Wargaming.net announced Update 7.4 for their distinguished free-to-play MMO World of Tanks introducing a wide range of new gameplay features.
The key innovation of the update is the introduction of two new game modes – Encounter Battle and Assault. The Encounter Battle mode invites two sides to fight for one base. The Assault sets the players in the roles of attackers and defenders where the former have superior combat capabilities.
“With the current version we are proud to introduce two unique game modes, which could be really exciting and challenging for those who prefer complicated combat assignments”, noted Mike Zhivets, producer of World of Tanks project. “The fans of French armored vehicles will also be pleasantly surprised with a rich collection of long range SPGs and tank destroyers, which definitely will make the game more tactically oriented and strategically planned.” Read more
As one of the longest-running MMOs of eight years, Conquer Online continues to deliver new content to its players.
In the newest upcoming expansion, “Invasion of Pirates,” players will be able to fill the shoes of the new Pirate class, adventuring in what’s known as forbidden domain—the Flaming Sea.
But to walk and talk like a pirate, players must know the proper garb and weapons they can arm themselves with. NetDragon unveils the cannon bomb ability, pistols and more to players awaiting the new Invasion of Pirates storyline.
For the new class being introduced, like most historical pirates, pistols and rapiers are the tools of the treacherous trade. In Conquer Online, pirates will also have another powerful trick up their sleeve—the cannon bomb. Read more
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres.
With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called Forgelight, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.
Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With a an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air, ground and seaborne combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever. Read more
GamersFirst announced that War Rock has engaged in a major in-game visual reconstruction just in time for summer. Mass annihilation never looked better as the fan-favored first-person shooter ignites with new high resolution texturing to landscapes, vehicles and weapons.
In conjunction with the reconstructive makeover, GamersFirst embraces summer by challenging players in a true test of skill in the game’s biggest player versus player (PvP) event of the year, the 7th Annual War Rock Olympics, kicking off July 5. War Rock enlistees will face each other on the battlefield in a week-long competition testing skill, cunning and tactical planning, concluding in the traditional bikini and water balloon event and War Rock marketplace sale of epic proportions.
“The update adds an incredible dimension of intensity to the game’s environments,” said Chuck ‘Nemico’ Leonard, producer for War Rock. “War Rock fans will be visually submersed into combat deeper than ever before, battling with newly primed and polished weaponry in War Rock’s revamped, lush, war-ridden landscapes.” Read more
If you’re tired of games on Facebook with little content and mind-numbing gameplay, it’s time to try something different.
It’s time to try Gods War Online (http://apps.facebook.com/godswar_online), the first 3D MMORPG fully connected to Facebook.
Compared to games that don’t pay much attention to storyline, GodsWar Online has intricately developed quests, helping to explain and drive important parts of the game. From stories about why a dangerous adversary must be killed or why a zone is occupied by one of the two playable factions to where and how an important item was invented, the storyline guides you and offers more details as you level up and achieve greatness. Whether you side with Athens or Sparta, there’s plenty happening in ancient Greece.
Even though it features fantastic graphics and a rich variety of content, GodsWar Online is easy to play. All you need to interact with the game world is a mouse.
Other games may give you too little or too much to do, but in GodsWar Online players decide how to make the best use of their time online. If you want to spend a lot of time in-game, there’s plenty of content for you. If you don’t have much time or can’t sit in front of the screen constantly, you can use the F12 auto-fight feature to engage in battle automatically.
GodsWar Online also offers players social tools to help you stay in touch with friends, and lets you team up and conquer your opponents together. Whether you’re doing quests, fighting side-by-side, exploring instanced zones, talking about how to improve your gear, or just hanging out, friendships are easy to build and enjoy as you meet new people along the way.
If you’re looking for a change of pace, there are always good times around the bend as the GWO team stages frequent special events. To learn more about all the game has to offer, visit the GodsWar Online Wall on Facebook.
In commemoration of the second anniversary of its launch, MMO basketball game FreeStyle, a popular game provided by a global game portal, GameKiss, added a new special character to its team members. The update is an outcome of full accommodation of opinions suggested through forums in the Website of FreeStyle.
Unlike existing special characters, the new special character ‘Garcia’ allows users to decide its position and height as they wish. And exclusive items for ‘Garcia’ will also be updated, satisfying thirst of users of GameKiss who have been demanding to have customized special characters.
As a Latin American with a concept of tough wrestler, ‘Garcia’ is a member of Rio Hot Carnival Team. Since most characters in FreeStyle are confined to Asian and North American athletes, game users around the world have been craving for characters from wider regions.
FreeStyle consists of two U.S. teams, a Japanese team, a European team and a Latin American team (new) with 24 men and 24 women ‘basic characters’ as well as 13 ‘special characters’ with different individuality. FreeStyle plans to add ‘special characters’ and teams representing more regions in the future.
