You probably missed my previous post about this upcoming new action online game from Korea, but fret not, for I am here to refresh your memories! The maiden project of developer Aquarius Entertainment, ARA Online is a 3D action side-scroller which the media has touted as the 3D version of Nexon’s Dungeon Fighter (DnF) Online. In this interview by the foreign media, the developers share their thoughts on developing the game and why it is not just DnF in 3D mode.
A: Aquarius Entertainment is a company which focuses on its games’ development through advanced technical knowledge. With years of experience and skills on hand,we are confident to bring content wanted by the players and to make them happy when playing our games.
A: It should be finding the right developers for the game. A game needs to have its own unique selling points, and ARA Online should not just “copy” what DNF already has. If that happens, players will not bother about the game. We will be focusing on content for combat experience and action displays in ARA Online.
A: DNF has been around for quite some time, it will be too early to compare anything now. Players will have to try the games out for themselves before any judgement can be made, and we are confident about the combat content ARA Online has to offer.
A: We will present this through 4 elements: animation effects, sound effects, screenplay effects and interaction between objects when attacking. Screenplay effects are currently handed by another company we hired, but our own staff will be consolidating all effects at the end. The overall experience will be very grand.
A: The game is still in development, but there is enough content for a Closed Beta phase currently. We are actually working more on Open Beta content right now. We will be planning the release schedule soon, as well as finding the appropriate partners to publish the game.
A: We are currently in talks over the European server, but it will take some time before details are finalized. We are also looking for a publisher in the South East Asia (SEA) region.