Trion Worlds is ready to unleash PvP action into Trove with the arrival of the Battle Arena beta. Players can take on furious 5v5 capture the flag action by taking the special portal from the updated Hub.
You can learn more on the Trove site.
Life is Feudal has officially exited Early Access on Steam and the core game now available on Steam. For a limited time, potential players can get their hands on the title for 40% off. Developers have plans to evolve the game over time by adding new features and systems as well as new content.
Key features include:
- 64-player, 3km x 3km world in a realistic, medieval setting.
- Create persistent worlds by your rules, including skill-caps, populations, and even permadeath.
- Utilize modular building tools to create villages, cities, and fortresses.
- Terraform the landscape above- and below-ground with nearly limitless freedom.
- Make the character of your choosing with class-free character progression.
- Hundreds of items to craft, from weapons and clothing, to buildings and decorations.
- Repel the attacks of other players, or join with friends to build an army and conquer.
- Physics-based combat using mouse and character movement. No lock-on targeting.
Visit the Life is Feudal Steam page to learn more.
Daybreak Game Company has announced the launch of the twelfth expansion to EverQuest II. Called Terrors of Thalumbra, the expansion features a new zone and new quests for Tradeskill and Adventure players.
It includes scalable, level-agnostic dungeons for players levels 20-94, plus raid zones, heroic dungeons and advanced solo dungeons for level 100 players. Terrors of Thalumbra evolves the Deity system and also brings the new Item Infusion upgrade system and new best-in-slot relics to EverQuest II.
Read more on the EverQuest II site (currently down for maintenance).
Bandai Namco has announced that Sword Art Online: Lost Song has officially launched in North America and Latin America for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Sword Art Online: Lost Song utilizes an exciting real-time combat system that enables players to attack enemies from all angles with weapons and magic skills both on the ground and in flight. As players make their way through the game’s storyline, they will engage in fast-paced combat with dangerous monsters, obtain new abilities, and cross paths with key characters who may be new allies or enemies.
Check out the Sword Art Online: Lost Song page for more information.
I love statistics. I was the kid that would have all of his baseball cards flipped stat-side up. Sure, the player’s picture was neat and all, but the real stuff was in the stats. Graphs and charts are my jam. When ArtCraft surprised the community by releasing Part 1 of their recent player survey results, complete with graphs and charts, I was in my happy place.
Read more of Mike Joseph's Crowfall: What Kind of People Are Interested in Crowfall?
ArenaNet has announced the opening of the first-ever Guild Wars 2 raid. Spirit Veil is the first wing in a three-episode raid that will challenge even the most battle-hardened players. Raiding in GW2 will give players the opportunity for flexible grouping with the 'universal healing' that all professions have, as well as immediate access to Spirit Veil since no attunement or pre-raiding activities are required.
Last January, ArenaNet promised players that Heart of Thorns would deliver “challenging group content” unlike anything they’ve seen before. Today, players get to dive into the first part of that experience with Spirit Vale.
You can read about Bill's and Jason's first steps into Guild Wars 2 raiding in a special feature today.
Check out the Guild Wars 2 site for more information.
Cryptic Studios has announced the release of the eighth expansion to Neverwinter. Players can now check into the game and journey into the mysterious Underdark, home of the Drow. Players will meet and travel alongside iconic characters including Drizzt Do'Urden, Bruenor Battlehammer and Regis. In addition, they will follow a brand new quest line penned by the legendary R.A. Salvatore.
Also included in the Underdark expansion is a new 10-player encounter, an all new campaign inspired by the Rage of Demons story from Wizards of the Coast, a new combat hub housed in the Underdark, Mantol-Derith, two new skirmishes with alternate paths to victory, Abyssal plane rifts and much, much more.
When a spell turns against the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, powerful demons spill into the Underdark, beginning a series of events that coincide with the Rage of Demons storyline from Wizards of the Coast. Neverwinter: Underdark lets players jump into that story to battle these demons and send them back to the Abyss. Full of new content and quality-of-life updates, this expansion continues to improve the constantly-evolving MMORPG.
Find out more about each of the announced features on the Neverwinter site.
What's in a name? Well, when your name is “Gorseval the Multifarious,” chances are that you're not a kind and cuddly teddy bear. Instead, you're something of a cross between a mutated tree and bloodthirsty zombie, which makes you the perfect candidate for a major boss fight in the first wing of Guild Wars 2's first raid. Other, less intimidating and gruesome candidates need not apply.
Read more of Jason Winter's Guild Wars 2: Dipping a Toe Into the Game's First Raid (and Having It Bit Off).
Things have gotten a bit chilly in the Spiral! Wizard101 recently released the brand new world of Polaris to the test realm. After a series of clever propaganda type teasers, the hype for Polaris was tipping the scale! Luckily, Polaris is cold … and I’m not just talking about the weather!
Read more of Vanessa Mythdust's Wizard101: Behold the Cold - Polaris Coming Soon!
Daum EU has unveiled several new class videos to get Black Desert Online fans excited about the as-yet unannounced closed beta test. In addition, the team revealed three pre-order packages for BDO that will give a variety of in-game rewards and early-access benefits. As Black Desert is a 'pay to play' title, these packages are buy once, play forever.
Traveler’s Package (USD $29.99 / EUR €29.99): Includes a digital version of Black Desert Online, a seven-day guest pass, 24 hour early head start, one appearance change coupon, and more.
Explorer’s Package (USD $49.99 / EUR €49.99): Includes a digital version of Black Desert Online, exclusive access to one Beta test, two seven-day guest passes, 48 hour early head start, one appearance change coupon, a tier three horse, one pet of choice, a unique weapon skin, and more.
