Developer and publisher PLAYWITH Interactive has announced that they will be releasing a new MMORPG titled Warlords Awakening on Steam in the summer. The announcement states that they are on the last stages of development and plan to open the game up to the public for Early Access. The Early Access is expected sometime in July.
The game will feature five unique classes (Blood Knight, Mage Psychic, Sniper, Assassin Warrior), three battle stances per class, battle pets, dungeons, raids, 4 vs 4 PvP and a pet breeding system.
Trion Worlds has announced that Defiance 2050 will release on July 10th with a head start beginning on July 6th for Xbox one, PlayStation 4 and PC. Founder’s Packs with exclusive outfits, titles and access to the head start are available to pre-order now on PC and will be available to pre-order on June 19th for Xbox One and on July 6th for PlayStation 4. A short open beta period will commence on June 22nd and end on June 25th for PC players. The open beta will allow players to experience new base classes, weapon enhancements and progression systems.
NPC dating has arrived in the Western version of Black Desert Online! Players can now express their affections toward their favorite NPCs. To win the heart of an NPC, a player must show affection and increase Amity through conversation or by giving gifts (Express Goodwill) to them. Gift giving consumes energy and upon reaching 1,000 Amity, the player can confess his or her feelings.
After some needed time to think over their received confessions, the NPC will decide on who becomes their lover. The relationship lasts for one week and the NPC may choose another lover when the week is over. If you keep the highest Amity, you can maintain your relationship with the NPC, but if not, the NPC may break up with you.
During Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference, Bethesda and Zenimax Online announced the next two DLCs for The Elder Scrolls Online; Wolfhunter and Murkmire. Both DLCs will arrive in the second half of 2018.
Wolfhunter will arrive first as a dungeon DLC based around Tamriel’s werewolves. Two new group dungeons named Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices will be added.
“..you’ll be able to dive into all-new stories surrounding those afflicted with the lycanthropic curse and even, perhaps, come face-to-face with the Daedric Prince Hircine himself.”
Microsoft has revealed at the Xbox E3 2018 press conference that the beta of Black Desert on Xbox One will begin in Fall 2018. The Xbox One version was initially planned to be released in the first half of 2018 as Black Desert publisher Pearl Abyss stated at the start of this year. At the time, it was also revealed that the Xbox One version will support 4K resolution.
Players are now able to sign up on the official Black Desert Xbox site for a chance to participate in the upcoming beta. Each Xbox account is eligible for only one beta key.
Watch the E3 2018 trailer below as well as the 4K trailer from last year which shows off some amazing environmental graphics and flashy combat skill animations.
Nexon has announced that the next play session for MapleStory 2 will be another closed beta. The second closed beta will focus on stress testing Nexon’s servers so they are planning to double the number of accepted testers in comparison to the first closed beta. The first closed beta session lasted for one week from May 9th to May 16th. Nexon has yet to reveal when the second closed beta will begin or how long it will last.
A new Producers’ Blog series that will discuss hot topics, new content and a release plan will begin next week.
Black Desert Online has released the awakening of Lahn, the latest playable class addition to the game. This is quite fast considering the Lahn was just released in the Western version on May 23rd. Players can now begin Lahn’s Awakening Quest if they have reached level 56 with their Lahn characters. The awakening will let Lahn players wield a pair of chained Crimson Glaives that can be used to perform a new skill called Soul Raid for pulling enemies closer. Lahn is also able to swiflty switch between awakening and pre-awakening skills for a broader set of combos.
DJ2 Entertainment has announced a new set of major changes to the recently released Wild West Online. No later than June 15th, a new patch will be deployed that will bring the removal of “Mcfarlanes vs Steele” type of factions, the return of Sheriffs vs Outlaw as core gameplay, a free trial version and more.
Defined faction PvP was added when Wild West Online launched on Steam on May 10th and now they have chosen to remove the system due to its addition of unnecessary complexities to gameplay mechanics. As a replacement to the new “Mcfarlanes vs Steele” type of faction PvP, Sheriffs vs Outlaw will become the new two main factions in the game.