A few months back, Perfect World Beijing laid out its plans to release a full series of martial arts-inspired online games. Yes, the company already has titles such as Perfect World and Jade Dynasty, but apparently there aren’t “martial arts” enough.
Following that, we have seen the announcement of Swordsman Online and also a 2D cutesy turn-based game, Return of the Condor Heroes Online, 神雕侠侣 (I did not cover this game).
So what is the new game? If you can read Chinese, you would have found the answer out. It is Legend of the Condor Heroes (射雕英雄传), the prequel to Return of the Condor Heroes. All 3 titles mentioned here are based on the famous novels by Louis Cha (Jin Yong), which spawned many movies and dramas in Asia.
Legend of the Condor Heroes will be developed on the new in-house “Ark” engine, though there is no news if this will be a full 3D title.