Funcom has announced that the next two Nightmare Raids are now live in The Secret World. Players can take on these new ultra-difficult modes to earn some epic rewards. Flappy has returned but has a new AEGIS mechanic to challenge even the most battle-hardened veteran of the game. In addition, players return to face the Eidolon, who spreads even more insanity and madness.
The two Nightmare Raids not only take advantage of the AEGIS system, but also offer all new mechanics and challenges. The loot is also better than ever! You can now get your hands on Epic AEGIS items and unique QL 10.9 Talismans in addition to keep upgrading your gear to QL 11.
Read more about each of the two new encounters on The Secret World site.
Players holding a closed beta key for Devilian will want to get prepped for today's start. Devilian's CBT is expected to kick off today at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and will run through Monday, November 16th at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern.
Read more of the details on the Devilian site.
ArcheAge players will have the opportunity to adopt a companion during the upcoming Pawsome Festival scheduled to run from November 14th through November 21st. During the event, players will be sent on a special quest to find and claim any of the following pets: Calico, Seal-Point, Gray Tabby, Orange Tabby, Black Cat, Wolfhound Puppy, Yata, and Elk.
Raising the pet is important for two reasons. First of all, following this chain will offer you festival tokens, which you can turn in for prizes. But, more importantly, you’ll begin forming a relationship with this pet that will allow you to place it in your home! Raising your pet from frail baby to fully grown adult won’t be easy — the pet will require certain items in order to make sure it grows up healthy and strong. Make sure to be a responsible owner!
Read more of the details, including information about other rewards, on the ArcheAge site.
Not everyone wants to be the CEO of their own company, but that may change with Nutaku’s web-based RPG, Kanpani Girls. In Kanpani Girls, you take the helm of an all-girl merc company and can hire employees, upgrade buildings, and take the fight to your adversaries with teams of up to five characters.
Read more of our exclusive preview, Kanpani Girls: Become the CEO of Your Own Company.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced the successful deployment of the War Front expansion across all Perfect World International servers. The central feature of the eleventh game expansion is the addition of cross-server PvP combat as well as the addition of both solo- and group-play features.
A full list of updates for PWI: War Front includes:
- Battle for Treasure Island - 60 vs. 60 cross-server battles for power and resources.
- Cross-Server Nation Wars - 20 vs. 20 cross-server skirmishes to secure control of nations.
- Heavenfall Solo Instance - PWI’s first dynamic solo dungeon filled with demons and monsters.
- Updated Bounty Quests - Challenging quests offer the best rewards in the game.
- Instance Evaluation - New matching system helps players find teammates via automatic pairing.
- Demon Orders - Coins can be traded for demon orders to summon one of the game’s four bosses to assist you in battle.
Read more on the Perfect World International site.
inXile has announced that the first significant update for the console version of Wasteland 2: The Director's Cut has been deployed for PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The patch includes bug fixes and addresses balance issues.
Read the full patch notes on the Wasteland 2 site.
Juvty World has sent word about what they have been working on with regard to Wild Terra. Among other things improvements to the combat and character animations, custom player worlds and skill system improvements are in the works.
Procedurally expanding worlds. Each server will have it's unique map and will expand according to a number of players on it.
Mounts will make traveling around the world faster and more comfortable.
Find out more on the Wild Terra site.
Steparu is 'boots on the ground' at this year's G-Star convention in South Korea. During the opening days earlier this week, a trio of trailers was released including a Civilization Online factions trailer, a new trailer from Moonlight Blade Online and a convention special trailer for Nexon's Tree of Savior.
Check them all out below and let us know what you think!
Neowiz has delayed Bless Online for an unspecified amount of time in order to give the team more time to make significant changes to nine game systems including the UI, questing, combat, and server technology to name a few. According to information, small focus group testing will resume next month.
The delay announcement was originally published by MMOCulture.
Blizzard unveiled the final three Overwatch heroes at this year’s BlizzCon and I have to say that all three really piqued my curiosity. The new characters joined the Overwatch beta roster in yesterday’s patch and I’ve spent a bit of time taking them all for a spin.
Read more of Michael Bitton's Overwatch: Mei, Genji, and D.Va Impressions.
On the second day of BlizzCon 2015, we sat down with System Designer Joe Shely and Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger to go over the particulars of Diablo 3's upcoming big patch, 2.4. Starting off, Berger discussed the new zone, the Eternal Woods, featuring roaming yetis. He added that the royal manor of King Leoric would finally be available to players now that the cultists have moved away from the entrance. Shely pointed out there would be some lore present for players to discover in the manor as well. The pair also went over the details of the forested Greyhollow Island.
Read more of Jean Prior's Diablo 3: Next Update, New Content & More - D3 Blizzcon Wrap Report.
Carbine Studios has announced that the Cryo-Plex update for WildStar is now live. Cryo-Plex arena is in the far southern reaches of the world where two teams will face off against one another in an epic match against one another and the below-zero climate.
