First teased in earlier in May this year in a new games announcement conference, Codename X7 was the only product by China MMO developer ChangYou without an official name. Yesterday, Codename X7 was revealed to be Xuanyuan Sword “7″ Online.
The Xuanyuan Sword RPG series is sort of like the Final Fantasy of Taiwan, and you can guess that this online version is the 7th in the series. The ultra-fantasy series is created by Taiwanese game developer, Softstar Entertainment.
In a cross-border effort, Xuanyaun Sword Online will be developed by ChangYou China using the in-house Darkfire Engine, ChangYou Korea providing art support and Xuanyuan Sword series’ “god father”, Taiwanese Mr Cai as chief consultant.
A similarly named movie, Xuanyuan Sword 7, will be aired in cinemas later this month. In case you are wondering, Xuanyuan is the actual name of a legendary character in Chinese folklore, the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi).
Just a bit more information, Sword of Xuanyuan is just 1 of the 10 legendary weapons in the chronicle. Xuanyuan Sword Online will be the first time all 10 will be gathered in a single game.
1 of the weapons actually does have a world of itself inside, and this will be presented in an App format for mobile devices.
There are tons of other PR stuff written, but for now just feast your eyes upon the in-game screenshots and wait for more concrete features (with videos) in the near future.