101XP has announced that the new Eternal Magic MMORPG is about to start its open beta on September 26th. Two servers will open at the start: Sagittarius [NA] and Andromeda [EU]. The game recently ended its 11-day closed beta on September 15th which had a level limit of 50. In the open beta, players will be allowed to level up to 60. Those who played during the closed beta will find their characters’ items reset. However, anything gained from the open beta will be theirs to keep.
Gamigo has released a new ArcheAge video showing the enhanced graphics that will come with the Shadows Revealed update on September 30th. Players on the original free-to-play ArcheAge servers and those who will join the new buy-to-play ArcheAge: Unchained servers will see drastic graphic improvements done to several areas of Erenor.
Caravan Stories, the anime-styled MMORPG popular in Japan, has officially launched as a free-to-play game in North America on the PlayStation 4 console. The NA version supports English text and Japanese audio. Caravan Stories is currently available for PlayStation 4 in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as well. The game is known for its impressive art style, for having a wide variety of playable races from Orcs to Dwarves, and for its old-school JRPG style of progression.
NCSoft has announced that a new ranged class is coming to the action-packed martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul. On September 18th, the new Zen Archer class will arrive along with the Storm of Arrows update. The Zen Archer is a primary DPS class thatspecializes in fast-paced single target and AoE DPS.
Starting with the Imperial City Celebration Event that will take place sometime this month, all players will be able to get The Elder Scrolls Online‘s The Imperial City DLC for free. This will be permanently free.
Gamigo‘s buy-to-play relaunch of ArcheAge dubbed ‘ArcheAge: Unchained‘ has been given a release date. Servers will officially open on September 30th. Many community questions have also been answered thanks to the latest Twitch livestream by Gamigo’s ArcheAge team. Founders Packs are now being offered starting at $25.99 on the official ArcheAge: Unchained site.
After years of staying under the radar, earlier in May of this year, a select group of players in Korea were finally chosen to conduct closed testing of Nexon’s sandbox MMORPG Peria Chronicles. Now, four months later, Korean news source Invenglobal reports that Nexon has announced that “after much discussion, the development of ‘Peria Chronicles’ is stopped.”
Several internal and external tests were conducted for Peria Chronicles and Nexon concluded that the current stage of the game could not satisfy players. The project is now cancelled.
Blizzard has announced that new realms are opening up for World of Warcraft Classic when the game officially launches on Monday August 26th. Nine more realms, five for North America and four for Europe, will be added to combat the threat of terribly long queues.
In addition, Blizzard will be removing the limitation of only creation three total characters per account for WoW Classic. Players will be allowed to create up to “10 characters per Classic realm, for a total of 50 characters across all Classic realms per WoW account.”
Fantasy MMORPG Astellia is now set to officially launch in the West on September 27th. Astellia’s English version will be fully available as a buy-to-play game with a number of differences to the free-to-play Asian version.
Several classes that are gender-locked in Korea will not be gender-locked in the English version. Developer and publisher Barunson E&A promises to provide free one time gender swap vouchers when they launch alternative genders for the classes that do not get gender-unlocked during the launch.