Prior to exploration of the Shards by the Dominion and Exiles, Protostar dispatched a large number of survey teams to investigate the area. Though little in the way of natural resources was discovered during these evaluations, Protostar did find the remains of an Eldan research station. After several weeks of profit analysis, the clones determined that the area was too dangerous. As a result, upper management decided to scrap the project to avoid further casualties.
Read more about PvP season 2 on the WildStar site.
Now a week since going live, we caught up with Zenimax Online’s Matt Firor to chat about the Orsinium DLC pack, the reception it has received, and what the team has planned for the next update.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Elder Scrolls Online: Matt Firor on Orsinium & the Future of DLC.
Developer and publisher Kobojo working alongside Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy VII) and Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer, Final Fantasy Tactics) have announced that Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey, a well-known JRPG, will be launching for iOS devices in the United States and Europe on Thursday, November 12th. In addition, the game is now awaiting fan votes via Steam's Greenlight program.
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is an original JRPG that offers hours of exploration, quests, deep turn-based combat and an in-depth storyline that will continue over time with future content updates. The game is already winner of the 2015 Ping Award as best mobile game, and nominated as one of the top titles at Tokyo Game Show 2015 by Famitsu and 4Gamer.
The meticulously handcrafted game is being created at Kobojo’s Dundee, Scotland-based studio with support from Mr. Nojima as scenario writer, Mr. Sakimoto and his company Basiscape composing the game’s score, and CyDesignation the company led by renowned artist Hideo Minaba, handling the art direction.
You can learn much more about the game on the Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey site.
The first-ever monthly newsletter regarding the development of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has been published on the official site. The letter goes into detail about what the team has been up to, including significant milestones in both funding and development.
First off the bat, the team will soon have something to show investors that goes beyond the prototype that was shown earlier this year and that will include a small portion of the actual game itself.
Players are directed to check out the overhauled, more professional site that is now packed with information about the game that shows that it's not "just an old school MMO or an emulator of sorts" according to the letter.
Now people interested in the game can read up on its details and explore the depth that is truly there. The new site also includes a fly-by video of the game world, as well as a series of screenshots showing both how beautiful the game world is as well as real in-game images of Pantheon being played, of combat and battles, of inventory and interacting with merchants, and much more. And it’s very important to note that all of this this isn’t ‘fire and forget’ – in addition to this monthly newsletter, you can look forward to the web site being regularly updated with new screenshots, more details about the game, more information on its systems and differentiators, and more information about the races and classes you’ll be able to play. We’ll also be at several of the major shows in 2016 and beyond, showing off the game, and releasing a longer, more detailed video when the timing is right.
You can read the full letter on the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen site.
Nintendo has released the latest in a series of survival videos for Xenoblade Chronicles: X. In this video, players are treated to a look at large skell combat. See if you think you can survive by checking out the video.
MMORPG.com has been given closed beta 3 "Speak of the Devil" keys for Trion's all new persistant world action RPG - "Devilian" - a game where you can spread your wings, sharpen your steel, and unleash the devil within! Get your closed beta key now while supplies last!
This beta key will give you access to the following:
Closed Beta Event 3: Speak of the Devil Nov. 12 10:00 AM PST - Nov. 16 10:00 AM PST
We sat down with Ion Hazzikostas, World of Warcraft's Lead Game Designer, to talk about their highly anticipated expansion Legion at BlizzCon. Most of the questions we had for him came out of the panel he gave immediately following opening ceremonies, clarifying some of the remarks he'd made.
Read more of Jean Prior's World of Warcraft: Blizzcon 2015 Ion Hazzikostas Interview Wrap Report.
According to MMOCulture.com, it appears that Nexon will be bringing a virtual reality version of MapleStory to this year's G-Star convention in South Korea. No official confirmation of the game's development has yet been seen, however, there is a trailer that depicts a player wearing a VR headset to check out the game.
Find out more at the link above.
ArenaNet has announced that the first wing of the brand new Guild Wars 2 raid will open on Tuesday, November 17th. The raid will open after the Spirit Vale update, the first major patch after the launch of the Heart of Thorns expansion.
Starting with Spirit Vale, players will quickly discover that raids in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns are all about the same distinct game play mechanics that they have come to appreciate in the core game, with action-oriented combat where success is based on skill and the focus is on real-time strategies. Conquering the challenges in Heart of Thorns raids will require active strategies, not UI-gazing, with weapon and ability changes on the fly, skill combos, dodge rolling, and positioning for attacks being keys for conquering the content. One of the main aspects of game play in Guild Wars 2 is the versatility of each profession in the game, including the ability for all professions to heal. This will give raiders a large amount of freedom with party composition without reliance on the conventional tank, healer and damage dealer ‘trinity’ to take on challenges. The game’s player community is also widely recognized as one of the friendliest in MMOs because of its style of game play including the way rewards are distributed to all players who participate in an event, and the same will hold true for raids in Heart of Thorns.
In addition to the first wing of the Spirit Vale raid, players can look forward to some new adventures as well:
The Spirit Value update comes free of charge to all game owners and will launch after maintenance on November 17th.
Find out more on the Guild Wars 2 site.