Back in 2009, NCsoft revealed Metal Black: Alternative at the annual G-Star event. Subsequently, news of the game stopped as NCsoft moved on to “higher priority” products. At yesterday’s financial call, the developer announced that the game will enter Closed Beta in South Korea later this year.
An action MMO with a top-down isometric view, the game is pretty much a “high tech Diablo with guns”. Using the environment during battles is crucial, such as hiding behind objects from incoming fire. According to foreign articles, the game has a strong similarity to MOBA titles.
Other than PvE maps, there will be a variety of PvP ones as well, including a MOBA map. At the financial release conference, a NCsoft representative apparently mentioned that it is time to launch Metal Black: Alternative as players are now accustomed to “such games”. citing League of Legend as an example.