The 2nd Alpha Test for Lord of Vermilion Arena kicks off late next month starting on December 22nd. Players can sign up early by logging in their Japanese Square-Enix account and yes, you will have to make a JP account! LOVA was quite popular during the 1st Alpha Test so securing a spot in the upcoming test might be hard. You'd think that SE will move on towards Closed Beta, but here is another Alpha for fun!
CryEngine 3 Flying MMORPG Icarus Online is flying out of South Korea for the first time and heading straight to Japan published by NHN PlayArt. This should explain why I am unable to access the main Korean website for Icarus Online during the past few days. It seems like WeMade Entertainment enforced a strict IP block to certain countries outside of South Korea including the US.
A few days ago I wrote about the upcoming 2nd Closed Beta of Bless Online. Neowiz Bless Studio released a new trailer showing off the playable characters and their flashy looking skills. Be one of the first to see the trailer in action below and expect more coverage from me in the future once the beta goes live on December 16th!
The 2nd Closed Beta for Civilization Online started a few days ago and I have been eager to play the game once again as I have enjoyed the previous beta. The first few days of testing didn't really offer anything new to those that have played the 1st beta thoroughly. Nevertheless I still had a great time during my first session match and looking forward to the next one later tonight. Meanwhile, grab a cup of coffee or tea and tackle my lengthy review below.
Just a friendly reminder that Neowiz Bless Studio just launched their recruitment page for 2nd Closed Beta of Bless Online. The test is scheduled to go live next month starting on December 16th. It has been a year since I have last tested this game, I'm curious to see what's new. Users who were selected from the previous beta are automatically selected for this test.
Black Desert Online received a new landing page today that will be updated often in the weeks to come. Daum and Pearl Abyss haven't officially announced on when the exact date the Open Beta test will go live on, but should it be available sometime in December, if it isn't delayed. Meanwhile, go ahead and explore the Black Desert landing page and check out the new images.