Master X Master, the first MOBA title from gaming giant NCsoft, will enter Closed Beta 2 in South Korea from 1 May to 10 May. Featuring several new characters and several from previous NCsoft games, the main feature is the ability to choose two heroes and switch between them at any time. The China server under Tencent will start its testing next month with this latest version.
Among the new heroes introduced in Closed Beta 2 include Death Knight from Lineage and yes, even Mondo Zax from WildStar, NCsoft’s shaky online game for the Western audience. Does this mean Master X Master will be arriving in English? There are a total of 24 heroes for Closed Beta 2, with familiar faces such as Jin Seoyeon from Blade & Soul, and Kromede from Aion.
The unique heroes NCsoft created are interesting as well. There is Lorraine, who attacks using her camera’s flashes; V-Merang, who is able to attack using her head boomerang in a circular direction; Bbumaro, a blob who is able to multiply himself into 3; and also Arami, a little girl in a heroine costume. And yes, Mondo Zax from WildStar, who summons robots with different abilities.
This test will open up 4 PVP modes and 5 PVE maps, each with 4 different areas for players to explore. The PVE maps are basically instanced dungeons parties can enter. For the PVP modes, the casual sports mode seems really intriguing with various different objectives. NCsoft is definitely trying to lure players with all these content, which Dota 2 and League of Legends currently are missing.