Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City: White Palace, Stranger of the Village of the Sword, The Stranger in Alda

Stranger of Sword City is a dark fantasy, first-person jRPG dungeon crawler developed by Experience. The game is also known as Stranger in Alda and Stranger of the Village of the Sword. We play as the titular stranger, whose plane crashes after an encounter with a mysterious portal. Being the only survivor of the crash, we end up in the legendary sword city Escario. Our only goal is to find our way back home. The problem is that the citizens of Escario claim that our protagonist is the chosen one who will save them from the forces of darkness. In terms of mechanics, Stranger of the Sword City is a typical jRPG. We explore the world, complete various quests, and fight with various enemies and bosses in turn-based battles. The latter ones can come back to life, and the only way of defeating them is to destroy a mysterious crystal.

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PC / Windows
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Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City | PC

RPG, FPP, fantasy, turn-based, dungeon-crawler, jRPG

Companies responsible for Stranger of Sword City

Experience | game developer

5pb. | publisher   Official website

Stranger of Sword City release date for PC:

game language:
English

22 August 2014 | Worldwide

06 June 2016 | Europe

06 June 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 2 DVD
Game score 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City | XBOX 360

RPG, FPP, fantasy, turn-based, dungeon-crawler, jRPG

Companies responsible for Stranger of Sword City

Experience | game developer

Experience | publisher   Official website

Stranger of Sword City release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
Japanese

05 June 2014 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 2 DVD

PlayStation Vita
Game Stranger of Sword City (PSV) Cover
Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City | PS Vita

RPG, FPP, fantasy, turn-based, dungeon-crawler, jRPG

Companies responsible for Stranger of Sword City

Experience | game developer

NIS America | publisher   Official website

Stranger of Sword City release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

22 January 2015 | Worldwide

29 April 2016 | Europe PAL

26 April 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Stranger of Sword City (XONE) Cover
Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City | XBOX ONE

RPG, FPP, fantasy, turn-based, dungeon-crawler, jRPG

Companies responsible for Stranger of Sword City

Experience | game developer

Experience | publisher   Official website

Stranger of Sword City release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

22 March 2016 | Worldwide

29 March 2016 | Europe PAL

24 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Stranger of Sword City (also known as Stranger In Alda and Stranger of the Village of the Sword for PC / Windows is a dark fantasy, first-person jRPG dungeon crawler. It was developed by Experience, creators of Demon Gaze, a 2013 PlayStation Vita game with a similar vibe.

The game was first released only in Japan for PC and Xbox 360 in 2014 as Stranger of Sword City: White Palace. A year later it was released for PlayStation Vita as Stranger City: Black Palace. Thanks to NIS Amercia, it was translated and released in the United States in 2016. A digital version for Xbox One was released the same year. In this version, players can choose between two alternative graphics styles.

Plot

In Stranger of Sword City for PC / Windows we play as the titular stranger, whose plane crashed after an encounter with a mysterious portal. Being the only survivor of the crash, we end up in the legendary sword city Escario, and our main goal is to find the way back home. The problem is that the citizens of Escario think we are the Chosen One who will save them from the dark forces. To fulfill our task, we will have to fight difficult battles and forge unlikely alliances.

Mechanics

In terms of mechanics, Stranger of Sword City for PC / Windows is a typical jRPG with a turn-based combat system. During our adventures we will explore dungeons filled with deadly traps like poison, icicles, or lava tanks. Beside the usual monsters, we will have to face powerfull bosses. The latter ones can be brought back to life, so the only way to definitely kill them is to destroy a mysterious crystal.

Like in many other jRPGs, there are different classes and races available, but our protagonist has to be a human. He might be, however, accompanied by elves, dwarves, halflings, and Neys, a race of catpeople. In between our dungeon crawling adventures, we can rest in the guild’s headquarters, a home of many “not of this world” outsiders, and level up our hero’s abilities.

Game Modes

Stranger of Sword City offers only a single player campaign, but thanks to the implemented Rank Chart, players can compete and compare their accomplishments.

Technical Aspects

Stranger of Sword City for PC / Windows has visuals typical for a jRPG game, but unlike the other games developed by Experience, the slightly comedic stylistics were replaced with a much darker and grimmer climate. PlayStation Vita version of the game also supports touch screen controls, a feature not included in the PC and Xbox releases.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GT or better), 3.5 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8/8.1

Stranger of Sword City story trailer

Stranger of Sword City story trailer | 1:54

Zwiastun fabularny gry Stranger of Sword City od studia Experience.