Well, there was a handful of Asian MMOs on display at E3 2011, but most of them are already translated into English versions. In this post, we take a look at 2 of the untranslated MMOs (other than XAOC) which are apparently trying to attract the attention of English publishers and one which is undergoing the translation phase.
Let us talk about the one due to hit the English market soon. Welcome to Duke of Mount Deer Online, China developer ChangYou’s heavyweight title with millions poured into development and the first title to be mostly made in the company’s new Korea studio. The game is based on famous Chinese wuxia novelist Louis Cha’s work, so be prepared for some epic storyline. However, ChangYou did a twist to the game as well, adding some new elements in order to expand the limited world. The English teaser website can be found here, while you can read about the game in my previous posts.
Next will be Taiwanese developer Wayi Entertainment’s MMORPG, Lord of Keys. The game is apparently an upgraded version of 81 Keys from the same company, but as a standalone game itself. The game’s design is strangely close to Holic Online’s. It is the game’s second appearance at E3, having been showcased last year as well. I will most probably give the game a try and post some footage soon.
Last but not least, China publisher COG showcased its latest MMO, War of Glory. The company touted the game as a “2.8D MMO”, which puzzled me to no ends. As stated in the press release, there are 4 realms, 2 races and 8 classes for users to experience and enjoy.There are two modes for realm war, one is Attack-Deffense Realm War, The war is initiated by the kings of two realms, and held on the filed of the defending realm. Personally, I will have to slaughter whichever English publisher which is going to pay and bring this game in.