Gamera Games and Softstar Entertainment announced during Tokyo Game Show 2023 that the classic pixel RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains will release on Nintendo Switch in the fourth quarter of 2023. The Nintendo Switch version of Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains contains optimization updates and adds new content to this classic game: the screen ratio has been optimized to 16:9, and image quality and resolution have been improved. The user interface has also been improved to improve usability. The game also includes a new chapter, China, added to the smartphone edition, which chronicles the adventures of Sett and his companions in the Tang Empire.
The long-running historical fantasy franchise Xuan-Yuan Sword is one of the most successful games in Chinese-speaking territories. The third installment, Mists Beyond the Mountains, was originally released in 1999; This remastered edition brings the original to new platforms while maintaining the original art, rich story based on Chinese fantasy and real-life historical events, and the deep gameplay that made Mists Beyond the Mountains a critical and commercial success.
Mists Beyond the Mountains puts players at the center of an epic story spanning two continents, from Venice to the Chinese Tang Empire through the Abbasid Caliphate. The main character is Septem, a Frankish knight-lieutenant of Pepin the Younger, who sets out on a long journey in search of an invincible art of war. On his travels, he will be drawn into complex power disputes between the world’s major powers, but he will also have to face the machinations of Satan himself, always looking for a way to subjugate the world. Thanks to the game’s enormous scope, players will visit cities such as Venice, Damascus or Chang’an, each with their own unique art, architecture, food, customs and clothing.