chinese history and mythology. This standalone tale innovates with 3D presentation and real-time combat while retaining and evolving elements for which the series has long been revered. The Urn of Spirit Infusion allows demon synthesis and equipment refinement. The Guardian System allows captured demons to fight by your side. The Miracle System enhances your party’s attacks, and new battle formations further enrich strategic options in battle.
This enhanced version of the game features improved loading times, higher-resolution graphics and all prior downloadable content, making it the definitive way to experience this classic action RPG!
Xuan Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament will launch on PS5 in 2024, while Xuan Yuan Sword VII will launch on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2024.