Citadel Studios has announced that the second closed beta of Legends of Aria will begin on July 12th. The game’s roadmap is due for an update since the last iteration aimed for an open beta phase in June and an early access phase in July.
Closed beta 2 will include hundreds of bug fixes, new features and a massive graphical update for the game’s world. The improved art-style and polished graphics were primarily the work of their artists Austin and Tiffany with some occasional help from everyone else on the team. Watch the reveal of the new graphics in the video below.
City-State Entertainment has announced that the beta testing phase for Camelot Unchained that was planned to begin on July 4th will be shortly delayed by “weeks or days”. There is no set date for the upcoming beta as of yet. Some of the reasons given that resulted in their decisions to delay the beta are the new European regulations, the need to lessen the client crash rate and more needed polish to the gameplay.
The second episode of My’s Producer Q&A has revealed that Revelation Online will have a new graphic and content update called New Sulan before the end of summer. New Sulan will include a visual update and new features.
Western publisher My has yet to reveal the new features and mechanics, but it is certain that the content in New Sulan will not be identical to the Chinese version on launch. As an example, the MOBA PvP 5v5 will not be included in the first release of New Sulan. The main priority for the update is version stability.
Publisher My.com has announced that Revelation Online‘s Emollion Server will be merged with the Tidewater server on July 9th.
With the recent addition of server vs server PvP, the merge is seen as a necessary move to offer a better gameplay experience. The merging of the two servers will bolster Tidewater with more players to fight with in the server vs server battles called Imperial Wars against the Moonsea server.
Nexon has announced that the second Closed Beta of the English version of MapleStory 2 will begin on July 18th and run through the end of July. Invitations will be sent out on Monday, July 9th and Monday, July 16th. Those who are not selected can take their chances with giveaways of additional beta keys on MapleStory 2’s Twitter.
New dungeons, more quests and the Meret Market systems will be added for players to test. A limited number of Founder’s Packs will be sold by Nexon when Closed Beta 2 begins which will come with Closed Beta 2 access.
ArtCraft Entertainment has posted their mid-year checkpoint update for Crowfall which highlights the game’s progress so far in the first half of the year and announces content and dates that will come in the second half of the year and beyond. The post states that it’s clear that “the soft launch is not going to happen by the end of the year” as a result of more needed changes to core systems.
The team anticipates kicking off alpha testing at the end of the summer of 2018. After that, their march towards a beta phase will start.
The Wild West Online Facebook page and Steam page have been updated with a notice that the planned content patch that was supposed to release on June 15th has been delayed. On top of this, the free-to-play version has been postponed by an additional month.
The team behind the game has decided that the patch is not ready yet because “after 3 days of meticulous testing there was way too many bugs, that would alter your overall experience.”
“It was a team decision to postpone patch for up to one month, and make sure that we hit all goals we want with it. We’re very small team at the moment, so while we wanted to have more resources to put on it, we’re going with what we have – what is in line with game’s metrics.”
En Masse Entertainment has announced that Violet, the blue-haired, great-sword wielding playable character will be joining En Masse’s Closers roster on July 3rd. She is the final member of the Wolf Dogs team.
Violet’s entry is matched with the removal of the Fatigue system from Closers’ English version. The Fatigue system limited every player’s dungeon entries. With its removal, players will no longer need to pay for VIP subscriptions or obtain stamina related consumables to increase the limit on dungeon entries. This will allow them to spend more time pursuing achievements, beating back the inter-dimensional monster invasion and collecting elite loot.
Nexon has announced that MapleStory 2 will launch its second closed beta in July. An exact date will be shared in the coming weeks. The North American server will be split into two: one in the West Coast and one in the East Coast. A new Oceania server will be added for better gameplay experience in that region.
CBT2 will have loads of new challenging content for players to beat which includes new dungeons with ramped up difficulties. 4-player parties will be able to take on much more challenging Hard Adventure dungeons. Take on the massive Balrog in the new dungeon called Temple of Immortals. Defeating him will grant players with Epic Equipment that are needed to move further into the chain of progressively harder dungeons.