Perfect World Mobile Launches Globally

Today Perfect World Mobile launched in 120 countries around the world. The game is the mobile re-imagining of the classic MMORPG. Before it launched more than 1 million people pre-registered their interest.

While this is being called a global launch there are actually some restrictions on who has access to this global server. The following countries are blocked from what is being called the North American version:

 

  • Mainland China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Russia and CIS

This list isn’t really all that surprising at all really. When it comes to global releases of games they rarely include Japan, China, or South Korea. Each of them typically have their own release. This can often be said of Russia as well. In China, Perfect World Mobile shot up to the number 2 spot on the App Store within 5 hours of its launch. While the most recent update has received 2.6 million downloads within the first 12 hours of its release.

It will be interesting to see if the game makes Superdata’s top 10 mobile games list for the month when the one for September is released in October. Tencent’s Honour of Kings, Arena of Valor in the West has dominated the top spot in the charts for most of the year and it was the highest-grossing mobile game in 2018. Pokemon Go bounces between second and third place month to month. The 7-year-old Clash of Clans is still in the mobile top 10 list every month as well. So there’s a lot of opportunity for Perfect World Mobile to work its way into the monthly top 10.

 

Source: MMOCulture, Superdata

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MMORPG Sword Cat Online Launches

Have you ever wished you were in a game populated solely with catgirls and boys? If you said yes, you’re in luck and I’m not just talking about City of Heroes’ Pocket D nightclub. No, I’m talking about the mobile MMORPG Sword Cat Online. In Sword Cat Online everyone plays as a cat hero made in a cute cartoonish art style.

One thing that makes Sword Cat Online stand out is that it is designed to be played with just your thumbs, allowing you to hold your phone in a more natural way as you play. It also boasts full social features like clans, chat, a PvP Arena, and World Boss co-op. It also has a single-player campaign with hundreds of stages.

Because of the anime style fighting scenes, the developers do stress that Sword Cat Online is really only recommended for those ages 12 and up.

The game is available exclusively on Google Play, sorry iPhone users. To celebrate the launch of the game all new players can use the code “scofun19” to receive a free cat hero and 300 gems in game. This code does have a limited quantity though so it is recommended that you redeem it right away. You can find more opportunities to win prizes and get more information about the game on their official Facebook page.

Also, be sure to check out the trailer for the game below.

Source: Press Release

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Space MMORPG Second Galaxy Launching this Week

Three thousand years in the future humanity has formed an empire in the stars called “Second Galaxy.” In this Second Galaxy, five regimes have emerged, each eager to further colonize the universe. Players in this open world MMORPG have the freedom to play any role they like from explorer to bodyguard, miner, or merchant.

The universe of Second Galaxy has 4,961 galaxies to explore that are filled with dark matter, wormholes, space stations, and more. In those, nearly 5,000 galaxies are more than 50,000 stars across 1,000 light years. There are five types of spacecraft with over 150 classes to pick from. Customization of your ships is impressive as well with more than 1,000 types of tactical equipment, 3,000 spacecraft components, and 5,000 technological upgrades.

You’ll be able to see thousands of players on the screen engaging in real-time combat. Thanks to their advances in technology the game can support half a million concurrent players. Quite impressive for a mobile game. Yes, all of this is in a mobile game.

Second Galaxy will be launching globally on iOS and Android on July 5th. Though it’s being called a soft launch, so maybe it’s just a beta? Honestly, does anything mean anything these days? From the sound of it though, they mean for it to be a launch.

This gorgeous looking mobile game looks like it could give EVE a run for its money. If you’re looking for more information about the game you can find them on Facebook or on their official site. Pre-registration is now available as well.

 

Source: Press Release

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Improbable, Epic Games, and Umi Co. Ltd. Team up to Make New MMO Code: Odyssey

Improbable, the makers of SpatialOS, Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, and Umi Co. Ltd., the makers of…well, actually they’re pretty much an unknown Chinese developer…the three of them are teaming up to create an MMO 2.0 game currently called Code: Odyssey.

The game will be created using Unreal Engine 4 and this won’t be Umi’s first. They already have a mobile MMORPG using Unreal Engine 4 that was released in China and another one, besides Code: Odyssey in development.

