Snail Games will have a new survival MMO to offer in two weeks! A new publishing division called Wandering Wizard has been announced to bring the new ‘Outlaws of the Old West’ to gamers world-wide through the Steam platform. The open world sandbox survival game is developed by Virtual Basement and aims to offer “the ultimate Western experience”.
Outlaw of the Old West is set in the Old American Wild West of the 19th century. The game will offer role-playing, PvE and PvP features, a morality system, and a player-driven economy.
Nexon has sent word about the launch of its latest mobile MMO, AxE: Alliance vs Empire for Android and iOS devices. The game features a classic MMORPG experience with the basics of storyline quests, an explorable open world, dungeons, raids, epic bosses, and PvP modes. Players will be able to participate in massive 150-player battlefields and 4 vs 4 arenas. Check out the video below to see a sample of the game’s combat in the Frost Zilas Raid dungeon.
Snail Games has announced that the price of the the early access of Dark and Light has now been adjusted to $17.99 on the Steam store across all regions. This is not a temporary sale. It’s the new permanent price for the early access. Snail Games states that the “new price (will) better reflect what players are looking for when browsing the huge selection of games available on Steam.” The announcement includes news regarding the game’s full release as stated below.
Cryptic Studios is on a roll with content updates for their free-to-play action MMORPG Neverwinter. Coming this Spring, the game’s “largest expansion ever” titled ‘Undermountain’ will bring a massive dungeon under the Waterdeep, an increase in the level cap, a new end-game dungeon, new Adventure Zones, and more.
- Increased level cap to Lvl. 80
- Social hub in Yawning Portal Tavern
- Lair of the Mad Mage end-game dungeon
- Overhaul of class powers
- 5 new Adventure Zones
- New expeditions system
- Fixed level scaling in earlier zones
Undermountain will first release on PC, with the release on console devices (Xbox One & PS4) sometime after. For more information, visit the official Neverwinter site.
ArenaNet has announced that a new World vs World mount called the ‘Warclaw’ is on its way to Guild Wars 2! Arriving on February 26th, the Warclaw is a large cat-like mount designed for combat and siege warfare. The mount comes with the following three skills that will surely come in handy in PvP combat.
Lineage 2: Classic is set to launch its first major classic server update titled ‘Saviors’ on February 27th. The update will introduce new raid bosses that can be faced by up to 300 players at once, completely new hunting grounds to explore and plunder, the Third Class Transfer quests for level 76 players, and the new Rune system for weapon modification.
Free Saviors Hero Packs will be given to those who register their NCSoft accounts. For more information, visit the official Linage 2: Classic site.
Bless Online is set to release a new content update that will open up the ‘Urdaata War Fortress’ dungeon. On February 20th, 10-player raid groups will be able to challenge the new level 50 dungeon and take on fiery bosses such as Corrupted Aelia, Ikichi, Lava Maglam, and the final boss, Karata. The dungeon can grant players with powerful rare and heroic gear and items, but it has a limit of one entry per week.
According to Steam Charts, Bless Online’s playerbase is currently hanging at 635 average players, which is nearly at the same level as its all-time low in September 2018 when it was still a buy-to-play title. The game managed to catch the attention of some players when it launched as a free-to-play title at the end of October, but the hype seemed to have quickly faded. Perhaps Bless Online’s Urdaata Fortress raid will cause another bump in players, but something tells me it will not be enough to break the game’s current downward slope in population. Keep in mind that Bless Online’s English global version is only playable through Steam.
KoG Games has announced some details for the upcoming closed beta test of KurtzPel, the action-combat PvP-heavy anime MMO on Steam. The game’s global closed beta will begin on February 20, 2019 and end on February 24, 2019 (5 days in total). It was initially announced that 2 keys will be distributed per registered e-mail, but due to the large number of registrants for the CBT, only 1 key per registered player will be sent.
Those chosen to beta testers will receive their keys on February 13th. To sign up, you’ll have to register on the official KurtzPel site. You may want to hurry if you’re aiming to play during the upcoming CBT, since registrations have been open since the beginning of this month.
Indie developer Juvty Worlds has announced that Wild Terra Online, the previously buy-to-play sandbox survival MMORPG will become a free-to-play title on February 12th. Those who purchased the game will receive a Veteran Pack with a unique cloak, premium bonuses, and more. The transition to free-to-play will happen without a server wipe, so all properties of existing players will remain. For more information, visit the Wild Terra Online Steam page.