The multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings TV adaptation back in November of 2017 and now it is taking the epic high fantasy novel series further than ever in the gaming market. Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are creating a new free-to-play MMO game based on the Lord of The Rings. This is not to be confused with the 2007 MMO The Lord of The Rings Online which is currently developed and published by Turbine. According to press information, the game will give “a new immersive experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien”.
Bandai Reveals Blue Protocol Trailer, Classes, Closed Alpha Testing Schedule & Game System Requirements
New details have been revealed about Bandai Namco’s upcoming online action RPG Blue Protocol. For three days, alpha testers will get to play for several hours each day and try out the four available classes of Aegis Fighter, Blast Archer, Spell Caster, and Twin Striker. The trailer below teases the game’s world, combat, cinematics, and classes.
Bandai Namco has announced a new online action RPG titled Blue Protocol. The game is developed by Project Sky Blue, a team consisting of veteran members from Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios.
Korean gaming company Netmarble has announced that recruitment has begun in search of beta testers for the new Japanese mobile MMORPG TERA Origin. This mobile game is the fourth to be based on the TERA IP (The Realms of Arborea) after TERA M, TERA Classic and TERA Frontier. Closed beta testing will begin on July 2nd.
Korean developers Barunson and Studio 8 have sent word that the first closed beta test of the fantasy MMORPG Astellia will begin on June 25th and end July 1st. Pre-download of the CBT-1 Client is already available for those who have been invited to participate.
For the first 5 days of CBT-1, players will experience the game in its “default state” so the developers can get data on character and gear progression. After, a Special NPC will appear that will level up characters to Lv. 50.
The developer of the popular sandbox MMORPG ArcheAge, XL Games has partnered with publisher Kakao Games to bring to life a new open-world mobile MMORPG called Moonlight Sculptor. Initially announced in 2016, the game is finally beginning to reveal itself with the first three artworks released.
Design as a support class, Shai wields a large boomerang that is almost as big as she is to swiftly attack enemies, support allies and evade. She has several unique skills at her disposal such as ‘Play Dead’ to fool enemies, ‘Get Well’ to heal allies, ‘Come Here and Hide!’ to shield her friends, and ‘Found You!’ to reveal hidden foes.
Bless Online’s Global Steam Version Is Shutting Down On September 9th – What’s Left For The Bless IP?
Following the recent closure notice of the Japanese version of Bless Online, developer and publisher Neowiz has officially announced that the global Steam version of the game will also be shutting down on September 8th, 2019. The closure will take place exactly one month after Bless Japan shuts down.
As we reported last week, Bless Online’s Global version on Steam has consistently performed poorly with a current average of 209 players in the last 30 days and similar numbers for the past five months.
When the global version shuts down, Bless on PC will no longer be playable in any region. The fate of the Bless IP will rely on Bandai’s Unreal Engine 4 iteration of Bless on Xbox One titled ‘Bless Unleashed‘. Bless Unleashed ran a four day closed beta testing in April 2019. No word has been given out in regards to open beta testing.