The Arknights Awakening Alpha test started last week and I was glad that I was able to sneak my way into the test. A lot of people didn't really expect a Tower Defense themed game judging from the art alone. The genre alone rarely appears in today's gaming market and is fairly rare! I had some fun with the Alpha test the music was great, clean UI, the art is amazing, and the maps gradually became a lot harder over time. The game does have some resemblance to Girls Frontline with the cutesy characters and awesome artwork. You can evolve your characters in Arknights and their artwork would change into something super pretty as seen in my gameplay video below. They will also unlock some more passives or active skills upon evolution. There are three ways to earn characters in the game and that is through the story mode, Gacha, and the manufacturer or recruit mode. Most of my 5-star characters came from Gacha. The unit rarity didn't really matter much because the higher star units … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Arknights Alpha Test Preview an Upcoming Anime TD Game
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With closed beta invites already being sent out for MapleStory 2’s closed beta next month, more and more people are wondering what exactly we have to look forward to. MapleStory 2 is a free to play, 3D MMORPG that utilizes an entirely new graphical system, showcasing beautifully bright, vibrant environments to traverse and explore. MapleStory 2 has the same fun, fast action combat that players remember from the original, with noticable improvements made to utilize the new 3D engine. I’ve talked about Nexon in the past. Although they’re not as bad as Aeria Games or My.com, they are still very, very money hungry when it comes to their games. MapeStory 2’s character creator has about what you’d expect from an Anime MMORPG: Here comes the rough part. The Korean version of MapleStory 2 – you know, the iteration of MapleStory 2 that our English version is derived from, is quite heavily pay to win. The Korean version of MapleStory 2 … [Read more...] about Should You Play MapleStory 2? Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming Anime MMORPG!
While the Million Arthur series of mobile games did not find success in the English market, developer Square Enix has big plans for the series in its native Japan and China. After announcing a couple of new Million Arthur games, Square Enix recently announced a TV anime series for one of the games, Han-Gyaku-Sei (Rebellious) Million Arthur, set to launch later this year. The game itself is a mobile MMORPG developed by China’s NetEase which is also scheduled to be released this year. Here is a preview trailer of the upcoming TV anime! Popular voice actors and actresses taking part in the anime as the six main lead characters include Sora Amamiya, Tetsuya Kakihara, Ayana Taketatsu, Natsuki Hanae, Inori Minase, and Yuichi Nakamura. Famed Japanese idol singer Mizuki Nana is behind Rebellious Million Arthur’s game theme song. Stay tuned for the launch dates of both game and the anime! … [Read more...] about – Square Enix announces TV anime series based on mobile MMORPG
Nexon Korea released an English version of their Investor Presentation 2014 which shows a lot of statistics involving revenue, sales, future plans, upcoming games this year, shareholder values, annual losses, and more. The information may not be relevant towards gamers, but it is amusing looking at all the numbers and the list of upcoming games! Below you will find a list of upcoming games to test, most of them is scheduled for the Korean market though there are a few with international or tests such as Tree of Savior and such. Anyhow, poke around below or just watch the trailers! I'd also like to mention that I don't have a magical book with release dates of when "x" game will come out in your country. Tree of Savior is one of the games I am mainly looking forward to playing again, I wrote a nice three-part review of the game that is worth checking out, especially if you're looking forward to learning more about the game in detail. Tree of Savior much more popular towards users … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Nexon Upcoming Games to Test 2015 Previews and Reviews
Top 5 Upcoming MMORPGs We Are Excited For In 2018 5. Crowfall Crowfall is so different to World of Warcraft or other theme park MMOs in every way imaginable. For starters, there’s permanent death and dying worlds. The game centers around PVP among players, and they get to age their characters. You can even die from old age, or watch your world burn from death and destruction. The awesome part is how when that happens, you start all over again on a brand new world with a brand new character. The most exciting thing is, the combat system works and it is dynamic. Backers can already start playing it regularly too. The concept is super interesting but it has other attractive factors too. The art style is unlike the modern MMO where the graphics are crisp and highly textured. Crowfall’s is somewhere between Wildstar and Guild Wars 2. The animations are top-notch and the developers are doing a good job and keeping all backers up-to date on things. 4. Pantheon Rise of the Fallen … [Read more...] about Top 5 Upcoming MMORPGs We Are Excited For In 2018