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.
Indie developer Dynamight Studios has announced that their sandbox action MMORPG Fractured will begin its second Alpha 1 test (Alpha 1 – Testing 2) on Wednesday, July 10, at 4pm CEST (10am EDT).
While Fractured’s Alpha Test 1 in April was focused on collecting mechanics feedback and server stability testing, Alpha Test 2 will focus on adding new content to the game. New content includes new creatures, spells, housing, and crafting. For more details, visit the game’s Test 2 roadmap.
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.
Nintendo Switch players are getting another monster-hunting action co-op RPG! At E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), indie developer Phoenix Labs announced that Dauntless will be playable on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Dauntless is a free-to-play game and is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Phoenix Labs’ vision is to provide full cross-play between all consoles. Players will be able to continue their journey on the Nintendo Switch when it releases for that console.
During this year’s E3 Premier (Electronic Entertainment Expo), indie-developer Donkey Crew released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming survival sandbox “nomadic” MMO Last Oasis. The video shows how players travel around the world and fight in close-range, long-range and mounted combat. Last Oasis’ release date on Steam is planned for September 3, 2019.
Warlords Awakening, the re-release of the MMORPG Elite Lord of Alliance will cease service on June 28th. The game launched on Steam as Warlords Awakening less than one year ago on July 26, 2018. Until the official shut down, the game will be free-to-play with all in-game cash shop purchases disabled.
Later this summer, Korean video game publisher Kakao Games will officially launch TERA Classic in South Korea. Not to be confused with TERA EU’s classic server or TERA M, TERA Classic is an upcoming mobile MMORPG that aims to offer a similar gameplay experience to the original TERA on PC.
Players of TERA Classic will go through a new story in the same fantasy world as the original PC game. The game will have large open field areas, raid dungeons, parties, guilds, and action combat. It’s unknown if the game will have auto-play.