The popular Chinese writer will see his world brought to life by the production team that made prvious MMOs Neverwinter and Star Trek Online. In addition to MMOs, the company have a strong back-catalogue, including Blacklight: Retribution, Torchlight and Torchlight II.
Perfect World will be utilising their new ‘Angelica III’ engine for Swordsman. The game is set to have “ten unique combat fighting styles” in addition to a “compelling fantasy story”.
Perfect World Entertainment’s GM of Publishing, Andrew Brown said:
“We’re constantly looking to add to our library of games. Bringing Swordsman to a Western audience is something we’ve wanted to do all along. With its rich story and engaging gameplay. We’re currently in an alpha testing phase and the game simply looks amazing. We look forward to bringing it in to closed beta to give players the chance to check it out for themselves, so stay tuned!”
Set to include real-time combat and opportunities for a strong PVP community, the game is on the verge of beta testing. If you’re interested in joining the testing, you can find the application form here.