Yesterday, Perfect World Entertainment announced its newest free-to-play MMORPG, the martial arts-inspired Swordsman. Based off the popular wuxia novels by Louis Cha, the game is set during an intense era of the Ming Dynasty, where ten martial arts schools have been battling it out to become the most powerful clan. As a member of one of those schools, you set out to avenge your people and discover an "ancient scripture containing Kung Fu secrets that can bring immense power to the clan who possesses it."
Swordsman uses Perfect World's new Angelica III engine and, as the name and subject matter suggest, you can expect the focus to be on melee combat. That being said, the Announcement Trailer seen below did have a few unique ranged attacks, like a needle to the eye! Unfortunately, it's a CGI trailer and not a gameplay trailer, but it still sets the scene.
Swordsman is currently in Closed Beta, which you can register for at www.playswordsman.com.