Having published both Demon Gaze and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy to western markets over the past couple of years, Nippon Ichi Software America have announced they will be bringing yet another EXPERIENCE Inc. dungeon crawler RPG to audiences outside of Japan in 2016. The publisher have confirmed that Stranger of Sword City is set for release on the PlayStation Vita in North America beginning March 22nd 2016, and PAL regions starting March 25 2016.
This new title plans to take a more Western approach to the traditional dungeon crawler, and seeks to infuse the game with dark fantasy themes, new gameplay elements, and the ability to compete with fellow players through a leaderboard system.
This title is, at its core, a game about death and fighting against vanishing forever. You will discover new meaning in the choices you make to survive against all odds. You will define yourself by the lives of those you leave behind, by the people you align yourself with, and the experiences you have on each new venture into the dark labyrinths that threaten to trap you.
For a sneak peek at the game, check out some screenshots below.
Official Storyline Synopsis
Your flight crashes after passing through a mysterious portal. As the sole survivor, you awaken to an unfamiliar land lit by stars you’ve never seen. This land is Escario, the city of swords. Quickly marked as the Chosen One, the Stranger of Sword City, you must defend this place, and choose your allegiances carefully as you scour the land for a way home.