Developer Barunson Entertainment has announced that after nearly seven years of development, their flagship MMORPG Astellia will finally make its way to the West with a game launch in the summer of 2019. Before its release, Barunson will hold several betas and allow fans to try the game in some conventions starting with the upcoming PAX South in San Antonio, Texas on January 18th.
The sneak peak below shows off the various siege equipment like battering rams, catapults, trebuchets, and giant arrows that players will use to siege each other’s castles. The video is only a map preview so no characters or actual gameplay were shown yet. Castle sieges will be a part of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG as well.
World of Warcraft is releasing its newest raid, Battle of Dazar’alor on January 22nd. Each faction will have a unique viewpoint of this new raid on Zandalar, but players will be allowed to transform into members of the opposite faction to experience both of the Alliance and Horde versions.
Horde players will defend against an invasion in the northern jungle of Zuldazar while Alliance players will launch an attack on the docks of Dazar’alor in an attempt to cut the ties between the Zandalari and the Horde.
Jagex Outlines Changes Coming To RuneScape In Q1 2019 – New Elite Dungeon, Mining / Smithing / Firemaking Overhaul & More
The year has just begun and Jagex has already laid out loads of the new content that RuneScape players can expect over the next few months. Community Manager Mod Shauny has showcased the game updates that are planned for release over the course of the next four months or so.
RuneScape’s 18th birthday on January 4th will bring back the celebratory in-game item ‘Anniversary cake’. The main event will be on January 7th when Mining and Smithing skills get a full rework. Mining rocks will no longer make them deplete, so players will not have to hop worlds to find them. The tiers of ore and metal also will require the same level to mine and smith as they do to wear the gear made with them. Player-owned farms will get improvements with newly purchasable animal stables and farmhands to hire.
NCSoft is preparing to expand their reach in the Western mobile game market with the upcoming new strategy RPG/MMO ‘Aion: Legions of War‘. On January 24th, Aion: LoW will launch and be playable world-wide for free on iOS and Android devices. Excited fans can now pre-register on the official website. Doing so will grant launch day rewards.
Aion: Legions of War re-imagines the PC MMORPG Aion as a narrative-driven strategy RPG. The game is about building up a roster of unique heroes to be build a powerful party and fight against bosses in tiered dungeons. Players can get together by running guild dungeons and fighting against one another in duel arenas.
Best Selling Steam Games Of 2018 Includes A Handful Of MMORPGs – Elder Scrolls Online, Warframe, BDO, FFXIV, Bless Online & More
The yearly list of the 100 best selling games on Steam for 2018 as measured by gross revenue has been posted and as usual, a handful MMORPGs have been included. They are the games that made the most revenue on the platform this year. The list is categorized into tiers of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Likely due to the Summerset expansion in June and Murkmire/Wolfhunter content, The Elder Scrolls Online climbed from last year’s Gold tier ranking to this year’s Platinum tier, the highest level on the list. ESO is joined by Warframe in the Platinum tier.
Mail.Ru, the Russian Internet giant known for e-mail portals, social networks (ВКонтакте or VK), and online game publishing has been announced as the designated publisher for the new action MMO Lost Ark.
While game developer Smilegate has signed a contract with Mail.Ru, no solid dates have been announced yet as far as an actual release schedule is concerned. However, we know that closed beta testing is scheduled for 2019. Sign ups for betas and Founders Packs (Early Access Kits) are already up on the official Russian Lost Ark site.
Moscow-based developer Enplex Games has recently revealed a new sci-fi survival MMO on the horizon named Population Zero. Below is over 10 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay that shows off several of its features like housing creation, gearing, harvesting, and more.
The game is set in an alien planet called Kepler where players explore and fight for survival of their colonies. Population Zero will be played on PC and is currently in pre-alpha.
The team behind Population Zero is currently recruiting testers for pre-alpha and alpha testing stages. To sign up, visit the official Population Zero site. The game is expected to release late in 2019.
Black Desert on Xbox One will be available for pre-order in the first week of the coming new year! On January 7th, pre-order prices will be announced along with the release date of the actual launch. The game will be downloadable via the Microsoft Store. The final purchase price has yet to be announced for this version of the game.