During Smilegate’s latest media conference in Seoul, South Korea, the release date for the action MMORPG Lost Ark was finally announced! The game will launch its open beta phase for South Korean gamers on November 7th.
After the initial launch, new content will be regularly released by seasons (large updates), episodes (game content based on additional story) and patches. The additional content that are currently in development includes new classes, lots of new islands and regions, visual improvements, better optimization and more.
The mobile version of the anime-styled hack’n’slash brawler SoulWorker has finally launched in China where it is called Soul Keeper: Awakening (異次元行者:覺醒). Soul Keeper brings the same action-packed gameplay on mobile devices as its PC counterpart.
Soul Keeper: Awakening can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Keep in mind that everything in the game is in Chinese. The voice acting is in Japanese. Watch the trailer below to see the different classes in combat.
Nexon has announced that MapleStory M, the mobile version of the popular MMORPG MapleStory has been downloaded over three million times since it launched globally on July 24th. On the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the game has reached #1 in highest grossing games in several countries including Taiwan and Singapore.
In celebration of reaching 3 million downloads, Maplers can participate in in-game giveaway events until August 10th 23:59 PT. Players can gain Gold Leaves, 10 Orange EXP tickets, Kiddie Garden Outfits, 300 MP Potions, 300 HP Potions and more as rewards for playing the game.
Booming Games and My.com have announced that Conqueror’s Blade, the medieval sandbox war MMO will be published by My.com for the Western regions. Its first closed beta tests for Europe were run by the developing company Booming Games, but now My.com will be at the reins of the game’s Western publication.
Conqueror’s Blade will be published with a free-to-play business model. More information about Early Access and testing phases will be shared soon. Meanwhile, beta sign ups are already being accepted on the official Conqueror’s Blade English site.
Initially revealed at the 2016 G-star event, Nexon’s and Devcat’s Project DH is set in a steampunk themed world where giant beasts are ravaging humanity’s dominions. Players set out to hunt these monsters together with their mounts. Not much is known about the game as of now, but we know that it is currently in development for PC with a mobile version planned for a future release.
The video below offers a 16 second glimpse of the mounted combat gameplay of Project DH. At this time, there is no release date and no announcement of a release plan for Western regions.
KurtzPel: Bringer of Chaos is back with another gameplay teaser and this time it showcases the bow-wielding Wind Dancer class in combat with a nameless Magician boss. As is with other PvE footages shown of KurtzPel, only two players are seen battling the enemy. The AoE Arrow Rain and fast shooting attacks of this archer class is reminiscent of the archer class in Dragon Nest.
What do you think of KurtzPel’s 2-player co-op PvE combat?
During the annual Game Enthusiasts’ Day, Netease revealed the first glimpse of the world of the mobile version of Revelation Online titled Revelation M, one of two major projects for the Revelation Online IP. Now Netease has announced that they are now accepting pre-registrations for the soon-to-be released game. Pre-registration can be done through the official site with a Chinese phone number. The game is available to Android and iOS users.
Not much is known about the gameplay mechanics of Revelation M yet, but we do know that it will be set several years ahead of the PC version and will feature younger characters. Revelation M will be a massively multiplayer online game and will share the same Wuxia-themed fantasy universe as its PC predecessor.
KOG Games is at it again with more screenshots of PvE combat gameplay in KurtzPel, their PvP heavy spiritual successor to Elsword and Grand Chase. The new screenshots feature the recently revealed Blazing Fist class in an explosive combat session with a giant magical monster. This mano-a-mano takes place in an instanced dungeon called Caverns of Beast where ancient wizards conduct secret experiments on abducted citizens of a nearby village.
KurtzPel will consist mainly of PvP activities with small-scale PvE as part of its progression. There will be a story, but it is unknown how that will integrate with the content. So far, we know that there will be 2-man co-op instanced PvE missions that players can challenge.
Ascent Infinite Realm, the steam-punk themed MMORPG by Bluehole has been actively giving a weekly preview of all thing related to the game’s world. Last week, we received the Creatures of Nousgard and today Kakao Games Community Manager Praballo has shared the concept art of the Assassin and Gunslinger classes along with the tamable flying Lion mount.
Assassins and Gunslingers both use Light armor. For their designs, the main material for the Assassin’s armor are cloth and leather enhanced in some parts by light iron. Gunslinger’s armor are made primarily with fabric and leather which is made to be elastic and thin for fast-paced agile movements.
“Tamed mounts (bio-type vehicles) enable characters to freely fight while riding. Flying mounts are utilized as key tools in aerial combat and can be further grown to higher tier in residential ranches.”