Astellia Online is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with a monster card system in which players collect and combine cards to call forth powerful companions into battle. The companions are critical parts gameplay as they determine the style of a player’s combat through the varying buffs, debuffs and abilities that each one can provide like crowd control, tanking, heals and more.
Black Desert Online (검은사막) is a sandbox and action combat MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with fast-paced action combat, huge world bosses, and intense large-scale player versus player combat.
Developer: Pearl Abyss
South Korean Publisher: Kakao Games
South American Publisher: RedFox Games
Russian Publisher: GameNet
Engine: “Black Desert” Engine
PvP: Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
PvE: Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
Blade & Soul (블레이드 앤 소울) is a high fantasy martial-arts themed MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’. Players progress by taking part in the game’s rich story, dungeons and intense player versus player activities. Blade and Soul offers a skill-based action combat using the player’s ability to properly time attacks and adapt to situations with the use of limited dodges and blocks.
South Korean Publisher: NCSoft
North American Publisher: NC Interactive
European Publisher: Gameforge
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Faction based open-world, Battlegrounds, Arenas
PvE: Quests, Dungeons, Raids, Bosses, Mini-games
Bless Online (블레스) is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in a fantasy world with two factions locked at war with each other for ultimate rule over the world they live in. The Hieron controls the northern lands and the Union controls the southern lands. Tame thousands of creatures from all across the vast lands of Bless Online.
Developer: Neowiz Bless Studio
South Korean Publisher: Neowiz Bless Studio
Russian Publisher: XP Games
Global Publisher: Neowiz Bless Studio
Model: Free-to-play for KR/JP, Buy-to-play for Steam Global
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Camelot Unchained is an upcoming and in-development fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that is considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Mark Jacob’s (Designer) prior game Dark Age of Camelot. The game will offer a PvP-centric design and will have themes based on Arthurian legends, Norse and Irish mythologies.
Chronicles of Elyria is an upcoming and in-development persistent world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’. Experience multiple in-game lives as your characters are born into life, age to adulthood and die. The game allows players to make choices that affect a character’s physique and role throughout its life. The game’s publisher defines it as an event-driven story MMO with a gripping narrative.
Developer: Soulbound Studios
Publisher: Soulbound Studios
Development Level: Crowdfunded
Engine: Soulborn Engine
Release Date: TBD
World: Persistent Open-world
Closers is a 3D action side-scroll MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in New Seoul, a futuristic world in which mysterious dimensional gates have opened and let loose dimensional monsters throughout the world. The rift from the dimensional gates caused a minor population to gain kinetic powers. Play as one of the kinetic powered “Closers” to stop the monster invasion and close the dimensional gates.
Crowfall is deemed as a “thrown war” MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with an open world setting played across finite and decisive campaigns. During campaigns, player fight for resources and bountiful locations before that campaign is destroyed forever. The game offers player-created ever-lasting hubs called “The Eternal Kingdoms” to make use of the bounties gained from combat campaigns.
Crusaders of Light is a cross-platform fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ in which players are tasked with battling the demon hordes occupying the once peaceful lands. The Desolation Wall has fallen after 700 years of peace and much has been ravaged by the beasts of darkness.
Dark Age of Camelot is medieval fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that presents Arthurian lore, Norse mythology and Irish Celtic legends in a fantasy setting. The game is set in the period after King Arthur’s death when his kingdom is in constant war.
Original Developer: Mythic Entertainment
Developer: Broadsword Online Games
North American Publisher: Vivendi Games
Current Publisher: Electronic Arts (2006-present)
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvE: Quests, Dungeons, Camps, Raids
PvP: Realm vs Realm, Guild Fights, Duels