Realm of Swords (free to play PVP turn based 3D RPG from Tencent, Inc.)

06-19-2012, 02:40 PM
#1
Realm of Swords (free to play PVP turn based 3D RPG from Tencent, Inc.)



http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Multi...ws.asp?c=42158

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It's ironic that while Tencent has announced a strategic investment in Epic Games, the Chinese company's first mobile game targeting the western market uses rival's Unity engine.

No doubt that will change in future, but given the small US design team which is working with Tencent's China-based mobile developers, Unity likely provides the most flexible option for Realm of Swords.

Honed edge

The free-to-play game, which has been in development for six months, mixes up the approaches from both cultures.

It takes time and resource management elements in terms of city building, combining them with role-playing and player versus player modes.

Of course, Tencent is known for its online technology, so Realm of Swords relies on its server expertise to handle the multiplayer aspects.

Firm foundations

Set loosely within a medieval fantasy theme, you have to build up your buildings, city, and army to reunite a fragmented kingdom and bring the king's assassin to justice.

The city building aspect is based around collecting resources and creating different soldier units.

These range from archers to scouts, rogues, wizards, clerics, knights, lancers, fighters, and berserkers. Each comes with its own weapons, armour and techniques for you to collect, forge and buy.

And you have an overall general with special moves.

Battle in mind

From within the city mode, you can also explore local destinations - for example, heading into goblin-filled dungeons and dragon nests to level up your troops and collect gems and loot.

All combat is tactical and turn-based, with you positioning your troops on a grid system.

The main meat of the game has leaving the city building mode, performing over 400 single player quests, campaigns and side missions against AI enemies, or heading online for as much player vs player action as you can shake a sword at.

Due to be rolled out for a soft beta test launch during July, Realm of Swords is due to go live globally during August.

It will be released for iOS, likely to be followed by an Android version.
06-19-2012, 04:17 PM
#2
it looks Awesome !!!!

06-19-2012, 04:30 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by osorio View Post
it looks Awesome !!!!
It does indeed.

(If you like that, last week WeMade Entertainment showed previews for RPGs that looked like this as well (Viking Island, Hero Square).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bstFTWiY-fw
06-19-2012, 05:13 PM
#4
arta,
Thanks for posting with the video. Was trying to figure out how to embed videos in the post. Heh.

Anyways, so yes, we are in the final development stages for the game and are trying to iron out all the wrinkles in the current build. We'll keep the post up to date with any new information!

Thanks for your interest!
06-19-2012, 06:40 PM
#5
empire builder

ever since i bought my ipad, ive been waiting for an empire building strategy of some kind... a good 3d one, to prove that an ipad app could rival the pc's total war. this is the best try ive seen yet. and it actually seems pretty good... city building and warfare. But is the campaign dictated, or can you choose your own path.

and can you attack other cities, or do you just fight monsters? either way im fine. but both would make my day.
06-19-2012, 06:50 PM
#6
Looks interesting enough. Still wondering how it will compete against the other Games in the Genre.
06-19-2012, 06:51 PM
#7
We will release another trailer that will unveil gameplay footage.

Last edited by NeoGouken; 06-19-2012 at 06:53 PM. Reason: corrections
06-19-2012, 08:48 PM
#8
Another trailer

Thats great to know... But in the meantime, do u have any more specifics on the features.... The gameplay.... The strategy?
06-19-2012, 11:14 PM
#9
Hey NeoGouken just wanted to say Realm of Swords looks really promising. Visual style reminds of Level-5's Jeanne d'Arc. It's even turn-based!
06-20-2012, 01:57 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by hfhd574 View Post
ever since i bought my ipad, ive been waiting for an empire building strategy of some kind... a good 3d one, to prove that an ipad app could rival the pc's total war. this is the best try ive seen yet. and it actually seems pretty good... city building and warfare. But is the campaign dictated, or can you choose your own path.

and can you attack other cities, or do you just fight monsters? either way im fine. but both would make my day.
For now, the only thing I can say is that there will be an active and passive PvP aspect to the game. Also, the campaign mode is dictated for a more streamlined story experience. Plus, you have a lot of various things to occupy you in the game.

Last edited by NeoGouken; 06-20-2012 at 01:58 AM. Reason: corrections