First Global Release of Nihon Falcom Action RPG Classic Comes to Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle
XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the long-awaited Nihon Falcom RPG Xanadu Next has launched worldwide on Windows PC via Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle. Originally released in Japan in 2005, this is the first time global audiences will be able to experience the complete PC release of this distinguished entry in the long-running franchise. A brand new trailer has been released to celebrate today’s launch, highlighting the mystical backstory and showcasing the classic, action-packed combat that players will enjoy in Xanadu Next.
Xanadu Next is an exploration-centric action RPG from Nihon Falcom, the acclaimed creators of the Ys and The Legend of Heroes RPG franchises. A late entry in their immensely popular Dragon Slayer series and a spiritual follow-up to the late ‘80s cult classic Faxanadu, Xanadu Next puts the player in the shoes of a gravely injured knight given a new lease on life through ancient magic, who must now seek a legendary sword called “Dragon Slayer” to ensure his survival.Xanadu Next simulates the gritty, medieval look of its ancestor in full 3D, which is complemented by a unique, ominous soundtrack composed by Nihon Falcom's esteemed Sound Team jdk.
Set on the medieval Europe-inspired Harlech Island, players will explore an interconnected world where icy peaks connect with fiery caverns, mystical forests and other exotic locales to create one enormous map. Countless new obstacles, techniques, items and deadly monsters are just some of the hidden secrets players can uncover in the world: stone tablets and letters are dispersed throughout the lands, each providing valuable insight into the important events and mythological intricacies that occurred 500 years prior, in the age of Xanadu.