Category Archives: MMO

Square Enix Announces Pre-Sale Date for Next Add-On Scenario for FFXI

I have yet to play Final Fantasy Online.  The problem is, I have an older model Mac, so I don’t get to play a lot of PC games.  Anyway, the game does have a lot of fans out there, so they will probably be delighted to hear this news.

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Metin 2 Celebrates its Two Year Anniversary

Metin 2 is an MMORPG that will be celebrating its second year anniversary beginning June 27th.

The publisher will be hosting some events for the game’s players with some bonuses.  Check out the press release.

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KingsIsle Entertainment to Launch New World for Wizard 101

The free-to-play world of Wizard 101 is getting a new world.

Press Release:

Online entertainment company KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today officially revealed plans for Grizzleheim, a new 3D world to be added to the popular virtual world Wizard101 (www.wizard101.com).

The often silly characters and worlds of Wizard101 are influenced by literature; history and pop culture that give the game a depth and quality appreciated by adults, and make it enjoyable for families to play together. Safety features aimed at pre-teen players include a collaborative play style, a chat system with many options and a character name selector.

Inspired by Norse mythology, Grizzleheim is an airy, outdoor landscape of snowy mountains, glacial ridges and towering trees that is home to three new Wizard101 tribes – Bears, Wolves and Ravens. Players will first encounter the Viking Bears of Grizzleheim, great traders with the ability to travel the worlds of the Spiral, in the free-to-play areas of WizardCity. As student wizards adventure through subseq uent worlds, Grizzleheim will offer new quests, new locations to explore, new opponents and new Viking-themed decorative housing items interspersed throughout the mid and higher levels of the game.

Grizzleheim is expected to roll out beginning in June. As with other new content, the world will launch first on the Wizard101 test server, where subscribers will help beta test features before it goes live in the game. Wizard101 has an ESRB rating of E10+. Pre-paid gift cards are available at major U.S. retailers.

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Florensia Pits Player vs. Pirate with New PvP Battlegrounds

Lava Plateau 1MUNICH, Germany – May 20, 2009
Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, announced this week that war has broken out between the Royal Army and the Pirates of popular free-to-play MMORPG Florensia! Two existing in-game maps have been converted from standard adventuring areas into new player vs. player (PvP) War Zones for level 40 and above: the Hidden Port in the Pirates of the Black Dragon Base and the Rainbow Highland on Chester Island. Additionally, an all-new War Zone map, the Lava Plateau, is now available on Magnel Island.

Buccaneers beware, you’ll need a keen eye and fast fingers upon arrival to these new areas, as players are free to attack anything that moves… even if that happens to be a fellow adventurer. It’s every man, soldier, and pirate for himself on these battlegrounds, and it’s up to each player to decide his or her own fate. Help the Royal Army clear the areas of monsters and earn a boost in the ranks. Kill other players, and the Pirates are sure to take notice.

A war is brewing on the high seas of Florensia, and these new PvP War Zones are just a taste of the seafaring adventure and mayhem on the horizon!

For more information about the War Zones, visit http://www.florensia-online.com/.

Closed Beta Begins for Earth Eternal

SPARKPLAY MEDIA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES EARTH ETERNAL

Sparkplay Media’s free-to-play MMORPG set to enter exclusive Closed Beta today

May 18, 2009 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sparkplay Media, Inc. today announced the upcoming beta of Earth Eternal, a top-tier free-to-play MMO. An indie fully 3D title that can be played within a browser or via a downloadable client, Earth Eternal is positioned to take free-to-play MMOs to the next level. Scheduled for release later this summer, players can check out this epic fantasy by taking part in the closed beta test beginning May 18th.

Earth Eternal offers users an incredibly immersive gaming experience with a broad range of character customization options and diverse environments. Set in a world where mankind no longer exists, the game incorporates a blend of original fiction, mythologies from Norse to Egyptian, and classic fairy tales into an epic, sweeping story that provides the stage for users to create their own, personal stories.

“MMOs can be daunting for those who haven’t played them before, so we wanted to create a dynamic, yet approachable experience with Earth Eternal; something fun for any level of gamer,” said Matt Mihaly, CEO of Sparkplay Media. “And by combining compelling full-featured, immersive MMO game play with story written for a Western audience we’re sure that Earth Eternal will have a wide appeal. We’re particularly excited to be able to offer all this in a browser.”

Earth Eternal is truly free-to-play. Everything that can be purchased can be earned through playing the game, but players have the option to purchase upgrades in the form of virtual items. Players choose from 22 (seriously!) unique races, ranging from the bear-like Ursine to the Faerie-born Cyclops to the hawk-like Atavians, and select from four classes – Knight, Rogue, Mage, and Druid. Unlike most MMOs however, players are not limited to skills and spells from their class – they can select many abilities from other classes as well, allowing players to either go deep or broad in their character builds.

Interested players can go to http://www.eartheternal.com/ to learn more about Earth Eternal and sign up for the closed beta test today