Image: SOFTSTAR ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Odds are that most in the PC community are saving away for their next upgrade. More than likely, it’ll entail a GPU or perhaps even a new display. Well, why not take a moment to enjoy a new game for free? A free demo for the action-adventure RPG Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is now available on Steam. The folks over at DSOG spotted this third-person-perspective game that uses the Unreal Engine. Judging from these screenshots, the game could offer some nice eye candy for those next upgrades.

Image: SOFTSTAR ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is developed by Domo Studios and published by SOFTSTAR ENTERTAINMENT INC. It features real-time combat along with its own combo-based combat system. Combinations comprise active skills, dodges, blocks, and ripostes. There is also a magical element tied to crafting and combat. Players will use Elysium Scrolls to absorb monsters, create items, and more.

Image: SOFTSTAR ENTERTAINMENT INC.

About

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG presented in a third-person perspective. The game story is rooted in Chinese history and mythology. The game takes place in China 2000 years ago. The development team will bring back the ancient China environments, props, humanities, and cultural studies into gameplay.

The Mohists are known for their high level “clockworks” technology far beyond the times. However, civil disagreements are challenging their faith, making them fall apart in decades. Can the Mohists revive to their former glory or fade in the pages of history? In Xuan-Yuan Sword VII, you will witness the final destiny of the Mohists.

Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao who was involved in a tragic fate. To protect his family, Zhao starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth. The powerful prime minister superseded his emperor and built a new dynasty. Meanwhile, a peculiar bamboo slip in the crypt of Marquis of Liu was delivered to Court Astrologer’s hand. Unexpectedly, Taishi Mansion was badly damaged by a bizarre fire that night, and all his family was killed in the fire and the bamboo slip disappeared.

Ten years later, the people have struggled against a decade of war and famine, and the chaos had spread among the country. The bamboo slip which had disappeared for ten years has emerged again, causing an uproar…

Trailer

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD equivalent (or better)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or equivalent (or better)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Audio: Direct compatible sound device

Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 7700 or AMD equivalent (or better)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or equivalent (or better)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Audio: Direct compatible sound device

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is expected to launch later this month. It is refreshing to see recommended specs that show significant increases in hardware needs. It is based on DirectX 11, but hopefully, that won’t hold the game’s performance back too much. As of yet, no price has been announced.

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