During Gamescom 2018, Bandai Namco revealed a new upcoming MMORPG that is set to release in 2019 for Xbox One called Bless Unleashed. Not to be confused with Neowiz’s recently launched PC MMORPG Bless Online which runs on the Unreal Engine 3, Bless Unleashed will utilize the more stable Unreal Engine 4. While the two games are unique, they share the same IP. They will share many aspects like world, environmental themes, lore and creatures.
Bless Unleashed will feature a combo-driven combat, a vibrant persistent world, player customization, co-op modes and competitive PvP. Players will be able to choose from five character classes.
Bless Unleashed is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same war-torn fantasy world as Bless Online. The game will bring a new take to the Bless IP to Microsoft’s Xbox One. Players will go on epic multiplayer journeys across a persistent world shared by various races and tamable creatures.
Developer: Round 8 Studio
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Unreal Engine 4
There will be PvP.
There will be cooperative PvE.
French indie developer Novaquark has unveiled the release roadmap of the civilization-building Sci-fi sandbox MMO Dual Universe. The roadmap shows the expected dates for the start of the game’s testing phases and release. The earliest phase is in November of this year and the release is planned to happen in the second half of 2020.
Dual Universe has raised a total of $11 million to date with over $600,000 USD during its Kickstarter campaign in 2016. As promised by the the developers, by the end of 2018, all Kickstarter backers will gain access to the Alpha stage of Dual Universe.
Intrepid Studios has revealed that their upcoming indie-developed and crowdfunded MMORPG, Ashes of Creation will be published by My.com throughout the European Union and by Mail.ru for CIS countries (The Commonwealth of Independent States). Intrepid Studios and My.com will both make appearances at Gamescom 2018.
My.com is a subsidiary of Mail.ru and both are responsible for publishing several MMOs including Allods Online, Revelation Online and Skyforge.
During today’s MapleStory 2 premiere event at NOVO Lounge, Los Angeles, California, Nexon officially announced that the global version of MapleStory 2 will launch on October 10th. Launch day will come with an increased level cap, new classes, new dungeons and new events.
While some of those who attended the premiere event were given the chance to play the game, the rest of the world will have to wait for seven more weeks. In the mean time, fans can participate in the Mushking Royale Pre-Season that will run from August 22nd through October 1st. This lets players pre-create characters and reserve their names.
Amazon Game Studios has begun accepting sign-ups for alpha testing the mysterious new open-world MMORPG called New World. To sign up, visit this link and click the “Email Me” button. This will also keep you updated with alerts about New World and when the game will be available. There is no date for the alpha at this time.
“Be one of the first people to set foot on a mysterious continent, join a Company and work together to claim territories, build thriving settlements, fight off player bandits, and push back the dark and wild forces that occupy the land to leave your mark on history. Adventure, exploration, and opportunity await you on Tera Vitae Aeternum.”
Before signing up, make sure your rig is up to par with the recommended system requirements.
• Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K/AMD Ryzen 5 1400
• Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
• Memory: 16GB RAM
• Storage: SSD
• DirectX 12 and Windows 10 or better
• Hard Drive Space: 35GB
• Internet connection required
New World’s official website has also launched with new information and screenshots. In the meantime, you can follow New World’s social media on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
My.com has announced that Skyforge will receive a new Battle Royale mode that will soon arrive in the world of Aelion. In Skyforge: Battle Royale, players will fight in a virtual simulation that is maintained by the Argus system. It is the newly instituted entrance exam.
Players can join the Battle Royale mode lobby from the start screen or through the Adventures menu. The update will be available for all players for free on all platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows).
Webzen has announced that MU Online will launch its Season 13 Part 1 update on August 21st. The update will bring new content such as a new area called the Swamp of Darkness, new weapons, increased level cap and more. The Swamp is available for players level 800 or higher and will introduce new and challenging monsters.
Gameforge has acquired the publishing rights to Guardians of Ember. Guardians of Ember developer, Akio has stated that the game is planned to officially relaunch on September 1st in North America and Europe.
Originally published by Insel Games, Guardians of Ember is a traditional hack’n’slash MMORPG that is currently purchasable through the Guardians of Ember site and the Humble Bundle Store. In February of this year, all of Insel Games’ published games, including Guardians of Ember were removed from Steam due to review manipulations.