Xian Jiàn 六 – Heroine

The first heroine of Xian Jiàn 六 has been released.

Her name is Yuè Qí – which, if Google Translate is to be believed, means ‘pray more’.

Yuè Qí

Her character poem is as follows:

雲岫重重又幾重,天風吹落未玲瓏。
夙祈晴我青溟色,夜遠曦白卻碧穹。

I found this information on – http://gnn.gamer.com.tw/9/108399.html

My suspicions that this game is going to be different to the others is seeming to be proven correct. The article introducing Yuè Qí and this page from the official website both mention change.

I personally adore the game already. I mean, look at Yuè Qí. Her fashion is completely on point. she looks like a ninja! Her hair is short! In a game set in ancient China her hair is short! Can you imagine how much that would make her stand out? The kind of derision that would attract? And just look at her, her face is so determined. She isn’t there to mess about. She’s getting stuff done and asses kicked. Probably without having to lift a finger. Amazing.

Even our hero is awesome. He’s got an eye patch! We live in such an ableist society that seeing a hero who wears an eye patch and wields a sword. Three words for you – hand eye co-ordination. Not that his fashion sense isn’t on point as well. It is. It so is.

Xian Jiàn 六 – Hero

Say hi to our new hero!

And what a hero we have! Can I get a high-five from the ‘we wish he were real club’? Haha…

I love eye patches.

Also, yay! He wasn’t in the initial sketches that were released! Amazing.

Chinese Paladin 6

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Xian Jiàn 六

A trailer for the game Xian Jiàn 六 has been released.

There was talk of the game being created with UNREAL ENGINE if the fifth installment (not the prequel) sold well enough. The trailer gives nothing away of how the game will look. However, it does (I believe) give us the back-story.

The trailer can be found here.

The official game website has also been released – http://pal6.changyou.com/

For those who have little understanding of Chinese you can find information here. If you have Google Translate it will give you a rough idea about the back-story.

It sounds really exciting. And different.

Here are the images they released a short while back for anyone who missed them.

Xian Jian 6 IXian Jian 6 II

『仙劍奇俠傳六』

The FaceBook page 仙劍奇俠傳 has released these new images! They come alongside the caption:

『仙劍奇俠傳六』首次公佈遊戲神秘角色剪影!
這四人是何族類?各個身份為何?其中又是否有遊戲的主角?

We’re getting Xian Jiàn 6!!!

If the sales are at the right place for the Xian Jiàn 5 (not the prequel) then it might just be made with something called ‘Unreal Engine‘, or so I’ve read in some place or another by people with greater knowledge of Chinese than me. Continue reading

7/7 2014

Technically, this is a day late, but all things ‘me’ considered, that’s actually pretty early.

I adore the Xian Jiàn and Gǔ Jiàn games. They have wonderful morals embedded in them, are told beautifully and have the most heart-rending love stories.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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永恆

I really am sorry for my lack of presence here. I did intend to publish articles every two or three days. Writing this, it’s been about a week already since I last did any work on any of my blogs. By the time I reach the end we might all be living in our labyrinth surrounded castles full of diminutive little… I watched a movie and now I’m a hardcore addict. Addiction is hard.

So, you see, I cannot make this entirely about wǔxiá. That’s the only way that I could tear myself away from the cruel hold of the fan-videos, fan-fiction, fan-comics, audio version of the fan-comics and re-watching the video. That’s why this article is taking a sweeter approach. This is a mess of wǔxiá, games, films, television series and movies. Those include animations.

Have this as an apology:

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Break Point

Now, if you so allow me, I will commit to one act – an act that you may well deny; may well laugh in the face of; may well turn your back to. To those who continue onwards, I swear myself to this act.

I will break your hearts.

Here rests a video of one of the tragic of all tales of romance and valour. Here lies the sacrificial stone on which I place your hearts for the ritual bleeding. Here is the video which cannot stand to break you unless you know of its origins.

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