The first English closed beta of MapleStory 2 will begin in just 2 days on May 9th. The final round of invites have already gone out and pre-download has begun for those who have been accepted to play. MapleStory 2 is accessible only through the Nexon Launcher. Installing the game requires ~8.7 GB of free disk space.
In an hour-long Q&A, Indie developer Dynamight Studios’ CEO Jacopo Pietro Gallelli has shared new information in regards to their vision for Fractured, the upcoming class-less isometric MMORPG with a fully interactable open sandbox environment. Fractured forum user Vengu has created a summary of the session categorized into topics.
Dynamight Studios shared that they have no concerns about the game, but they do have business concerns. They openly admit that they are a young team, not well-known developers with a large following just by name alone. They are showing as much of the game as possible to assure players that they can make Fractured and that their vision for the game is clear, an action MMORPG with a strong sandbox economy.
Crowfall’s upcoming Pre-Alpha 5.6 play test will allow backers to play as a male or female High-Elf. As a teaser, ArtCraft Entertainment’s Art Director Mellisa Preston has revealed one of the armor designs for the upcoming playable race as well as the visual direction behind it.
The High-Elves in Crowfall were designed with “many of the classic fantasy elements that players expect in an Elf race” in mind, especially their appreciation for art, detail, design and aesthetics. The armor design for them highlight the defined upper body and slim build of the High-elven race without relying on a push-up bra chest plate armor.
IMC Games shows off the latest feature in development for their isometric MMORPG, Tree of Savior called Beauty Shop. Beauty Shop is a new instanced salon area that will allow players to further customize their characters with dyes for changing hair color, more hair styles and new costumes.
The feature introduces the options for characters to have various choices of dual color hair. Many of the options require spending TP Tokens (Cash Shop currency). It’s certainly much simpler than changing one’s hairstyle in Tree of Savior’s spiritual predecessor Ragnarok Online which requires completing quests.
At first glance at the feedback given by Tree of Savior forum members, it seems that many players find the look of the new hair options to be unfit with the game’s aesthetics. Have a look at what’s coming when Tree of Savior’s Beauty Shop opens for business and let us know what you think of it.
KOG Games is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the 2.5D action MMORPG, Elsword with a brand new 1-on-1 PvP tournament, the return of old familiar enemies and a new mechanic called the Magic Wardrobe.
The Magic Wardrobe system allows players to change their clothes and accessories without impacting their characters’ stats. Long gone are the days of sacrificing functionality for fashion. The costume you want to appear on your character will appear while the stats of the costume that suits your character’s needs will stay.
Neowiz is on a roll with showcasing the new and improved combat of Bless Online, their upcoming MMORPG set to release sometime this month. Just days ago, we received details and previews of the combat for all classes that will be playable in the initial version of the game. Those previews were inaccessible for a short period due to issues regarding the Bless Online YouTube channel, but are now back up on Pmang’s official YouTube. To make up for that, now Neowiz has revealed one of the most requested previews by the community; the Paladin class exercising their healing abilities with the improved combat system in a dungeon scenario.
SoulWorker, the newly released anime brawler MMORPG has just received its first and latest character addition and a major content update. As was teased before, Jin Seipatsu joins the SoulWorker roster as the “Spirit Arms” playable character. He is a martial arts specialist who uses his superhuman powers to play as both tank and DPS roles with skills that can attract enemies to him while giving them invulnerabilities and a wide array of AoE attacks. He also has the highest base HP out of all of the SoulWorker characters.
A new instanced raid called The Golden Citadel has been released as well, which can be accessed once you’ve completed all of SoulWorker’s casual raid quests. This raid comes with five spaces, each of which also comes with its own themed boss.
After a large burst of hype forged by mentions of a planned release for North America back in January, Ascent: Infinite Realm, the upcoming steampunk themed MMORPG developed by Bluehole and set to be published by Kakao Games has been mainly away from the spotlight. Community Manager Praballo says that “many aspects of A:IR are now in the process of being refined after the first Beta test in Korea” which took place in December of last year. Now Kakao Games has posted a showcase of concept art and the inhabitants of A:IR’s world in hopes of sweetening the wait for news regarding a North American release date.
Take a glimpse into the lore of A:IR and find out the artists’ commentaries on the official forum post. More previews and showcases of A:IR’s world are set to come in the next few weeks. Keep in mind that while it has been stated in an interview with Kakao Games’ Europe’s CEO, Min Kim that Ascent: Infinite Realm is not expected to fully launch until 2019, the game’s project Manager has stated that the first English “test phase will be in Q1 of 2018”.
Just last week, game publisher Pmang released a cross-over event between TERA‘s Japanese version and the popular Japanese manga and anime series Attack on Titan. Now the North American PC version published by En Masse Entertainment and European version by Gameforge will run similar events to allow players to obtain Attack on Titan themed “special emotes, tasty potatoes, special keys, and scout outfits for every race and gender.” The items can be obtained via the in-game cash shop and by attacking specific monsters.
North America: May 15 at 10 a.m. PDT until Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
Europe: Now to May 17