For the most part, visual novels can be stunning affairs. We’re not sure many of them reach the graphical heights of Shuyan Saga on Xbox, PlayStation or Switch though.
Available today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch is Shuyan Saga. This new visual novel comes about thanks to the ESDigital Games and Lofty Sky Entertainment teams. This is the first in a long-term collaboration between the two.
A Chinese fantasy world awaits in Shuyan Saga
Shuyan Saga whisks us off to an ancient Chinese fantasy world, one where martial arts are at the fore. It tells of the rebellious Princess Shuyan who heads off on a journy into the unknown, looking to become a true disciple of Kung Fu. Oh, and she’ll look to be saving the Five Kingdoms from the evil Guer horde as she goes.
Canadian actress Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast) takes on the starring role of Shuyan. And from there Shuyan Saga tells an authentic kung fu story over 1,400 gorgeous art panels coupled with thrilling 3D action combat. That combat is deep too – featuring over 300 combat animations, referenced from motion captured Kung-Fu techniques of Shifu Longfei Yang, Master of the Shanxi Praying Mantis Style.
The Shuyan Saga experience is further bolstered by beautifully illustrated panels from Chinese comic book master Daxiong. He’s known for his work on Dark Horse’s Star Wars comic and Justice League for DC. It’s safe to say that Daxiong’s stunning artwork is perfectly matched by the game’s original soundtrack, composed by award-winning composer Aaron Tsang.
Mixing a couple of ideas, the key features of Shuyan Saga on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch are well worth running over. In fact, you’ll find all of the following, and more, included…
- A laconic combination of graphic novel and martial arts combat. Diverse fighting styles, each with unique moves and mechanics. 300+ combat animations sourced from Master Longfei Yang’s motion-captured Kung-Fu techniques.
- A fantasy world based on the rich history of China. Stunning Visuals and Artistry. Over 1,400 beautifully illustrated panels by Chinese comic book master Daxiong bring the world to life.
- Interactive Comic Book Narrative. Experience the story through the innovative comic book-style narrative. Сhoices that shape the course of the tale, and witness the consequences of your decisions. Control the narrative as you unravel the mysteries of the fantasy world inspired by ancient China.
Download and play now!
You’ll find Shuyan Saga on the Xbox Store for £11.99. It’s playable on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. You’ll discover it on the digital stores of PlayStation and Nintendo Switch too.
PC players aren’t being left out of the fun either. Thanks to a free update releasing today, not only will they enjoy all the improvements found in the console version, but will also receive the game’s existing DLC content free of charge!
We’re right in the middle of review of Shuyan Saga on Xbox. Stay tuned for our thoughts soon.
Shuyan Saga on Xbox Game Description
Immerse yourself in a beautifully crafted world where ancient Chinese culture meets the power of martial arts in Shuyan Saga. This action-adventure game blends captivating storytelling and breathtaking visuals. Experience a gripping tale of honor, courage, and self-discovery, as you step into the shoes of Shuyan, a young princess determined to become a true Kung Fu warrior and stop the evil Guer horde from destroying the Five Kingdoms.