Swords of Legends Online is a Chinese action MMORPG heading to the west this summer

    
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Out of all of the MMORPGs we’re waiting to come to our neck of the woods from Asian territories, this one is certainly a surprise. Say hello to Swords of Legends Online, an action MMORPG from Chinese developers Wangyuan Shengtang and Aurogon that’s arriving to the Americas and EU this summer via Gameforge.

Known in its home country as Gu Jian Qi Tan Online, this new-to-us MMO is based on Chinese Xianxia mythology that’s spawned a multi-award-winning television series, several movies, novels, and series of games.

“Players will explore an eons-long clash between the forces of light and darkness. Only those chosen by the spirit of the legendary sword buried deep within themselves may unlock the powers necessary to banish the fog of evil, death, and destruction that threaten to consume this tempestuous world.”

In SOLO, players will explore the world of Shezhou, which promises PvP content, dungeons, raids, and the ability to create your own personal home island. The game features six different classes, and combat features skill combos as well as light and heavy attacks that can be chained together. The game is set to arrive sometime this summer and it appears to be buy-to-play, as it can be pre-ordered now in one of three different version. You can take a look at some locations and a bit of combat in the videos after the cut.


source: official site and YouTube via Reddit, cheers Kinya and Leiloni!
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Calien McCarthy

I’d love a good Wuxia or Xianxia based MMO. The problem is these genres are just lackluster pvp games because they stop at the “mortal” levels in the mythology. So all the epic battles with immortals and monsters never happen, it’s just bandits and mercenaries and other stupid humans.

The other problem is, the mortal levels versus the immortal levels would essentially be two different games, and starting a game at the immortal levels seems kind of awkward.

Ultimately, I’ve written this genre off as “not likely to produce anything really worthwhile”, but I always keep a hopeful eye. Maybe one day I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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Lethia Myune

Been following this game forever with a friend even more hyped than me, that decided to play for a while on the Chinese servers. Even if she didn’t understand much of the story, other facets of the game were praised by her especially the fashion collection and roaming the world, even flying on an…umbrella? i think i remember an umbrella moment from her adventures haha. The Gujian series consumed my life at one point and i can’t wait to see if the mmorpg has anything from that charm. If it goes by like the mmorpg made after Dragon’s Dogma it will be vert short lived with me lol

Anyway… it just happens that some of us like the eastern imports that most people are extremely cynical about. OK they don’t all last in our rotations, but at least now i feel we really need a decent “new’ish” mmorpg on a stupidly dry market. I think 30ish euro won’t break anybody’s bank and as for Gameforge, meh, i’ve seen worse. Tera and AION are handled acceptable and if things suck with them it’s not the monetization all that much, but the terrible changes of gameplay happened in Korea. The worst handled game of theirs must be Runes of Magic but hopefully this won’t end up like that one >.< Also i'm excited about any eastern game coming here that's not a NCSoft dead on arrival fart in our faces lol

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Phubarrh

Funny thing is that the one wuxia MMO which actually clicked with me, Swordsman Online, ended up being the rare game that PWE killed.

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Sleepy

I can’t imagine players will be doing much with a legendary sword buried deep within themselves. That’s usually the point at which people stop doing things.

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Hydlide S

I don’t care how bad it might turn out, I’m the kind of person that likes a new MMO launch to screw around in for a couple weeks. Looking forward to it!

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Vanquesse V

“via Gameforge.” This is enough to keep my expectations at a bare minimum.
Time will tell I guess, it’s not like publishers are fighting each other to put out the next greatest mmo either

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Lighthope

Can you imagine the amount of data collection this game will do?

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Phubarrh

I doubt Zuckerberg is breaking out into a cold sweat over it.

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Leiloni

What do you mean? Your relationship is with Gameforge if you play this game, not the Chinese developer, and Gameforge has to abide by the GDPR because they’re an EU company.

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Greaterdivinity

“This is a world, the likes of which you have never seen before”…I haven’t? Because damn these opening shots look really familiar!

Welp…world looks quite pretty (characters less so?) and it feels like it’s been a while since I tried a MMO in this type of setting (Age of Wushu or whatever?) so I’m fine with a bit of diversity here. Was hoping for more combat in the PvE trailer, but oh well.

Meh on Gameforge, but I’m here for this for now. B2P is fine by me, will be keeping an eye on it.

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Leiloni

A lot of Youtubers have already covered the Chinese version of the game if you’re looking for real gameplay.

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Leyaa

The game looks gorgeous, but Gameforge…meh…

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Minimalistway

I want to play it just to explore the world, looks beautiful.

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Bruno Brito

“Unlike any other”

Uh…really? Because it looked like all others.