Chinese indie studio Xiameng are bringing a Wuxia martial arts RPG to the West with Codename: Wandering Sword, which seems to be like a pixel artwork model of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The sport’s graphics riff on the ‘HD-2D’ fashion of RPG that Square Enix launched with Octopath Traveler. Have a watch of the trailer beneath.
Codename: Wandering Sword stars a younger lad who is promptly poisoned after getting caught up in a feud between sects. When he will get saved by one other sect’s chief, he decides to change into a correct hardcore Wuxia warrior, which entails a lot of travelling across the sport’s open-world to select up new strikes. Aforesaid world is inbuilt Unreal Engine 4, mixing pixel artwork with 3D environments like Squeenix’s Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy and, I assume finally, Dodecahedron First-Person Shooter.
Besides the primary story with a number of endings, devs Xiameng say there’s a lot of ‘hidden’ sidequests too. Interestingly, Xiameng have chosen to provide gamers the choice to change between turn-based and real-time battles for Codename: Wandering Sword. With it being primarily based on Wuxia, the devs say there are lots of of martial arts strikes and a number of sects to hitch to enhance your mastery.
You may also spar with most NPCs in Codename: Wandering Sword as half of its friendship system, which helps you to change into buddies with them by besting them in fight, having a common chin wag or blatantly shopping for their favour with presents. Get matey sufficient with NPCs in numerous sects and they’ll hand over weapons and secret manuals to spice up your fighty abilities.
Codename: Wandering Sword hasn’t obtained a agency launch date but, however it’ll be on Steam when it does arrive.