More strategy RPG goodness on the way
Developer XD has announced that they’ll be bringing Sword of Convallaria: For This World of Peace to the Nintendo Switch. This is a strategy RPG set in the fantasy world of Rodinia. It’s promising to feature hundreds of battle maps and multiple endings depending the choices made while playing. For fans of tactics games, it was even shouted out by Final Fantasy Tactics director Yasumi Matsuno last year on Twitter.
While the game has been confirmed for a Fall release on PC and mobile devices, there’s not a confirmed release date for Switch just yet. Hopefully we get more information soon. In the meantime, you can watch the game’s debut teaser above, or read its official description below.
Boasting a rich fantasy setting, gorgeous pixel graphics, and tense turn-based battles, Sword of Convallaria: For This World of Peace offers a fresh take on a beloved genre as your choices shape the game’s narrative and determine the fate of characters. Expect console quality graphics and deep, rewarding strategic gameplay, whether on-the-go or playing from your desktop.
Set on the ancient continent of Rodinia, you arrive in Iria, a small nation rich in magical Luxite minerals. Your quest begins as you awaken in a dungeon and escape to Convallaria, a town under threat from Iria’s escalating conflicts. As leader of the Sword of Convallaria Mercenary Group, you navigate through various factions and make difficult decisions to pursue peace for Iria.
Throughout your journey, you will customize your own mercenary group by recruiting companions, teaching skills, forging equipment, researching technology, and accepting missions from different factions. In combat, strategic gameplay is crucial as you deploy powerful allies and navigate terrain elements that can be used to gain an advantage over enemies. Every battle you fight and every choice you make will shape the destiny of Rodinia…
Sword of Convallaria: For This World of Peace was recently spotlighted by JRPG veteran Yasumi Matsuno, best known for directing and producing all-time classics such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Ogre Tactics.
In an interview between Matsuno and Lei Guo, the developer of Sword of Convallaria: For This World of Peace, Guo shared some fascinating insights about the upcoming game. Born out of his love for the genre and retro-style pixel art, Sword of Convallaria: For This World of Peace already features 300 maps and 1,000 stages with multiple endings for players to unlock, based on the choices you make. Guo’s inspirations go far beyond his favorite video games, with elements of the story echoing dramatic moments in history. As for the name itself, “Sword of Convallaria” was chosen as it evokes the beauty and transience of peace, as well as the weapons used to protect it.
More details about the game, including a gameplay deep dive will be coming soon.