Well, the name of the game is directly translated as Pan Long, which means “something” Dragon which there is no exact translation for, hence I shall stick to the direct verbal pronunciation. Originally introduced at ChinaJoy 2011, I decided to keep this game for awhile before posting about it.
Developed by Aurora, a studio under China MMO bigwig Shanda Games (also owner of Korean studio Eyedentity Games, developer of Dragon Nest), it is apparently the first non-target 3D action MMO with an open world to be announced from China. It is a world first as well if it is a Free to Play? Think TERA Online going Free to Play with lesser graphics requirements and with a more medieval vibe (according to artwork and trailer).
Pan Long Online is based one a popular novel with the same name in China (below), and the game currently boasts a 360 degrees character view (duh) and an astonishing 18 million (18,000,000) square meters of open game area. Sandbox MMO? Well I am not really sure. Once again, the game does not use any tab-select target system, just pure action.
According to details revealed so far, there will be 3 unique and distinctive races, a pet system, a character growth system with much freedom and a total of 7 elements core to the game: Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Thunder, Light and Dark. Not much information is available yet except that the core gameplay will be adapted from the novel itself. Excited yet? The game is currently still in development, hence there is not much news yet.