Moreover, it will introduce ‘limited edition gift box items’ during the period of second anniversary events. These gift box items consists of new special costumes, which are not available in the current store of FreeStyle game, will be sold only during the period of this event. It will give a good chance for users who want to set their characters in their own unique style.
PM Roman Lee of GameKiss said, “FreeStyle is an online game that evolves steadily like a real-world basketball game. Ever diversifying demands of users are driving force that takes the game to the next level. So we are making our best effort to meet demands of users as fast as possible while monitoring their needs at the same time. We expect the second anniversary update will fully satisfy needs of users.”
Blitz 1UP announces the release of Nice Technology’s free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy game Picaroon – now available worldwide on PC
Blitz 1UP announced the launch of MMORTS Picaroon, developed by Nice Technology, for worldwide PC release.
“We’ve been hooked on playing Picaroon since it first landed in our inbox,” says Neil Holmes, Blitz 1UP Producer. “This game kicks all sorts of crazy ass and we’re incredibly excited to be helping the guys at Nice Technology unleash their game on new players the world over.”
Adds Paul Baker, Nice Technology’s General Manager: “We are a small independent team and are really pleased to be working with Blitz and benefiting from their experience, which would take us years to accumulate. On a personal level, the Blitz 1UP team have really been a great support to me. Moreover, given that GDC is upon us now, it’s really valuable to have Blitz represent Nice Technology in San Francisco while we can carry on with the tasks that we need to finish here in Cambridge to make Picaroon the best game it can be!”
Supporting up to 500 players at once Picaroon is a free-to-play persistent Real Time Strategy game set in a watery world of the future where empires hold on to the little land remaining by fighting vast sea battles.
Starting with one island, players gather resources to construct fleets and find new territories. Some islands are deserted, while others are occupied by pirates, allies or enemies. Choose tactically and expand the empire through diplomacy or all out war!
One game, three great ways to play: Skirmish games last hours, Classics weeks and Persistent games never end. Experience the finale of the End Game where the warlords provide super weapons for one final wave of intense battle.
Picaroon is presented in full 3D and runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Also available is a Starter Pack bundle that includes a high value set of in-game booster cards.
The Three Kingdoms Brawler, will be released this Spring as a free-to-play action MMO for Windows PC.
Three Kingdoms Brawler takes the classic side-scrolling arcade beat-em-up and updates it for a new generation of online gamers. Inspired by the events and battles of the Three Kingdoms era in China, players take control of legendary warriors fighting to determine the future of the country. By choosing their guiding spirit and hero class, players can customize their fighting experience to their own personal skills. As they progress they will upgrade their combo moves, armor, and weapons, becoming even more powerful and able to face the challenges ahead. The fight cannot be won alone, however. By joining and fighting together, the heroes will be able to face ever increasing odds and emerge victorious.
Joining together in factions and guilds, players have a vast world to explore and conquer. A robust crafting system allows players to create unique weapons and armor that enhance their personalized combat skills. The online marketplace and auction house allows players to buy and sell their creations with thousands of players. With thousands of different weapon, skill, and armor combinations, each player will have their own unique experience tailored to their personal choices.
Player vs. player combat adds a new twist to the action, with players competing for victory against each other in arena combat. Players can prove they are the mightiest warrior by defeating all their opponents or teaming up in tag-team matches. Leaderboards and in-game honorary titles will show the world who has the most skill.
Neonga announces the launch of the pre-beta registration of its newest Free to Play title “Dragon Soul” a fantasy-themed Massively Mulitplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that blends distinctive 3D graphics and classical role-playing elements with an immersive story into a unique gaming experience.
With “Dragon Soul” the cross-platform publisher Neonga is announcing its second high quality Online Game for 2011.
The mythical world of “Dragon Soul” is inhabited by eight different kingdoms who are trying to overthrow the former ruling alliance. The player can decide which side he wants to fight for and form a guild in order to claim their power in the shattered land. The game offers classical MMORPG gameplay with 5 different classes, 160 unique skills and more than 800 quests. A wide variety of different Pets can be raised to fight side-by-side with the player. Those pets can learn their own skills and sell the players’ spare equipment automatically in the next town to aid their master to level up their character up to the current maximum level (100). Read more
Players Get Ready to Embrace Their Animal Instincts
NCsoft, the world’s premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games, and Paragon Studios, home of the world’s most popular super-powered MMO, City of Heroes, are excited to announce the wildly anticipated City of Heroes Animal Pack. Building on the most comprehensive character customisation tools in the market, players will now be able to create their characters with the traits of the world’s most powerful beasts.
As players get in touch with their inner animal the City of Heroes Animal Pack brings a slew of new feral features to help bring their animalistic personas to life. In addition to physical upgrades including new heads, body patterns, tails and customisable manes and teeth, players can also enjoy moving with the elegance of a deadly predator using the new Beast Run travel power.
A complete list of features includes: Read more