Conqueror’s Package (USD $99.99 / EUR €99.99): Includes a digital version of Black Desert Online, exclusive access to both Beta tests, two seven-day guest passes, a massive 96 hour head start, one appearance change coupon, a tier five horse, one pet of choice, a unique weapon skin and costume, 2,500 Pearls (worth $25.00 / €25.00), and more.
Check out the Warrior, Ranger, Sorceress, Berserker, Valkyrie, and Wizard / Witch classes videos on the Black Desert Online site.
Class videos can be found at the following links:
GameGo has sent word that its new free-to-play MMORTS, Global War, will be kicking off the initial round of closed beta testing beginning on Wednesday, November 18th. Global War is a browser-based MMORTS and is set during the Second World War.
Players interested in signing up for closed beta testing are invited to visit the Global War site. Gamego is committed to adding more players over the duration of the test.
During EverQuest week, we'll be talking about all types of topics related the two titles and will learn about some of the best things yet to come. In the EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra expansion, there are several key locations that no player "in the know" will want to miss. See what they are in this exclusive look ahead.
Read more of our exclusive developer diary, EverQuest II: Top Tourist Destinations in the Terrors of Thalumbra.
Gameforge has announced that the EU version of TERA has launched the new Lost Island starter zone. The new player experience has been completely overhauled to streamline the leveling path to the main game.
New players can look forward to:
Read more on the TERA EU site.
Grandado Espada EU players are being asked to unleash their creative sides in a new contest to help bring the next NPC into the game. Players have from now through mid-January to create a character based on the game's lore and locations. There's a nice package of rewards for winning, most notably the character's inclusion in the game.
Check out the full contest details on the Granado Espada EU site.
Webzen has announced that the ELOA (Elite Lord of Alliance) open beta has kicked off. The game's official release is slated for November 24th. Open beta testers will be able to take on the game through level 30, check out the Mud Swamp Floor dungeon and take part in PvP Blood Bath and Honor Battlefield zones in addition to 1v1 and 4v4 matches.
ELOA: Elite Lord of Alliance is an anime-inspired triple-action hack 'n' slash MMORPG, with classic action RPG elements and unique dynamic 3-combat-stance gameplay. ELOA is set in a vibrant, open world full of PvP battles, quests & dungeon raids. It comes with an instance party finder system and features an extensive pet & costume system to suit all players.
Find out more on the ELOA - Elite Lord of Alliance site.
Open Critic has announced some changes to review displays on games to further facilitate finding the best games out there according to both user and editorial reviews. The new graphs give a visual representation of the distribution of any title scored on OpenCritic and indicates where in the spectrum of all reviews it falls. Rather than simply assign a highly relative numerical score, ranking a title gives a player a better perspective on any game's overall reception.
We've also started testing the waters with our new "recommended percentages" feature, and will be watching how discussions around this evolve. This feature displays the percentage of critics that have clearly recommended the game. In the long run, we'd like to move more towards recommendations and away from scores, and we feel that this is an important first step.
Read the developer blog on the OpenCritic site.
Console and JRPG fans will be pleased to hear that 2003's Disgaea is heading to Steam with a new enhanced and updated version. The PC version is expected to be released in February 2016.
- An SRPG from the most prolific SRPG creators in the world, Nippon Ichi Software
- Choose from over 40 unique character types
- Even with a max level of 9999, use Transmigration to start all over again, but your characters will be even stronger per level!
- Delve into the Item World, a randomly generated dungeon world, to level up your items!
- With max level characters and leveled-up items, dish out millions of points of damage!
- Over-the-top battle animations
- Geo Panels - A puzzle game within a Strategy RPG
- Lift & Throw - Throw your allies up ledges to reach enemies in hard-to-reach spots, or toss your enemies around instead!
- A zany story set in the Netherworld, where the notions of good and evil are reversed
New to Disgaea PC (It's not just a port!):
- Updated UI and textures
- Keyboard/Mouse and controller support
- Includes all content from Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
- New Steam features, such as Achievements, Cloud Saves, Badges, and trading cards
Learn more on the Disgaea Steam page.
Funcom has announced that its horror-themed game, The Park, will be launching on both XBox One and PlayStation 4. The Park is expected to be released for consoles in early 2016. The Park is tied loosely to The Secret World, set in the haunting amusement park from Kingsmouth.
In 'The Park' players step into the shoes of Lorraine, a mother whose son goes missing at the Atlantic Island Park. Here players must explore the dilapidated amusement park and face panic and paranoia as they progress unravel Lorraine's story and the history of the park itself.
Read the full press release on Funcom's site.
Check out our own Bill Murphy's review of The Park.
The Heroes of the Storm team has put up a great new video to give players a look at how the two-player controlled Cho'Gall will work in the game. The "Cho" player is a mighty warrior in charge of movement. The "Gall" player is the finisher and more of a ranged DPS timing specialist. "Two players, one head all sharing the same body". Check out the video!
MMORPG.com has been given some very special gift keys for Wizard101 to share with our community. These gift keys will grant you one random Skeleton Key! A skeleton key is an expendable item that unlocks a hidden room that holds a special challenge boss or bonus reward. Bosses behind a door locked by a skeleton key can give really rare loot! If you’d like to save your key for later, it can even be hung on the wall of your house for safe keeping. Typically skeleton keys are found from battling the big bosses of Wizard101, but here’s your chance to get one absolutely free.
The codes will give the redeemer a chance at winning one of three items:
Codes can be redeemed from any location worldwide, but are only redeemable at https://www.wizard101.com/promo for use on the KingsIsle version of Wizard101. This promotion cannot be redeemed for Gameforge or Taomee hosted versions of the game. These codes expire on 01 May 2016.