We’ve known for a while now that Cryptic has been working on a Magic: The Gathering MMO but now we finally have the first details about Magic: Legends.
To start with, what we thought was going to be an MMORPG is actually an isometric action/RPG similar to Path of Exile or Marvel Heroes. It seems that Cryptic actually struggled for a while over what type of game it would be, even after the announcement was made in 2017. Here’s a quote from Cryptic’s Stephen Ricossa about that. “We went back and forth a couple of times on the type of game. We initially were like, ‘Oh, we’ll go with the kind of traditional MMO camera. And then we were like, ‘Maybe we’ll do a third-person action game.’ But because you’re summoning so many things, and especially the exciting big monsters, you were looking at a lot of Earth Elemental butt and things like that because you’re running around trying to find dudes to fight.”
This was just one part of a long article in Game Informer magazine. The whole thing uploaded by Redditor DoubleSpoiler and if you want to read it you can find it in the link below.
We also got our first glimpse of the game itself as Cryptic has updated its official site with information about two worlds as well as two of the classes in the game. First, there is the Mind Mage, who does exactly what you might think, uses psychic powers and telekinesis. The second is the Geomancer, with stone and lava attacks. There are three additional classes on the website that are listed as coming soon. This is the same for the worlds. The two that are revealed are the volcanic island of Shiv and Benalia, a church-state on the plane of Dominaria.
Finally, once again thanks to Game Informer we have our first look at the gameplay of Magic: Legends which shows off some pre-alpha footage and lets us see both of the classes that have been announced in action.
The fact that the game isn’t an MMORPG as had previously been announced has come as a bit of a disappointment to a lot of people. Still, there are others who are quite excited too. If you’re one of the ones who are excited about the game you can sign up for a chance to take part in the official beta right now.
Today we got our first glimpse of Wargaming’s newest game, Pagan Online in an all-new gameplay trailer, which you can see a little further down. It is being created with Mad Head Games who are well known for Rite of Passage, Shadowplay, and NeverTales. The game will be launching in 2019, but, before it does there will be a series of pre-launch tests they’re calling trials. Registration for these trials is available on the official site.
In Pagan online heroes come face to face with hordes of enemies and battle bosses based on pre-Christian mythology. They use a combination of procedurally generated arenas along with multiple choices to make every encounter feel unique and give the feel of a living world.
Talking about Pagan Online the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Mad Head Games said, “With Pagan Online we’ve worked hard to deliver a fast-paced and intense combat system that’s easy to pick up but difficult to master. We took inspiration from MOBAs to create unique characters with specific skills and specialties, and when you put them into this type of combat system you end up with a family of fighters that do different things well in different scenarios.”
Finally, they boast difficult missions, high replayability, a ton of customization options, and intense combat. Having watched some of the immensely satisfying gifs they provided in the press release it isn’t hard to see why.
So, if you want to take part in the beta tests, sorry…trails for Pagan Online next year be sure to head over to the official site and sign up now. Also, no, we aren’t really sure what pre-Christian mythology includes either. But it will certainly be interesting to find out as they reveal more about the game!
Thanks to the likes of E3 and PAX East we’ve already seen some amazing game trailers in 2018. But now it is time for Gamescom to show us what they’ve got. We’re only a few minutes into the convention and already we’re getting trailers for old favorites and new games alike. Check out all the online game trailers of Gamescom 2018 below.
A new Battle Royale game announced by Housemarque Games. It currently has no release date or beta start date, but you can register for the beta on the official site. If you’re looking for more Battle Royale news from Gamescom check out our article based on that very idea, the Battle Royale Games of Gamescom 2018.
World War 3
A multiplayer military FPS set in a modern global conflict named quite appropriately World War 3. This game is currently available on Steam Early Access. Check out the gameplay trailer below.
The Gamescom trailer for Battlefield V was released a few days early with a gritty version of a classic song and possibly the first glimpse of the Battle Royale mode? We shall have to wait and see if that’s the case. Battlefield V will be entering beta at the beginning of September and it will include the Devastation of Rotterdam map.
World of Tanks AR Spectate
A brand new experimental AR technology is bringing World of Tanks out of the screen and into the world at Gamescom 2018. It looks like in the future you’ll be able to play World of Tanks on your table. At least it’s a cheaper habit than Warhammer.
Be sure to check back all week as Gamescom continues, we’ll be adding more videos as they’re released. Is there a game you’re looking forward to playing? Let us know in the comments!