This year’s game feasts are in full swing, lots of new MMOs have rounded up like the spring rain. Every game has a hidden gold inside of it, it may shine and surprise you in the near future, so let’s just take time and wait for the one that can attract your eyeballs. By the way, don’t forget to vote for your favorite new games in the last page.
Navy Field 2 is a multiplayer, online action real-time strategy (RTS) naval warfare game set in World Wars I and II which will be released this year. It offers fast-paced, action intensive naval warfare using the RTS model, will allow players to turn back the clock and experience historically accurate battles from World Wars I and II including the Battle of Midway and the last battle of the Bismarck.
Nexon America has opened the teaser web page for Navy Field 2 and the real time action MMORTS will enter its closed beta on March 27th. Interested gamers can give it a shot to experience the game’s multiplayer setting which supports engagements of up to 192 ships controlled by 64 players. Playable ships include destroyers, battleships and aircraft carriers that are fully customizable down to their officers, technical equipment and weapons.
Viper Circle, an upcoming free-to-play online action shooter, is announced by Korea-based game publisher and developer Neowiz Games based on Unreal engine 3 for the first time. Viper Circle is planned to launch in the last quarter of 2013. Currently Viper Circle’s official site provides 4 languages for players: Korean, English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Viper Circle is set in near future, skyrocketing oil price and the exhaustion of fossil fuel become the most critical global issue, so some conglomerates rise and aim at developing energy sources which could replace fossil fuels and to monopolize the production and distribution of them. There are two major conglomerates, “Pacific Defense System (PDS) and “Eon Industry Union (EIU)”, which rule the global economy and politics, also known as “Superstates” by exceeding the boundaries of nations. PDS dominates Asia, while EIU commands America and the Commonwealth. And there is secretive military faction known as “Dominance”, headquartered in South Africa. These “Superstates” are constantly issuing covert and ruinous ‘missions’ to deliver fatal blow to each other. These missions are compared to how a viper hunts their prey by infiltrating their victims hideouts and injecting venom into their hearts, so the mercenary group is called Viper Circle.
Renaissance Heroes is a brand new MMOFPS developed by Bridea and published in North America by ChangYou (US). The game is set in the beautifully re-imagined world of the 16th century Renaissance Europe and combines classic multiplayer action with unparalleled visual realism powered by the Unreal Engine 3 technology to deliver the fun of fast-action shooters to a new generation of gamers.
Renaissance Heroes was launched on February 19 complete with additional content including one new playable character, a new competitive game mode, and two new gameplay environments. Interested gamers can check out the video collection of the game or head for the official website to give a shot.
Onigiri: Pandemonium is a newly announced 3D MOBA developed by Japanese studio CyberStep, which is well-known for titles such as GetAmped. It should be the first, or one of the first MOBA to come from the Land of the Rising Sun. CyberStep recently has opened the English teaser website for Onigiri, information about the game, including screenshots, game descriptions, future alpha and beta releases, and other details about the game can be found on the website.
The game takes place in an ancient and mythological Japan, a world where the human race and non-human races such as Oni (ogres) and Youkai (devils) coexist. Players will take the role of a descendent of the legendary Oni, and adventure across an expansive world with many cities and landmarks to explore. Onigiri: Pandemonium is scheduled for launch at the end of this year and the game will adopt p2p charging mode which is quite unique in MOBA games.
Already established in numerous countries across the globe, The Aurora World has entered its closed beta test in NA on March 7th and open beta will begin on Mar.28th. The Aurora World story takes place after a cataclysmic war between the Gods in Heaven, leaving the world in chaos. Players will venture across the land to unite powers of good and vanquish evil, taking on eight different professions with their own unique specializations and mastery system, comprising an extensive PvE experience with entertaining daily quests, events and crafting, alongside a robust PvP system that includes large scale Nation Wars, clan wars, a PK system and coliseum mode.
