Originally directly translated as Dungeon Keeper World, the name was changed to Dungeon Keeper Online some weeks back. The game, developed jointly by NetDragon and Electronic Arts (EA), is currently in its official Closed Beta phase which will last till 15th August. Below are some photos taken while the stage is being set up at ChinaJoy 2011.
If you have not read my previous posts (link), Dungeon Keeper Online retains the old dungeon building features, but added in a 3D RPG function as well, playing just like any other online MMOs (think World of Warcraft). Players will get to alternate between the dungeon and land modes, with this feature called “Dual Core” system. For example, players may gather materials or kill mobs for drops to be used in building and expanding their dungeon. When in the dungeon, players will be in a RTS mode. You can see this system in the trailer below.
At ChinaJoy 2011, there is even merchandise on sale for the game!And yes that is a bolster you see. No, I am not kidding. I wonder when will I get to attend any gaming conventions…
The game is set for an English release, which I posted before (link). The game is looking good, and I hope I get the chance to try it once Open Beta starts. Getting a Closed Beta key for China MMOs is a chore nowadays! Below are the previously released trailers for the game. Enjoy!