OnRPG Shotgun News 1/25: TSW, SMITE, Funcom, and Defiance



OnRPG Shotgun News 1/25: TSW, SMITE, Funcom, and Defiance

By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe

Namco Bandai Games to Distribute Defiance in Europe

Trion Worlds and Namco Bandai Games have announced a partnership which will see Namco Bandai Games distributing upcoming shooter MMO Defiance to European, South African, and Australian audiences for all three platforms on which it will be available.

The Secret World Goes Indy in Issue 6

The Secret World Director, Joel Bylos revealed a few details on the upcoming Issue 6 update. It will mostly take place inEgypt, bringing back some fan favorite characters including Said and Nassir. And then there’s the whip auxiliary weapon. If we don’t see a hat and far too many snakes (and Nazis) I’ll be somewhat disappointed. Right up until I get my first whip power, then I won’t care. The first vet rewards will also be released, and Grandmaster account holders will get access to the DLC 48 hours before anyone else.

SMITE Enters Open Beta

Fans of SMITE rejoice! As of today anyone can play without the need for a key and there are no more planned character wipes! And as a bonus treat anyone who reaches level 30 will receive a limited edition cosmetic skin.

Funcom on the Move

The Funcom developers working on Age of Conan, The Secret World, and Anarchy Online will all be making a move to the Raleigh,North Carolina offices which previously only held billing and customer service. This allows the development teams from all three games to be in one central location instead of spread across the world as they are now.

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