The Japanese version of ArcheAge Onlie just started their Open Beta test today. Meaning everyone can play for free until they officially launch their live service! Japanese publishers also prepared two very funny TV commercials for ArcheAge Online which can be viewed right below. Though I am not entirely sure if the game has an IP block, since it's already being localized in other countries. The trailers are worth checking out below, especially if you have played ArcheAge before. I can definitely relate to some of the events in the commercial. I hope Trion Worlds keeps ArcheAge fans posted with the latest status updates soon.
Hurk was just released in the official test servers for the Korean version of Vindictus aka Mabinogi Heroes. To my surprise, Hurk is a very agile character despite the big chunk of metal that he drags around with him. I actually thought that he was going to play much slower compared to Karok because he lacks the super muscles and all but I was so wrong. I've posted a couple HD+ gameplay videos along with a customization preview of the newest and hottest character right below. Perhaps they should call him Hunk the Berserker!?
Dragonfly Entertainment and PMANG are launching the final stress test for Age of Storm Kingdom Under Fire starting on July 31st. The test will last for about a week long shortly followed by the official live service on August 8th. A very long wait, they are planning on releasing a couple teasers this month, starting at new champion and a new trailer this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned for more information! Age of Storm KUF is a TPS/FPS AoS title similar to Land of Chaos and SMITE. If you want to know more about this game, then make sure you check out my detailed Age of Storm Review written awhile back. Though I am sure the game has improved a lot by now. As always, I've provided some gameplay videos below for those that haven't heard of this game yet.
The official live service for musical rhythm game Ez2On Reboot will kick off on July 16th. Been awhile since I have played this game, there used to be a lot of music rhythm games out there, now it's very rare to find a good one. It seems like they added some kind of HD support in Ez2On, which is a big plus for HD freaks like me. The whole square resolution kind of bothered me, the videos below show up to 720p 16:9 so the developers did or the uploader did something special. Anyway, the Youtube User sgpark77 uploaded a lot of HD gameplay videos that can be viewed right below. He or she seems to be a very skilled player, crazy fast combos and speed worth checking out even if this isn't your type of genre.
I've been spending a lot of time playing the latest 2.0 update for Blade & Soul, most of the my time is spent in the PvP Battlegrounds area called Floating Islands which is a faction battle area with a lot of monsters and bosses. The PvE monsters aren't much of problem though one of the biggest issues in this area are the guns. At certain areas of the map, a player can break a box then pick up a random weapon from it, ranging from grenade launchers, shotguns, machine guns, and ice bombs. While the guns are fun to use and kill players with, some of the guns are kind of over powered. For example, in the video below I managed to kill 20+ players instantly with a two shots.
Square Enix Japan just launched their new Kingdom Hearts Online title called Kingdom Hearts X Chi. Now before you guys get all excited, this version of Kingdom Hearts is a browser based card type of game. I actually tested this title a bit earlier. I used to be a big KH fan when I was little kid but I couldn't seem to get into this version as much. Despite the fact that I am a pretty hardcore person when it comes to card titles. Perhaps I will take a look at it again when I am not so busy. I've provided a short gameplay video of the game below playing through the tutorial. I think foreigners should be able to get by just fine without understanding a word Japanese.