Gravity just started taking Pre-Registrations for their upcoming new iOS title called Ragnarok Ash Vacuum. Unfortunately, Pre-Registering grants players a special item once the game goes live. Unfortunately, it will require a Korean Cell phone but once the game is released, you should be able to download the game just fine by easily creating a free Korean Itunes Account. Not much information is out yet, other than the fact that you will have to build buildings and fight against other players. I am guessing that Gravity is planning on releasing a lot of teaser videos and screenshots of the game like they did with their recently released MORPG called Tower of Ascension.
It looks like Japan is going to shutdown another set of titles in the upcoming months to come. Some of the games being shut down are new titles such as Fighters Club Online, Dragona Online, Seiken Online, Carte TCG along with six to eight other titles. I am not surprised seeing as most of the game companies are now focusing on smart phone games due to less production money and small chance of becoming much more popular. Then again it depends on the online game, some games are still actually doing very well like Gravity's Ragnarok Online and SEGA's Phantasy Star Online 2 which recently hit over 3 million registered users.
Square Enix just releaed another new Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Dungeon Crawl trailer showing off more awesome dungeons and bosses. The new dungeons looks really cool, I am really excited to explore the new content. I've noticed all kinds of new stuff in the trailer ranging from a Chimera Boss, King Tonberry, Magitek Mounts, Marlboro Boss, and more. I am just hoping that the early access and launch will go by very smoothly, the Open Beta test was kind of bad because a lot of players were locked out of the game completely for more than 24 hours. Oh and don't forget to register your early access code at! http://preorder.na.finalfantasyxiv.com/.
NHN Entertainment started recruiting members for Asta Online The War of Tears and Winds. The upcoming beta should be open to all, given that they already own or have a previous Hangame Korea account Tera, Dungeon Striker, Kritika, and etc. Just making a quick post about it, just in case some people are interested in participating in the upcoming test. I on the other hand might have my hands full with FFXIV release, though I do want to take a quick peek on what's new in the final test or perhaps I will just wait for the Open Beta instead.
Volume 9 of Gaming Apps is finally here! So what's new and hot this week? A bunch of new MORPG such as Gravity's Tower of Ascension, WeMe's Moon Howling Wolf, and more. Not many cool Japanese games came out during this week so you'll have to wait until the next for the good ones if any. Like all games featured in my Gaming Apps articles, everything should be free to play and download. Check out the latest games paired with a gameplay trailer right after the cut!