One of the most popular MMOs in China known as Gu Jina Qi Tan Online is coming West later this year as remastered and improved version called Swords of Legends Online.
Swords of Legends Online One of the Biggest Chinese MMOs Heads West This Year
A hit MMO known in China as Gu Jian Qi Tan Online is coming West later this year under the name Swords of Legends Online. Described as a “fully remastered and improved” version of the game, which will explore the timeless war between the sides of light and darkness.
Swords of Legends Online will offer players six classes, Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker and Spearmaster. There are also two specialisations per class as the game progresses, meaning further powerful skills and abilities to unlock. Players will experience the action in both solo quests and multiplayer dungeons. There are also 20-player raids and PvP modes, all following the theme of Chinese legends and mythology. The MMO also has player housing, so when you’re not hitting the action, you can chill at your very own floating island with plenty of customisation.
Vice president of the co-developer Wangyuan Shengtang expressed that the game has had “overwhelmingly positive reception” in the China region according to a recent article by PC Gamer. They also are happy to have “finally found a partner who specializes in bringing MMORPGs to Western audiences, and we are eager to welcome those audiences into the world of Swords of Legends Online.”
The developer is partnering with Gameforge which publishes MMOs including the likes of Tera, Metin 2 and Aion. Chief product officer Tomislav Perkovic of Gameforge was captivated by Swords of Legends Online “dazzling and unique visuals” as well as “compelling gameplay,” knowing that was a right fit for players in other regions. The MMO will be releasing in English, French and German.
The game comes with what you’d expect from an MMO, open world exploration, a range of classes and the usual multiplayer content. But hopefully this fantasy world has plenty to keep players coming back to, and offers a unique engaging experience which can compete with the likes of its western counterparts such as Elder Scrolls Online or even the overly popular Japanese MMO Final Fantasy XIV.
The game is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam, Gameforge client, and Epic Games Store. The standard edition is available for $39.99, $59.99 for deluxe edition which bundles together weapon skins and costumes, and $59.99 for the collector’s editions which include deluxe content and further cosmetics. Pre-ordering will gain players a special bonus including exclusive cosmetics in-game items and access to closed beta trials. Pre-ordering also means getting access to character name reservations and character creation before SOLOs launches.
Official key features for Swords of Legends Online according to the Steam page:
- Embark on an epic adventure:
the thrilling story of Swords of Legends Online will capture the hearts of its players. The fully-voiced cutscenes tell an epic tale with memorable characters and immerses you in Chinese myths and legends.
- Explore a vast fantasy world:
the gameworld will dazzle you with detailed textures, diverse environments and the unique characters from Chinese folklore. Historically-inspired costumes and the rich fauna make Swords of Legends Online a true feast for the eyes.
- Become the ultimate force for good:
select from six playable classes available upon release: Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker, and Spearmaster. Each class has their particular playstyle and weapons as well as their own zone and quests. In the course of the game, you can freely switch between two specialised masteries per class and continuously develop your skill trees.
- Between Heaven and Earth:
you have your very own floating island on which to build a magnificent temple complex and garden. Here you can recover between quests and mould the environment according to your desires. The customisation options here are endless. You can visit your friends’ islands on the back of your flying mount and experience their take on the world.
- The end is just the beginning:
the ample and engaging endgame content makes the hero’s journey a never-ending adventure. Additional quests, multiplayer dungeons, 20-player raids, and a wide plethora of PvP modes invite players of Swords of Legends Online to push their skills to the limit, and frequent updates will supply you with new content.
You can check out the trailer for Swords of Legends Online below:
Swords of Legends Online will be coming to PC in Summer 2021 for Europe, North and Latin America.