This Chinese indie RPG brings ‘wuxia games of the MS-DOS era’ to Unreal Engine 4

Chinese indie studio Xiameng has unveiled a wuxia-style pixel art RPG called Codename: Wandering Sword (opens in new tab) that casts players as a young man from Liao City who finds himself trapped in a feud between two rival clans.

The adventure begins with a spot of bad luck, when you’re “poisoned with the Frozen Toad.” I honestly don’t know if that’s a literal venomous amphibian or some sort of metaphor, but either way, your life is saved by Qinxu, leader of Wudang, a twist of fate that drives you to become a great warrior and set out in search of adventure on the Central Plains and beyond.