Perfect World Entertainment, developers of an array of free-to-play MMO titles including Neverwinter and RaiderZ, today announced the latest addition to their MMO arsenal with the oriental action MMORPG, Swordsman. Based on the famous Wuxia novels by Louis Cha, Swordsman will give players the opportunity to explore the era of the Ming Dynasty with a clash of Eastern tradition and popular Western MMO mechanics.

General Manager of Publishing Andrew Brown wrote:

Bringing
Swordsman to a Western audience is something we’ve wanted to do all
along.  With its rich story and engaging gameplay, Swordsman is a
cultivation of our previous and successful titles we’ve brought over
from our parent company Perfect World Inc.  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!”

Does the thought of yet another fantasy MMO based on oriental martial arts get you excited or are they beating a dead horse? Check out the official announcement trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYYcuF-QcWE

Source: Press Release