A while back we took a look at some of the screenshots and information about this upcoming title by NIS America. We have more concrete information as well as a shiny new trailer to share out this time.
NIS America announced that the release date for Stranger of Sword City has been moved to April 26 for North America, and April 29 for Europe. NIS America also confirmed that the PlayStation® Vita release will feature two different selectable in-game art styles, and released sample screenshots to show off this option. Stranger of Sword City will be coming to the PlayStation® Vita as both a physical and digital release.
About the story: Your flight crashes after passing through a mysterious portal. As the sole survivor, you awaken to an unfamiliar land lit by stars you’ve never seen. This land is Escario, the city of swords. Quickly marked as the Chosen One, the Stranger of Sword City, you must defend this place, and choose your allegiances carefully as you scour the land for a way home.
A Surprising Dark Fantasy – A labyrinth wouldn’t be complete without the trappings of darkness that this fantasy brings. The story and characters depart from the comedy and lightness found in some of Experience’s other games, and opts for traditional hardcore elements like perma-death and Life Points, while infusing the gameplay with a new Ambush system which will challenge you to decide how much risk you’re willing to accept to obtain the greatest loot.
Competition in the Dungeon – Unlike most dRPGs, Stranger of Sword City won’t leave you as a stranger among your peers. Online leaderboards will allow you to finally compete with your friends, and strangers across the world to display your dominance in everything from the best gear, to the fastest clear time.
Art Overwhelming – Fantasy is created by visuals and music as much as by story. In this title, the breathtaking art throughout your travels, and abundance of character portraits available for creating your perfect party will allow you to be truly transported into the magic of Sword City.
And that trailer:
Article by Nick