Perfect World Beijing has just teased their latest MMORPG, Battle of the Immortals 2. It is important o take note that this might be just a huge expansion for the English server. Why would I say so? For example, Jade Dynasty was re-branded to Jade Dynasty 2 after a huge update hit the Chinese server, but it was just an expansion (Ascension) in the English server. While the same cannot be confirmed for Battle of the Immortals 2, this is just my humble opinion.
With Runic Games onboard as part of the development team, it is no wonder Battle of the Immortals 2 is described by some foreign media as an online MMORPG version of Diablo (even the new logo looks like Diablo’s). If you did not know, Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer, part of Runic Games, used to work on Blizzard’s original Diablo.
Battle of the Immortals 2 will feature a new and revamped 3D graphics engine, Cube Engine 2. Do note that Battle of the Immortals was initially developed by a studio which Perfect World bought, hence it does not utilize the company’s signature Angelic Engine.
There will also be 3 new classes, including the rise of Atlantis to the surface and new floating continents. What is causing all these phenomenons? There will be many more new features like a chronicle system and improvements to current ones, like new PvP rules and new Soul Gears. Players will also be able to create and run their very own kingdoms (upgraded from Guild) and engage in siege battles using various siege machines. More will be revealed in around 20 days.