Citadel Studios has announced that Legends of Aria has been updated with a Dungeon Expansion update that doubles the size of wilderness dungeons. On top of this, PVE players will find a new skill that will help prevent unscrupulous ganking. The spell is called Ward Evil. A glowing ball of energy, visible only to the caster will notify the caster when an outcast enemy is in range. The developers hope that “this will encourage those afraid to leave the guarded zones to check out the new dungeons.”
The Xbox One version of Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert will launch its final open beta testing on February 14th. Testing will last for three days until February 17th. The open beta will be available to everyone in North America and Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account. The game will fully launch on the Microsoft Store on March 4th. In celebration of the last beta, a new trailer showing off some in-game cinematics and gameplay clips.
Black Desert on Xbox One is not played in the same world as the popular PC version Black Desert Online. The console version has been customized for the console with a newly revised in-game main story, a better “Action Mode”, and more. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Xbox site. You can purchase one of the game’s three tiers of pre-orders from there as well.
The Xbox One version of Black Desert will be launching on March 4th. Early access will be granted to those who pre-order the game from the Microsoft Store. The more expensive the package is, the earlier you can hop into the world and play ahead of the launch day.
There are three pre-order packages priced at $29.99 for the Standard Edition, $49.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $99.99 for the Ultimate Edition. Pre-order now or learn more on the official Black Desert Xbox Version site.
En Masse Entertainment has announced that the North American and European servers of Closers will be merging into one new world server. The merge is set to happen on January 29th 4Pm Pacific and will come with a ten hour downtime.
Answers regarding what is happening to players’ characters, crews, inventory, and more can be found in the FAQ.
Bless Unleashed, the Xbox One MMORPG based on the same world as Bless Online is set to release sometime in 2019. Bandai Namco has released a new teaser trailer to show off the five classes that players will have to choose from; Berserker, Mage, Ranger, Priest, and Crusader. The Crusader is essentially Bless Online’s Guardian class.
Bless Unleashed is said to be built for mature audiences. It will take players on “an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant persistent world, and tasks the brave with battling – and surviving –vicious, lethal monsters that inhabit this untamed landscape.” It is developed by NEOWIZ and Round 8 Studio. For more information, visit the official Bless Unleashed site.
The next part of the Age of Discovery in Star Trek Online is coming soon on January 23rd and it’s called the ‘Mirror of Discovery’ update. Star Trek Online: Mirror of Discovery will be added on PC first and later on the console versions. This update will feature a new important character, Captain Killy, who is voiced by Mary Wiseman from the Star Trek: Discovery television series. Two new featured episodes titled ‘Para Pacem’ and The Illusion of Communication’ will be added with this update.
Gameforge has announced the latest character to join the SoulWorker gang and her name is Chii Aruel. The pink-haired girl character will be the seventh to be released. No information has been revealed about her abilities or release date yet.
Hopefully Gameforge will release a gameplay video soon so we can see how the epic left-hand sword and oddly shaped right-hand weapon function in combat. Chii Aruel will most likely release in Korea first and make her way to Gameforge’s NA/EU servers sometime after, so we’ll have to keep a close eye on the Korean version for her arrival.
Intrepid Studios has announced that the second open beta for Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse will be live from January 24th, 10am Pacific until January 27th 10pm Pacific. Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse is the battle royale standalone version of the sandbox MMORPG Ashes of Creation. To join, all you have to do is register here and download the latest patch.
Webzen has given word that in celebration of Shot Online‘s 14th anniversary, the free-to-play real-time golf game with MMORPG elements is coming to the Steam platform on January 22nd. Check out the Shot Online Steam store page for more information.