Frogster today announced that a new region, the Limo Desert, will be accessible to players with the release of Patch 3.0.6 of the online role-playing game, Runes of Magic. Brave adventurers will be able to test their resolve against five powerful guardians in 'Kawak's Tomb' - the fiercely guarded resting place of the celebrated hero, Kawak Grollfang.
New to Alaplaya's line up is a brand new action game that mixes DotA inspired RTS gameplay with RPG and third person action called LOCO. The game features 13 different heroes to choose from (with 17+ more heroes on the way), each with their own strengths and weaknesses to bring into battle. LOCO brings players fast paced gameplay and intense team based PvP, all wrapped up with Unreal 3 Engine goodness, and I got to try it firsthand!
Wargaming.net is glad to announce the release of a huge update for World of Tanks that includes a brand-new line-up of American vehicles.
NCsoft is delivering its biggest in-game environment change to-date with Aion 2.1, hitting PTS today, November 11, and then the live servers November 17. Aion 2.1 brings players significantly increased drop rates along with a consistent in-game event schedules (Dredgion and Fortress Siege times) ensuring more meaningful and rewarding play experiences.
Paragon Studios and NCSoft will soon be releasing Issue 19: Alpha Strike for City of Heroes.
Champions Online, which is currently in testing for a move to a freemium subscription/f2p hybrid model like Lord of The Rings Online and DDO, has announced the free to play archetypes that all new players will be restricted to.
Perpetuum Online is set to release this November. Avatar Creations, a Hungarian games company, will be bringing it's mmo offering, dubbed by some to be a cross between EVE and Mechwarrior, to gamers on the the 25th of November, 2010.
Dynasty Warriors fans new and old are going to be in heaven as Aeria Games have announced that Dynasty Warriors Online will be making its way to both US and EU regions. Dynasty Warriors Online (DWO) is the MMO installment to the long running hack n' slash game series that started way back in the early days of the PS2.
GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that K2 Network, the company behind free-to-play service GamersFirst, has bought the APB intellectual property from defunct studio Realtime Worlds for somewhere in the region of £1.5million.
MMO development is fraught with twists and turns. A strong intellectual property can suddenly just be canned because it doesn't suit the investors. A well hyped and well documented game can flop because it just wasn't as good as it was sold. One game that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs is of course Stargate Worlds.
OnRPG recently had a chance to sit down with Vincent Douvier (Executive Producer at Gala Networks Europe Ltd) about Allods Online and all the fun and exciting things coming up for players. The interview shall be available soon but in the meantime we have carried back a message from the crew of Allods.