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
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
Game Bridger Entertainment announced today that its upcoming MMORPG Brawler, Aida Arenas, will launch its closed beta test this Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 4:00 PM GMT. Players can catch a glimpse of just what the closed beta holds in store for them in an all new gameplay trailer released today. To learn how YOU can participate in the Aida Arenas closed beta, visit: http://www.AidaArenas.com. Space in the beta is limited, so join now!
CREATE a hero, EXPLORE dungeons, FIGHT monsters, COMPETE with friends, and DISCOVER hidden treasure in Aida Arenas, the new MMORPG Brawler from GamerKraft! Combining elements of the classic beat em up arcade genre with the character progression and social features of modern MMORPGs, Aida Arenas offers an action-packed gameplay experience unlike any youve seen before! Aida Arenas is coming to GamerKraft in spring 2011.
Aida Arenas is free-to-play. Visit the Aida Arenas homepage at: http://www.AidaArenas.com or follow Aida Arenas on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AidaArenas.
Myth War II Online, the first MMORPG to feature an ATB battle system, recently introduced Shapeshifting potions to the game.
Players can use these potions to transform their characters so they look like NPCs.
The effect can also change a character’s attributes, allowing players to adapt to different combat situations. Intrigued? Read the following tips to learn more about this unique feature.
It’s easy to obtain Shapeshifting potions from monsters. Each time you do battle against NPC monsters you have a chance to receive a potion. Players can also buy them from NPCs that are usually found by the entrance to the Pet Lair.
Using the Shapeshifting potion changes your character’s form, attributes and resistance values. Players can choose from the many potions available to adopt the appearance and effects they desire. After using a potion you can still improve your abilities based on background attributes. Remember, different potions have different bonuses and buffs. Make sure you choose the right potion for your needs. Read more
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
January 22nd marked the third anniversary of the release of Flying Lab Software’s highly acclaimed and award-winning MMORPG – Pirates of the Burning Sea.
3 years is a long time in the life of a MMO, and Pirates of the Burning Sea is not slowing down. In fact, the team has just added myriad more features that players can look forward to on the eve of game’s anniversary.
A special Anniversary mission – This mission involves a barrel race and a fancy soiree, complete with party games. Complete this mission and you’ll get a very handsome commemorative coat.
Anniversary Pets – To celebrate this black tie occasion, Monkeys wearing top hats can be found in the Treasure Aisle, and a rare black cockatoo will complete your anniversary ensemble. Get ‘em while you can, because they’re available only for a limited time.
A complete graphic overhaul of San Juan – Flying Lab Software’s artists have been busy giving the Spanish capital a brand new look!
New characters – Community members Ubert le Danois, Jon Smith-Tank, Bennet, and Paul Kingtiger have been added to the game as NPCs in various locations so keep an eye out!
New feathered friends – New pets are available in the Treasure Aisle: a Seagull, cranky and vaguely menacing, as seagulls always are, a Cockatiel, and a Raven!
Captain’s Club members will notice a nice new perk – double Conquest rewards after map wins. See the Captain’s Club benefits or sign up http://www.burningsea.com/page/f2p today!
“Making Pirates of the Burning Sea free-to-play has made the Burning Seas awash with ship-to-ship combat and swashbuckling action. We are looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with our loyal and fast-growing community,” said Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software.
Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th century, Pirates of the Burning Sea™ is an MMORPG featuring high-seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder, where players can choose to play as one of three nations — England, France or Spain — or choose the role of a Pirate and battle it out for glory and power. To sign up, go to burningsea.com