Archive for the ‘MMORPGs’ Category

Two New Maps for World of Tanks Closed-Beta


World of Tanks New announced today the release of two new maps entitled Komarin and Cliff, for its massively multiplayer online action game that is called World of Tanks, and is currently in Closed-Beta.

Based upon different geographic locations, the new battlefields provide many-sided gameplay and numerous tactical opportunities. KOMARIN reflects a tiny village somewhere in the Eastern Europe covered with a spring tide, whereas CLIFF is a reference to the coast of Normandy with its lone rocks, small fisherman settlements and ! endless shorelines.

The Guardian’s Awakening Update for Runes of Magic


Runes of Magic UpdateAdventurers have access to the new world boss “Amboriar”, after the Guardian’s Awakening brings the new content to the world of Runes of Magic. The anticipated new difficulty levels for the dungeon, Raksha Temple, are also now available.

The group instance was available in two different difficulty levels previously, for players that are 58th level and above – easy and normal and adventurers can now also choose between five additional difficulty levels in normal mode.

Opponent values are higher in other modes – ranging from 25% higher in bronze mode all the way up to 125% higher in diamond mode.

Everquest: House of Thule Release


Everquest House of Thule Expansion PackEverquest: House of Thule is the seventeenth expansion to Sony’s epic adventure Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game, Everquest. Players can experience an even more immersive gameplay and captivating storyline, starting today.

House of Thule features an environment which is never seen before, and filled with adventure and mysteries, while packed with features that are going to alter the game, like: a level cap increase, 18 raids, 13 zones, 17 missions and much more.

12 Million Subscribers Reached in World of Warcarft


WoW PlayersBlizzard Entertainment announced that its World of Warcraft subscriber base exceeded twelve million players around the world. This number was reached after the Wrath of the Lich King release in China, and as anticipation for Cataclysm continues until the release on the 7th of December.

“The support and enthusiasm that gamers across the world continue to show for World of Warcraft reaffirms our belief that it offers one of the best entertainment values available today,” said Mike Morhaime

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Release Date


World of Warcraft Cataclysm Release DateBlizzard Entertainment announced the release date of the Cataclysm expansion pack for the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft.

The Expansion pack will be released on the 7th of December, 2010, on a DVD-ROM available for Windows-Based PCs and MACs. The expansion pack, Cataclysm, will also be offered in the online digital Blizzard Store.

The CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, said that Cataclysm includes the best content they have ever created for World of Warcraft, and that with the help of their beta testers, they are putting the final polish on it.

Free Everquest II Announced by Sony Online Entertainment


Free EverQuest IISony Online Entertainment announced today, EverQuest II Extended, which is a new free adventure service coming to players around the world. The critically acclaimed PC franchises now absolutely free!

EverQuest II Extended will offer players a subscription-free business model, and also operate in parallel with the subscription based game, for the first time in the MMO industry.

“As the digital entertainment market evolves, SOE is focused on continued innovation in content delivery that best fit the needs of the growing consumer base,” said Sony Online Entertainment President, John Smedley.

Aion: Assault on Balaurea Free Expansion Release Date Revealed by NCSoft


Free Expansion Pack for AIONThe world’s premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, NCSoft, revealed the official release date for the free expansion pack for Aion entitled Aion: Assault on Balaurea.

Aion: Assault on Balaurea is going to provide another exciting chapter in the world of Aion, which will immerse players into a rich and unique storyline.

The free expansion pack will be available digitally to players, who already have a purchased copy of Aion in North America and Europe on the 7th of September, 2010.

Heroes of Three Kingdoms Historical MMORPG Closed-Beta


Hereos of Three KingdomsPerfect World Entertainment announced that their first Historical MMORPG entitled Heroes of Three Kingdoms is going to launch its closed-beta testing phase on the 13th of July, 2010.

Heroes of Three Kingdoms is based on the one of the greatest battles in history, in which players will be able to participate and change the course of history that helped shaped China as we know it today.

“Heroes of Three Kingdoms is one of our most anticipated games to date and we’re very excited to be launching the closed beta in North America in less than two weeks,”

Closed-Beta for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launched


World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Closed-Beta StartedThe closed-beta test for the highly-anticipated World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has just begun, as announced by Blizzard Entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment has already started approving invitations of players who participated through their accounts. The beta testers will be able to enjoy an early look at the game and also provide feedback which will be valuable to the balance issues of the game.

CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, said that their focus with Cataclysm has been to build on the knowledge that they have gained through the previous expansions to deliver the best and most compelling World of Warcraft content for their players to date.

Open Beta for Beach Voleyball Online


Beach Volleyball Online Open BetaOmniverse Games announced that their new sports free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online game entitled Beach Volleyball Online will start its open beta testing phase on the 24th of June, 2010.

CEO of Omniverse Games, Jonathan Seidenfeld, explained that they love hearing from their fans, and that they take their suggestions very seriously, and try to act on them as often as possible. That is why the open beta of the game has been optimized for speed and includes many of the suggestions that were received from players during the closed-beta test. The Open Beta will also feature a beach shop with six-hundred items of beach fashion and accessories, in addition to the gameplay enhancements.

Dungeon Fighter Online Launched in North America


Dungeon Fighter Online Launched in North AmericaNexon America today announced that gamers can officially join in the fight, as they launched the official North American service for the popular multiplayer online action-adventure beat’em up, Dungeon Fighter Online. The game is developed by the Neople Studio of Nexon, and is played by over two-hundred million players worldwide.

Dungeon Fighter Online features amazing PvE adventures and explosive PvP combat combined with dynamic RPG elements. The game is a 2D side-scrolling action game, which every player can enjoy.

New ROSE Online World – Draconis


New ROSE Online World entitled - DraconisThe world renowned massively multiplayer online role-playing game publisher, Gravity Interactive, is very pleased to announce the opening of a new world in their ROSE Online MMO, entitled “Draconis”. Over 800,000 players can now experience a fresh start in a brand new environment.

“Leonis” is the first world of ROSE Online, where the visitors are aged veterans that can offer a low of wisdom and support to players that just started the game. Draconis however, is a brand new world which offers opportunities to explore new environments and to be the first to find and tackle some of the new ROSE Online Quests and Bosses. Both of the worlds will have the same game play and Experience rates.