The final test for Nexon Korea's MapleStory 2 Online had just ended and the game received a lot of positive feedback from the community. With that said, the game is ready to move forward with Open Beta scheduled to go live sometime in July! I'm looking forward to participating in Open Beta and perhaps write a detailed review, if I end up playing it for a month or two. Meanwhile, you can check out my new MS2 videos below from the final test.
XLGAMES and 2KGAMES just released a handful of images revealing the upcoming Industrial Age for their upcoming Open Seamless World Real-time Faction Based PvP MMORPG. Each player is a unit in Civilization Online whether you're a labor worker, builder, driver, military unit, etc. Players must work together within their faction and progress through the various eras of the game before other factions. Research new technology for new vehicles, equipment recipes or build the most Great Wonders before others. Just like the original Civilization game, there will be numerous ways to win a match other than the usual world domination.
NCSoft just launched a new website for Master X Master today showing off a new trailer along with the new playable characters for the upcoming final test scheduled to start on May 1st! Looks like they also added a character from Wild Star Mondo Zax! First time hearing about MXM? No problem, check out my lengthy and detailed MASTER X MASTER Beta Review.
XLGAMES and 2KGAMES is ready to move on to the final testing phase for the upcoming massive RTSMMORPG Civilization Online. Although a specific date has yet to be announced, the Korean community can sign up for the game early using a new account or a previous Korean ArcheAge account. No new trailers as of yet, but I am curious as to how far players can tech up through the Civilization Eras. I'd like to see some flying helicopters and battleships soon!
PearlAbyss and DAUM just released the first look gameplay video for the upcoming Valkyrie class that is scheduled to come out tomorrow or later today. It looks like PearlAbyss dropped the whole black spatter effects and went with the white holy effects, which is a very nice change. It seems like she shares some skills from the Warrior tree along with having some exclusive set of holy skills and attacks.
CryEngine 3 Flying MMORPG Icarus Online just received a new trailer for the upcoming Japanese Open Beta scheduled to go live later this month. Starting on April 16th, players will be able to reserving their character names along with creating their perfect looking toon. Below you will find a lot of raw gameplay videos along with the latest teaser trailer for your viewing pleasure.
Cosmic Break 2 Online is rushing into Open Beta this month starting on April 24th! All of the Open Beta data will be carried on over to the official service in other words no data wipe when the game goes live on April 30th. The game didn't have an IP block during the last test and players will be able to use their CBT account for the Open Beta.
2KGAMES and XLGAMES is ready to move towards another era in the next Civilization Online test, introducing the new Industrial Age see images below! First time hearing about this game? Civilization Online is a new kind of genre when it comes down to MMORPG's with RTS features. The game provides players with a real-time era progressions system in a one big seamless open world.
MapleStory 2 Online is closing in on an official Open Beta by finalizing the last beta scheduled to go live starting early next month on May 1st. The game has gone off in a totally different direciton compared to the previous game, but stll kept most of the community content and feels of having fun with friends. It sure reminds me of the days when I used to play the original Mabinogi and just chat around with players in town!