Eastern MMO News cover massively multiplayer online games that are developed by groups, individuals or companies from the Eastern regions of the world. This includes the Asia, Oceania, Pacific Islands. Most games are developed in South Korea, China, and Japan.
Mail.Ru, the Russian Internet giant known for e-mail portals, social networks (ВКонтакте or VK), and online game publishing has been announced as the designated publisher for the new action MMO Lost Ark.
While game developer Smilegate has signed a contract with Mail.Ru, no solid dates have been announced yet as far as an actual release schedule is concerned. However, we know that closed beta testing is scheduled for 2019. Sign ups for betas and Founders Packs (Early Access Kits) are already up on the official Russian Lost Ark site.
Blade & Soul: Revolution aims to give a mobile experience that is as close to the PC version as possible. This means that the combat is action-mode and players fight for glory in PvP tournaments and massive 500 vs 500 battles.
MapleStory 2 has patched in a new content update that brings a new class, area, and PvP activities! The new area, called Sky Fortress will offer new Daily, Weekly & Field Missions that grant tokens for purchasing Item Attribute Re-rollers, Costume packs, and more.
The new class named Soul Binder is a powerful caster class that uses deep, spiritual magic. Nexon has given all players an additional Free Character Slot so that everyone can try the new class.
Players can now partake in 1vs1PvP combat when they reach level 50! Maplers can queue up for a match and fight against other adorable players in a ‘best of three’ battle.
Fans of the classic fantasy MMORPG Ragnarok Online may be pleased to hear that a new mobile version of Ragnarok is set to release globally soon! Well… to North America, South America, Oceania, and South Asia. Pre-registrations are open for Ragnarok M: Eternal Love. Those who pre-register will be set to receive rewards if the total registration count reaches certain tiers. To pre-register, visit the official Ragnarok Mobile: Eternal Love global site.
Last week it was revealed that Nexon’s Project DH is named Dragon Hound and that it will be showcased in Nexon’s line-up of games for this year’s G-Star convention. Now we finally have solid gameplay footage of the new monster hunting game. If you have yet to hear about G-Star, it is an enormous game show convention in South Korea that takes place every year for several days where game companies like Nexon reveal many of their new works. G-Star 2018 began on November 15th and will continue through November 18th.
The gameplay footage below shows what appears to be a tutorial level gameplay set in a futuristic fantasy world with large vehicular mechanisms and overgrown beasts. Several players can be seen hunting dragons and wyverns with gattling guns, cannons, and other long-range weapons that are mounted on horses. Combat appears to be mainly long-range with enemies mostly attacking from afar like flying dragons shooting large balls of fire.
The character creation video shows highly customizable male and female characters with many changable body attributes such as weight, height, build, muscle mass, and more. There are lots of hair styles and colors to choose from and some of which are similar to popular anime characters.
Nexon’s mounted combat MMO called Dragon Hound, previously only known as ‘Project DH’ will be making an appearance in this year’s G-Star event. G-Star 2018 is a large game show convention in South Korea that takes place every year. Dragon Hound was first introduced two years ago in G-Star 2016. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 and is developed by DevCat, the same folks behind Vindictus.
KOG Games has revealed that a closed beta testing phase is coming up for the PvP-focused anime action MMO KurtzPel. Sign ups for the closed beta is already open via a Google form. This event will be from November 15th to 18th. KOG has also announced that KurtzPel will be participating in G-Star 2018 which will take place on the same days as the closed beta. G-Star is the biggest game show convention in South Korea.
If this is your first time hearing about KurtzPel, the anime MMO consists mainly of PvP activities with small-scale PvE like 2-man co-op dungeons as part of its progression. While a story with animated cut-scenes will exist, we do not know how that will integrate with the game’s content.
Published by Nexon, the mobile MMORPG ‘Spiritwish‘ has entered closed beta testing in South Korea. The isometric mobile RPG shares a lot of gameplay and graphical aspects with Tree of Savior. If you are a fan of ToS or Ragnarok Online, this game is one to keep an eye out for. Dungeon bosses, quests, cut-scenes, NPCs and world-design act and look almost identical to Tree of Savior. There is also an auto-combat mode.
One main difference is that players create their own team of up to 3 controllable characters. There is no official word on whether an English version is planned for Spiritwish yet. Watch the official teaser below to see the gameplay. Beta testing will begin in Korea later in 2018.