Aeria Games to reveal new high-level Grand Fantasia content before Live audience

April 14, 2010 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Aeria Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, announced that a major update with expansive new features and content will be added to Grand Fantasia, one of Aeria’s most celebrated free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). The new features will debut in a live sneak-preview event on April 16 via Xfire, allowing all players to catch a glimpse of the new game content prior to its release.

Grand Fantasia, an anime-style fantasy MMORPG with intense PvP combat and a deep virtual pet system, will be adding several new features intended for high-level players in a free update scheduled for mid-April. The new features include:

• An increase in the level cap to 70, complete with new zones, monsters, armor and weapons;
• Upgraded job classes to level 66;
• New guild-based gameplay options, including a Guild Zone and a Guild Wars arena for massive 75 versus 75 battles.

A Grand Fantasia Game Master (GM) will demonstrate the new features live via an Xfire broadcast, giving the game’s fervent players the chance to learn about the updates before they are officially implemented into the game. Those attending the demonstration will have a unique opportunity to learn about the new content and become better prepared to tackle new challenges in the world of Saphael – as well get a peek behind the scenes of one of Aeria’s hottest games.

The live broadcast will occur on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. PDT via Xfire, a free online community tool that supports instant messaging, friend lists, profiles and more. Xfire is available for download at www.xfire.com/ and sign up is free. Details on how to join the Grand Fantasia preview broadcast are available at http://www.xfire.com/stream_series/.

Karos Online launches Friday April 9th with new zone and updated features

April 7, 2010 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

The wait is nearly over: NHN Corporation’s free-to-play MMORPG Karos Online launches commercially this Friday, April 9th, and the new game client is available now at www.karosgame.com! Featuring a brand new item shop, additional server and many fixes and feature updates, starting on Friday Karos will offer both new and experienced players a greater depth of play than ever before.

Gameplay for guilds has been enhanced with a new guild levelling system, and guilds reaching level 3 will be eligible to purchase powerful guild skill scrolls that give combat buffs to all members for a limited duration. Mine Takeover PvP has also been improved, with unlimited mining rights and extra income for victorious guilds.

There’s also a new high-level zone to discover at launch: scenic Seron Island in southern Asmara has a lot more in store for intrepid adventurers than just great views – it’s teeming with goblins, undead and a whole host of previously undiscovered creatures including raging Hellbiests and fearsome Magma Giants!

Don’t forget, all the action kicks off this Friday, April 9th! Bbecome a fan of Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karos-Online/78475753869, and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.

Karos Online – Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG
Karos Online is a brand new free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (lead developers of Laghaim and Last Chaos), to be published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The English and Turkish versions are scheduled to launch in Q2 2010, with a German version to follow later in the year.

In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world’s vital energy source, Fletta. Fletta provides the basis for the game’s unique and complex alternate progression system; alongside traditional leveling within the game, Fletta energy can be used to increase stats, give buffs, buy resources and enchant items.

With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points. There are a variety of dynamic dungeons to explore, with shifting paths and surprises to challenge players as they progress in level. The economy is well-developed, with mining, fishing and crafting elements, and a consignment system for storage.

Karos Online offers rare graphical quality for its small client size, has low minimum requirements, and will be accessible to a vast range of computers. Videos demonstrating graphics and gameplay, in addition to detailed game information, are available on the official website at www.karosgame.com.

Karos Online features

  • Free-to-play MMORPG
  • Stunning 3D Graphics
  • Massive guild-based PvP & castle sieges
  • Shifting, unpredictable dungeons
  • Fishing, mining and item crafting
  • Majestic mounts

Darksiders confirmed for PC

April 2, 2010 · Filed Under Action, Adventure, News · Comment 

THQ Inc.  announced that its critically acclaimed action-adventure title Darksiders will be coming to the PC in June.

Released earlier this year for Xbox 360® and Playstation®3, Darksiders will be available for PC gamers to enjoy in all of its apocalyptic glory this summer. Developed by THQ’s in-house studio Vigil Games™, this version of the game is being meticulously crafted to deliver the same great art style and dynamic game play to a whole new audience.

Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented, “We are delighted to be able to bring Darksiders to the PC. THQ is focused on bringing great product to the PC gaming audience so it was vital that we allowed Vigil the time to optimize the title for the PC platform. We hope PC gamers experience the same thrill and get the same level of satisfaction assuming the mantle of WAR as the console audience did.”

David Adams, General Manager of Vigil Games commented, “We are really excited to have the opportunity to bring Darksiders to the global PC audience. We feel that the growth of digital distribution and PC online communities creates a great environment for our game. We are working really hard to make sure that key features such as user-defined resolutions, interface and both keyboard and game pad control sets are all up to the standards for today’s discerning PC consumer.”

Darksiders
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of mankind, WAR – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. War must take on the forces of Heaven and Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance. Players harness the apocalyptic power of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate enemies who stand in his way. With an extreme arsenal of weapons, War blazes a trail of destruction, and emerges even more deadly atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed. Darksiders is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more information, visit www.darksiders.com.