Eastasiasoft Limited, publisher and developer of many great indie games, has announced that the latest entry in the long-running “The Legend of Sword and Fairy” series is getting a North American release on the PlayStation 4 on April 2nd (April 3rd release for those in Europe). Titled Sword & Fairy 6, the game is described as a conventional RPG where players will be immersed in the world of Chinese mythology and journey to uncover ancient secrets and challenge slumbering beasts in a world torn apart by warring factions and deception.
Sword & Fairy 6 was originally released on Windows PC in China back in 2015. North American players had their first opportunity to play it a couple of years later in 2017 when it was released on Steam. You can check out the trailer below.
Many in the West may not have heard of the Sword & Fairy series as it is predominately a China-only franchise. It has been very popular in that country since it’s initial release in 1995. Although most of the games land in the RPG genre, the franchise has branched out on occasion with other game types as well. Sword & Fairy has even inspired television series and stage plays.
The developer has stated that Sword & Fairy 6 combines a free exploration system with seamless transitions from cutscenes to battles. This battle system is a hybrid that offers a fusion of real-time and turn-based combat, with various options that try to accommodate different play styles. This, along with some level of character customization and puzzle solving gameplay, should keep players occupied for some time.
This version of the game does include all the previously released DLC. The developer states that this will bring the playtime to over 50 hours.
Sword & Fairy 6 will launch on the PlayStation Store in North America on April 2nd for $26.99. A physical limited edition of Sword & Fairy 6 will be available for pre-order through retail partner Playasia starting on February 21st. This limited edition includes a collectors box, soundtrack, and full-color manual.