Stranger of Sword City Revisited Heads West on PS Vita on February 28
Japanese game developer Experience Inc. announced on Friday that Stranger of Sword City Revisited, the updated version of its Stranger of Sword City (Tsurugi no Machi no Ihōjin) role-playing game, will launch on the PS Vita in North America on February 28. The digital-only release will cost US$29.99.
The new version takes the original PS Vita version (released by NIS America) and adds “new classes, reworked combat & gameplay system, items and additional dungeon[s].” The new version debuted in Japan on July 21.
Experience Inc. released the original version on the Xbox One in North America on March 22, while NIS America released the game’s PS Vita version in North America and Europe on April 26, and then released the game on PC via Steam in June.
Since the game has shipped over 100,000 copies worldwide, Experience is celebrating by discounting the Xbox One version to US$10.72 and the Steam version to $19.99 from February 28 to March 6.
NIS America describes the original game:
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 this land for a way home.
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.