Blade & Soul is set to patch in a new update titled Shroud of the Assassin that will add a third class specialization to the Assassin class on February 19th. Level 55 and higher players who have completed the Legacy of the Hongmoon Class Awakening quest will be able to opt for the Way of the Phantom specialization. You can use new “phantasmal energy with the new Phantom skill or surprise your opponents with an attack of Shadow Stalkers as you display your newfound expertise with the Twilight Slash ability”.
Korean MMORPG Astellia is set to launch on the Steam platform on January 30th. The buy-to-play game is already downloadable and playable from the web-based service. Players form both the web-based service and Steam platform will be on the same regional servers.
On January 20th, PvP-oriented MMORPG Albion Online will launch its biggest update since the game was released in 2017. Titled Queen, the update will bring the new Hideout system that lets guilds operate in underground bases within the Outlands. An entirely new faction, the ancient Avalonians will also be added to the game. Players can fight against them in the new Elite Randomized Dungeons for powerful week-long buffs and Avalonian Shards (used for crafting the game’s most powerful Artifact Armor).
Korean game developer and publisher Neowiz has announced Bless Eternal, the mobile adaptation of the previously-shut-down PC MMORPG Bless Online. Bless Eternal was previously shown to have a Chinese version being made by Longtu Games and now Neowiz plans to release it to the Korean market too.
Korean game developers All-M sent word that a new class has been added to the Korean version of the action-combat brawler MMORPG Kritika. The new class is the Female Warrior who wields an elegant longsword. Check her out in the preview video below.
Pearl Abyss is wasting no time to get content out to players of the action-packed MMORPG Black Desert Mobile with the release of the first major content update. The update expands the world by opening the new region of South Mediah.
To add to the hype of revealing the release date for the upcoming open world MMO New World, developer and publisher Amazon Game Studios has posted a new developer diary video. The video on YouTube talks about the development that went into New World and shows off concept art and in-game footage.