Developed together with Russian counterpart, Mental Games, Black Gold Online is Suzhou Snail Game’s upcoming steampunk MMORPG. Currently hiding slightly behind the spotlight and glamor of Age of Wushu, the game was actually at E3 2012, apparently getting next to zero coverage.
1 of Snail Game’s top China executive reportedly quit recently due to majority of the funds being channeled to Age of Wushu, leaving Black Gold Online in a precarious position.
But whatever the case is, Snail Game released new information earlier today, detailing the 6 races found in the game.
Brutes (barbarians given the ability to transform into various animals via Black Gold), Kosh (cat-like race) and the Humans form the Erlandir Alliance, while the Dwarves, Vampires and Steam Humans form the opposing Isenhert Alliance (name to be confirmed).
As mentioned in my previous posts, the alliances are battling for the material Black Gold, which holds much mysterious powers. A small teaser here, the game reportedly will have 8 base classes, with 24 advancement classes to follow.
1 of the core content will be world events, where each alliance’s players will have to work together to unlock content and other stuff. More news to follow~!