Revealed earlier last year, Dragon Sword is a new non-target action MMORPG slated to be released this year. Developed by China’s 2nd largest online gaming company, NetEase, an in-house engine is utilized rather than the more famous ones such as CryEngine or Unreal Engine.
While the art and design style may seem oddly close to TERA’s and Blade & Soul’s, Dragon Sword is currently being promoted for its combat technology in the latest video below.
Without a doubt, NetEase will be using Dragon Sword to counter Blade & Soul in China, which already has a huge fan base. Another major combat feature will be the option of both melee and ranged combat options for all characters regardless of class, which can be triggered anytime.
Of course, what Asian martial arts MMORPG will it be if there is no air sprint system? Dragon Sword has gone through a small private test thus far, with no news of a Closed Beta scheduled.