Hmn… I am surprised that there were so many videos and trailers for me to dig out for this year’s E3 in terms of online gaming content. The only downside is that despite having many Asian companies at the show, I could only source out one which gave in effort to produce a trailer for the event. The MMO section is pretty much “taken over” by Star Wars: The Old Republic, but here are some “major” videos which made it to E3 2011 as well. Even more videos and trailers at my YouTube channel!
If you haven’t heard of RIFT, you must have been living under a rock. A huge rock. Once touted as the new World of Warcraft killer, developer Trion Worlds have released a trailer regarding new content for the upcoming 1.3 update titled Waves of Madness. Players will now have access to a new raid, Hammerknell. More information can be found @ http://www.riftgame.com/.
Sony Online Entertainment released 2 trailers for DC Universe Online, one displaying the Fortress of Solitude raid while the other showcasing the upcoming content update, Ra’s al Ghul’s Revenge. Both trailers are from GameTrailers. The game’s official website is @ http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/.
Yet another update trailer, the jolly folks from The Lord of the Rings Online will now be trekking to the land of Isengard for picnic. If you haven’t read, LOTR is Free to Play now, but full content will only be accessible to players who spend some bread on the game. You can try the game’s basic content for free @ http://www.lotro.com/.
Remember EA Mythic’s Warhammer: Age of Reckoning? Also touted as a World of Warcraft killer in the game’s early days, the game has since taken a huge hit in terms of player numbers. Fret not, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online is here! Developed by Vigil Games, the world of Warhammer 40,000 is vastly different from that of Warhammer. Steampunk, I would personally say, is the main theme here. A teaser trailer was revealed “secretly” for E3 2011 which you can see below. The game’s official website is @ http://www.darkmillenniumonline.com/.
End of Nations is a real time strategy (RTS) set in an online world. It is developed by Petroglyph Games which worked with Trion Worlds on the title. More information over @ http://www.endofnations.com/.
Finally, World of Tanks by Wargaming.net. One of the most popular online game in Europe now, World of Tanks recently got into the China market and received largely positive feedback as well. Seen from the trailer, there are 3 types of tanks players can choose from, each with their own pros and cons. The game is Free to Play and you can download it @ http://www.worldoftanks.com/.