From the sound of it Code: Odyssey might actually be a title we see get a global release. It’s being called a “super large scale sandbox open-world MMO 2.0” with an aim to create a global cultural IP derived from China. It is just one of many games that have been announced recently that uses Chinese myths and legends with a steampunk theme.

So far that’s all we know about Code: Odyssey. But, it caught our eye because SpatialOS has a lot of potential but doesn’t get used nearly often enough.

Dragon Raja

Also, in China, the game previously known as Project: SU which is in the works between Epic and Loong Entertainment was finally given a name. It’s being called Dragon Raja and it will be another Unreal Engine 4 MMORPG. And yes, this one is a mobile game too, that’s the world we live in now. The game will feature, amongst other things PvP battles that support up to 100 players. It’s based on the Chinese novel Dragon Raja, not the Korean one with the same name. Tencent will be publishing the game in China.

 

Source: MMOCulture, MMOCulture

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Blade & Soul 2 Unveiled as a Mobile Title

The news pouring out of NCSoft just keeps on comin’! At a Media Day event in Korea, it was confirmed that a Blade and Soul sequel is indeed in the works. That said, it appears to be a mobile MMORPG and not a PC game as many perhaps were hoping.

blade and soul sequel

Unlike the other NCSoft-related reveal, this announcement is significantly more sparse: all we have to currently go on is a cellphone video of a teaser trailer, which showcases a desert landscape, a logo for Blade and Soul 2, and the year 2018.

This is Game has also confirmed from their report at the press event that the game will be a mobile title. Additional information is expected to be announced sometime soon, though all of the information in question comes from a Korean news site and so a release outside of the region doesn’t appear to be in the cards.

Regardless, you can check out the footage of the teaser below if you’re at all curious.

Our Thoughts

We’re not entirely sure how hungry the current Blade and Soul playerbase is for a sequel or a new mobile game based on the IP, so perhaps it’s for the best that Blade and Soul 2 is left to the Korean players. That said, are you at all wondering what this mobile title is all about? Let us know in the comments.

Source: This is Game via Steparu

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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: October 6, 2017

We’re back this week with a nicely cleaned up list! A few titles have been removed as their developers have gone silent and the websites are offline, while others launched under the radar. This new and improved list has 140 titles for you to enjoy.

New this week is Pocket Legends Adventures, a mobile MMORPG.

MMO Alpha and Beta List

Pocket Legends Adventures

There’s also an untitled Tactical Shooter in the works by Automaton Games.

And the alpha of Wild Buster has started.

This weekend you’ll also be able to take part in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront II. This is for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Not a whole lot of new games at the moment but that’s ok, there are still plenty of things to do.

 

Check out the list below for all the games. The ones marked with a new  flag are the ones that were newly added this week.

Pre-Alpha and Alpha

Untitled Automaton Shooter

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR Launch Dec
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG September
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Pre-Alpha
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP
 Untitled Tactical Shooter Official Site Tactical Shooter From Automaton Games
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
 Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG

 

Early Access

Tannenberg

Tannenberg

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Blast Out Official Site PvP Brawler AKA RUiN
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Launch Q1 2018
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
Tannenberg Official Site WW1 Shooter Nov 16
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox Sept 26
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS

 

Closed Beta

Shadowgun Legends

Shadowgun Legends

Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG Open Beta in 2018
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey Official Site Online RPG
Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG Korea Only, Sept 7-30
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
 Pocket Legends Adventures Official Site Mobile MMORPG Sign Ups Open
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG Korea Only Sept 25
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Switchblade Official Site 5v5 Vehicle Arena PC & PS4
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy Formerly Called Keystone
Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO

 

Open Beta

Ever, Jane Screenshot Characters

Ever, Jane

Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
MU Legend Official Site Action MMORPG Nov 7
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta

 

Crowdfunding

city of titans powers customization

City of Titans

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Announced But Unplayable

Maguss

Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
Ironsight Official Site FPS Early 2018
Maguss Official Site Magic Location Based ARG
Harry Potter meets Pokemon Go
Pantropy Official Site MMOFPS Kickstarter in Nov
Seed Official Site Survival
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Alpha Dec 2017, Beta Dec 2018
Untitled Funcom Conan Game Turn-based Strategy
Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter

 

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