OnRPG Shotgun News 7/20: Rusty Hearts, The WarZ, End of Nations, and More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Beta and Alpha Weekend for Several Games
This weekend is a busy one for MMO fans. Trion’s End of Nations, Gravity Interactive’s Maestia and NCSoft’s Guild Wars 2 will be in beta this weekend. While City of Steam hosts their first Alpha weekend.
ATLUS ONLINE Teams up with Level Up!
Expanding on a partnership between Atlus and Level Up which currently offers registration and downloads of Atlus’ hit title Pandora Saga will be expanding to include BattleSpace and Knights of the Sky.
New Zombie Apocalypse MMO The War Z Announced
Arktos Entertainment Group and Hammerpoint Interactive have announced their debut title The War Z. This session based MMO takes place during a zombie infestation on a apocalyptic scale. The War Z is currently in Alpha with a closed beta planned for the near future. And a potential release date sometime in fall of 2012.
Rusty Hearts: Reborn Details
As the launch of the first major expansion of Rusty Hearts. Major features include a PvP ladder, new pets, hidden dungeons, a master-apprentice system and a training dungeon. This expansion is expected to go live on July 24th. OnRPG snagged an exclusive interview with Senior Product Manager Mark Hill with more details.
Dragon Saga Launches Dragonkin Update
The latest part of Dragon Saga’s massive expansion through the year has been released. The new Dragonkin Combo Skill update brings new combo skills to the fighters and shaman classes. To celebrate this latest update Dragon Saga will be introducing the Sunflower event which starts today.
World of Tanks Championship Details
Wargaming, the developer-publisher of World of Tanks announces that registration for the upcoming International Ural Steel Championship 2012 has opened and will continue to the end of July. The tournament will take place in Moscow, Russia and is being organized in partnership with UralVagonZavod, one of the largest scientific and industrial complexes in Russia.
RuneScape Sees Huge Numbers
The hugely popular, award winning free to play MMO RuneScape has announced that it has made history with having over 200 million registered player accounts. They have clocked in over 7 billion hours of gaming over the last 10 years.