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.
During the Dungeon & Fighter Carnival Event, Nexon and subsidiary developer company Neople announced a new PC MMORPG project that is currently in development called “Project BBQ“.
Project BBQ is a 3D iteration of the popular Dungeon & Fighter MMORPG and will be an action-packed dungeon fighting game. Many elements such as some classes and some lore will be the same as in Dungeon & Fighter. There will be open fields maps and instanced dungeons. More information will be revealed in the coming months.
Dragon Hound is a monster hunting MMORPG that is currently in development by DevCAT. Not much is known about the game at this time as it is still in development. It is set in a fantasy world where enormous vehicular mechanisms and powerful automatic weapons collide with dire-breathing beasts. Mounted on fast horses, humans fight against dragons and wyverns. The game will be only played on PC with a mobile version planned for a future release. More information will be revealed soon.
Ar:pieL is an upcoming anime-inspired isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ where players go on dangerous adventures as characters imbued with animal-like features.
MapleStory M or MapleStory Mobile is a 2D mobile MMORPG or ‘mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same universe as its Korean PC side-scrolling MMORPG counterpart MapleStory. MapleStory M features chibi-styled monsters, locations, character styles and community events. Play as one of five classes to explore the Maple world and complete quests by defeating monsters and challenging dungeons.
Closers is a 3D action side-scroll MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in New Seoul, a futuristic world in which mysterious dimensional gates have opened and let loose dimensional monsters throughout the world. The rift from the dimensional gates caused a minor population to gain kinetic powers. Play as one of the kinetic powered “Closers” to stop the monster invasion and close the dimensional gates.
Dragon Nest (드래곤네스트) is a fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the beautiful world of Alteia, created by the goddess Altea. The game’s story incorporates the history of Alteia and the dragon slayer heroes. Dragon Nest incorporates a non-target action combat and highly customizable skill-sets to provide fast-faced battles. Player vs player combat is skill based.
Developer: Eyedentity Games
North American Publisher: Nexon -> Eyedentity Games
European Publisher: eFusion -> Shanda -> Cherry Credits
Korean Publisher: Nexon -> Actoz Soft -> Pupugame
Engine: Eternity Engine
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons
Mabinogi Fantasy Life is an upcoming mobile MMORPG or ‘mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that focuses on community building and life skills. Players can expect many life skill choices related to combat and non-combat features like crafting and playing music. This will be the fifth Mabinogi game to come out for mobile devices.
MapleStory 2 is the 3D sequel to the ever popular Korean MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ called MapleStory featuring similar art style, classes, NPCs and world. The gameplay involves story-based quests, PvP arenas, challenges, lots of mini-games and social oriented features like player-made dungeons and open-world player housing.