The Stranger of the Village of the Sword Has Light, Neutral, And Dark Paths

By Sato . May 18, 2014 . 9:30am


We recently got to check out The Stranger of the Village of the Sword’s mysterious opening video, and while much of the game’s story remains unknown, their latest update on the official website tells us how you’ll control the destiny of how it ends, with the light, neutral, and dark paths.


In The Stranger of the Village of the Sword, the three characters of Malilith, Riu, and Alm are vessels to the dormant spirits of greater beings. By giving them “Pure Crystals,” which can be obtained through monsters, they can regain their true powers.


However, in order to obtain the Pure Crystals, you’ll need to defeat specific monsters that have infinite lives. They can only be defeated by having their “Blood Crystals” taken from within them, and this can only be done by the chosen ones.


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Malilith’s Spirit of Light “Phoenix,” Riu’s Neutral Dragon King “Oblis” (オブリス), and Alm’s Demon Lord of Darkness, “Ol Ouma” (オル・オーマ). Once one of these three fully awaken their powers, the story will near its end.



Depending on who you hand over the Pure Crystals to, different “Divinity Skills” will be unlocked. These skills can be used in combat by using the accumulated Morale meter. These skills have offensive, defensive, and magical attributes that will give you a big advantage in combat.


The Stranger of the Village of the Sword is slated for release on Xbox 360 on June 5, PC on August 22, and later this year for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Masa

    I love this art work so much! Game looks gorgeous.

  • Thatguy

    *looks at header picture*

    It’s… sooo close. Almost… Almost… Gah, can’t see it.

    … I mean, there something on that broken TV. Yeah, that’s it.

    • shibomi
      • Vash bane

        lmao looks like a funny anime

        • darke

          Mondaiji is indeed good. I recommend the light novels the anime was based off as well. :)

      • Thatguy

        That was… inspiring!

      • fairysun

        I remember there was other kind of anime that taught me the same philosophy. But this one is hillarious too.

  • chibidw

    NIS, you know what to do.

  • GOLD

    the platforms its releasing on seem….randomly picked

    • DarthSithZero

      Yeah, Kinda odd combination.

    • darke

      That sounds like the same comment I make on nearly every article of this. :)

    • Aoshi00

      most VNs have always been on 360 and PSP (now Vita) before, like Students of Round. It’s not until recently PS3 has been getting some as well. Steins;Gate was on 360, then ported to PC, PSP, then iOS, then PS3 & Vita. The artwork looks so amazing but I don’t play dungeon crawler at all.. like Titanfalll.. I just got the artbook since it doesn’t have single player. playing Child of Light and Dream Club GoGo right now :)

  • Freud_Hater

    Good, Neutral and Evil paths? That’s simply unheard of! The artwork looks very nice, though, and the female lead is badass *.* I’d buy it :O

  • Mika Chuuu

    Does anyone have the first picture in a bigger version or a WP?

    • Have you tried clicking on the image to bring up the article’s image gallery?

      • randominternetperson

        It’s still not wallpaper resolution though.

      • Mika Chuuu

        Yeah but still toooo small :(

  • God

    Damn, i was hoping there would be a “light” vessel, a “dark” vessel, and that to get the neutral ending you had to send both to fudge themselves… but this looks nice too.

  • Sounds very interesting. If it’s fun, just means multiple playthroughs. Can’t get enough of that artwork.

    Is that a Darth Vader fan I see?

  • shuyai

    whoever drew the top pic just drew it to fuck with our mind! let there be wind!

  • Raine

    But will there be a path of the bacon!?

    It’ll be extra hot and crispy!

  • Yan Zhao

    Buying this game for the art alone.

  • Learii

    sexy legs

  • Vash bane

    that artwork looks nice

  • Ghoul_Aid

    Yep, still looking good (dat skirt). Too bad the platforms are all wrong.
    Hmm, maybe I really should look into getting a vita.

  • new_tradition

    Oooooh, so you the player will be the actual MC and will be addressed directly then? I thought the woman in that armoured sailor uniform was gonna be the MC, but I guess the player isn’t worthy of such nice art xD

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