While potential masters of the sword in Europe and North America are still anticipating a release date for martial arts-inspired MMORPG Swordsman, Perfect World‘s development team has no shame teasing them with juicy sneak peaks at what is in store for release sometime this year.
Swordsman is set during the Ming dynasty, and is based upon wuxia novels by Louis Cha that are currently trending in China. Ten diverse styles of martial arts comprise the battle platform for Swordsman, including three that are showcased within the trailer.
The teachings of Wu-Tang resemble that of a tank, wielding with impeccable strength a heavy two-handed sword, while buffing and healing themselves as well as the group. The Sun and Moon Cult provides a DPS option with a duel blade wielding and highly mobile assassin. House Tong teaches a more ranged style of battle, featuring a firearm with fast attack speed that can also potentially hit multiple targets.
Registration for Swordsman’s Closed Beta is available here.