Age of Wushu Officially Announced Stateside
Snail Games USA today unveiled their colossal upcoming MMORPG, Age of Wushu, also known as Age of Wulin. Representing more than 2000 years of Wuxia tradition, Age of Wushu thrusts players into a personal adventure, in a world where classes and levels no longer matter and where every action is judged harshly by the world around you. Players will learn that nothing is as it seems when the official International Test for Age of Wushu launches soon.
Prepare to embark on a journey like no other. After choosing one of six unique storylines, players become the protagonists of their own individual tale. Every action bears a consequence and every NPC has his or her own opinions about each player. Players will also be in control of where and how to hone their skills in Wushu. Players can choose one of eight martial arts schools to train, or invade another school to steal knowledge not offered at their current alma mater. Training can even take place offline by choosing one of 30 offline activities to keep a character progressing in-game as an NPC.
Without the traditional MMO crutch of levels and classes, it is impossible to predict the outcome of a fight. Yes, that means that beggar on the street can be a traveling Grand Master! With over 5,000 equipment upgrades, 32 guild sites, 17 professions and a range of amazing aerial combat, Age of Wushu puts each player in control of their experience.
With over 5 years of development time powering this AAA MMORPG, Age of Wushu is unlikely to disappoint. In fact one super fan of the game has dished out the insane amount of $16,000 on a virtual sword (plus framed picture) before the game was even released! Although no official release date has been stated, expect Age of Wushu it no later than spring of 2012!