18. Apr, 2016 16:28 (HKT)

Stranger Of Sword City - Limited Edition Open For Pre-Orders

PS Vita [Turn Based RPG Dungeon Crawler] Release: US - Apr 26, 2016 | EU - Apr 29, 2016 
If you're a fan of this genre, then you might agree that it feels like every few months, we need a fix for some good ol' dungeon crawling - there's something about the pacing with these games that let's us really immerse ourselves in a world often wrought with joining guilds, finding treasure, and pushing further into the unknown. Luckily for us, we've a developer publisher who understands this need, and continues to satiate our desire to really explore every single corner on the map.  

Published by NIS America and Developed by Experience (of fan favorite Demon Gaze), a localized version for Stranger of Sword City will be releasing for the PS Vita both physically and digitally this coming April. Originally a title for the Xbox 360, and the Vita in Japan, this new version is based off the digital US Xbox One version that Experience is self publishing, which is out on March the 22nd; the Japanese version is already out, and here's a great review for those who'd really like to know what they're getting into.

For Vita players, this is a fantastic move, as dungeon crawlers, much like visual novels, make a perfect fit with the device, and this version, since it's based off the Xbox One version, comes with the benefits of the former. As fantasy games often depend heavily on the art style, Stranger Of Sword City gives players the options to pick between the works of two amazing artists on the fly; choose from either the traditional fantasy style of Yoko Tsukamoto or the anime trappings of En Okishiji (oxijiyen) - regardless of who is picked, both styles are luscious like the world of this game. 

Players will embark on a sudden journey into the land of Escario, the city of swords, as their plane crashes and mysteriously passes through a portal; quickly marked by the inhabitants as the Chosen One, a dark fantasy adventure begins as quests, booby trapped laden dungeons, and even alliances with the many pacts of Sword City hinder or help on the way back home. With amazing graphics, player customization choices, music, and advanced tactical battles, Stranger Of Sword City is something all DRPG fans should look out for!

The Limited Edition, exclusive to the US, is now available for pre-order; it features:
  • Stranger of Sword City Physical game
  • 108-page Deluxe softcover Art book (8" x 11")
  • Poster (18.5" x 26")
  • 2-Disc Soundtrack (Disc 1 - 19 tracks, Disc 2 - 18 tracks)
  • Collector's box
With little to no news from Sony on whether or not we'll see this title on PSN, getting a physical copy is your best bet if you're looking forward to a wonderfully crafted gothic themed DRPG done by the masters!
Stranger of Sword City (PlayStation Vita, US) US$ 29.99 24h
Stranger of Sword City (PlayStation Vita, EUR)  sold
Stranger of Sword City (Xbox One™, JPN) US$ 39.99 1w
Stranger of Sword City (Limited Edition) (PlayStation Vita, US) US$ 74.99 1-5d

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