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.
NCSoft is preparing to expand their reach in the Western mobile game market with the upcoming new strategy RPG/MMO ‘Aion: Legions of War‘. On January 24th, Aion: LoW will launch and be playable world-wide for free on iOS and Android devices. Excited fans can now pre-register on the official website. Doing so will grant launch day rewards.
Aion: Legions of War re-imagines the PC MMORPG Aion as a narrative-driven strategy RPG. The game is about building up a roster of unique heroes to be build a powerful party and fight against bosses in tiered dungeons. Players can get together by running guild dungeons and fighting against one another in duel arenas.
Blade & Soul is well on its way to a major overhaul in South Korea. The game’s graphics are being upgraded from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4, as shown in the first half of 2018. In a recent interview with the game’s development team, new information about the game’s next class were revealed. NCSoft has not revealed the name, looks or any video footage of the new class yet – only a short description.
The yearly list of the 100 best selling games on Steam for 2018 as measured by gross revenue has been posted and as usual, a handful MMORPGs have been included. They are the games that made the most revenue on the platform this year. The list is categorized into tiers of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Likely due to the Summerset expansion in June and Murkmire/Wolfhunter content, The Elder Scrolls Online climbed from last year’s Gold tier ranking to this year’s Platinum tier, the highest level on the list. ESO is joined by Warframe in the Platinum tier.
During the Dungeon & Fighter Carnival Event, Nexon and subsidiary developer company Neople announced a new PC MMORPG project that is currently in development called “Project BBQ“.
Project BBQ is a 3D iteration of the popular Dungeon & Fighter MMORPG and will be an action-packed dungeon fighting game. Many elements such as some classes and some lore will be the same as in Dungeon & Fighter. There will be open fields maps and instanced dungeons. More information will be revealed in the coming months.
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.