The Aurora World also offers the unique hybrid pet/mount system known as Majinns that will aid players in their journey while being immersed into a world of lush environments and detailed character models, powered by Aurora Interactive’s self-developed graphics engine. Players can find out more about the game at official site.
If you are interested in the story of Twilight and Vampire Dairies, then you might be fond of this upcoming Korean MMORPG built around the war between vampires and werewolves — Project V. Secretly in development by Korean studio PlayWorks since 2010, the gaming giant NHN has invested over USD 2.5 million in the project thus far.
Crafted using the Havok Vision Engine, Project V reportedly garnered overseas publishers’ attention back at G*Star 2012, 3 publishers from North America and Europe are currently keep close tabs on the game’s development progress.
In Project V, the werewolf race acts as the supposed “underdog”, living underground while creating a civilization similar to that of human’s. On the other hand, vampires live in a life of wealth and abundance of resources. As warring sides, each of the races will have to try and absorb essence of life from each other using particular skills. The vampires will drain the werewolves dry of blood, while 1 werewolf skill involves pushing a stake through the vampire’s heart. These points can then be used to craft items, upgrade equipments and more.
Waren Story is a fantasy themed MMORPG with a focus on PvP warfare. It features four classes: Warrior, Gunner, Archer and Brawler and has a “unique array of devastating skills”, mercenary system, mount & pet system to explore. And the game entered commercial release on March 22nd which means you can definitelytry out the game right now.
Waren Story features spectacular graphics and animation, four distinct classes, and ten captivating PvP modes to foster competition between players and guilds. A variety of battlefields set the stage on which skilled gamers can vie for supremacy—and each other’s precious honor points. An ultimate battlefield also awaits for the bravest and most daring, pitting teams of up to 100 players against each other in a titanic clash. But players must take heed, as dying there means forfeiting experience points to the killing player and possibly losing valuable items! Click here to check out the Waren Story review from our writer.
At the mention of MONARCH, it can date back to December 2008, when it was developed by MAIUS GAMES and announced by CJ E&M officially. The Korean siege war-themed MMORPG has entered its final closed beta on March 8th.
Monarch is a next-gen MMORPG set in a fantasy world and featuring basic RPG content, players’ final goal is to build up the strongest force and become the emperor by means of character advancement and large-scale wars. The game targets at the Lineage series players, who are fond of sieges and the in-game opponent factions.
Neverwinter is no doubt one of the hottest games during these months, based on Dungeons & Dragons fantasy, the action MMO features cooperative gameplay. In the PAX EAST this year, Neverwinter highlights its special features to attract players’ attention, it’s no doubt the most anticipated game for the fans.
Features like built-in voice-chat in parties, player-generated quests and campaigns, and some serious Forgotten Realms lore imbedded into the game. Neverwinter is set in an immersive MMO world takes players from the besieged walls of the famed city itself to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure. Epic stories, action combat and classic role playing await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic realm of Faerûn and the ruined city of Neverwinter. Can’t wait to be part of this adventure? Stay tuned and check out our detail introduction and reviews for Neverwinter.
Developed by Runewaker Entertainment, creators of Runes of Magic, Dragon’s Prophet will launch as a free-to-play MMORPG in 2013. Players will be transported to the dragon-filled, beautiful world of Auratia, where they can fight, capture, train and ride hundreds of unique dragons. Dragon’s Prophet features an action-based combat system that gives players visceral battle action gameplay. Set in a realm where dragons roam the land, sea and air, the game lets players align and battle a variety of dragons as they work to restore order to the land from the evil Black Dragon that has escaped his eternal prison, and is more dangerous than ever.
Now the game is under closed beta phase, the high enthusiasm of Dragon’s Prophet players has formed a special craze for dragon slaughter. Players can explore various newly revealed maps in this non-targeting combat MMORPG. SOE also provided a limited time VIP beta access for DP fans when the closed beta was live on Mar.19th.
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