Right after Alchemy Stars, publisher Proxima Beta (the global publishing name for Tencent Games) is preparing its second title, the mobile + PC MMORPG known as Chimeraland. Oddly enough, the game’s lore is derived from a mythical book known as “Classic of Mountains and Seas“, otherwise known as “山海经” in China. While the book has spawned various movies in Asia, very few games based on it has made it overseas.
Chimeraland might seem like an odd name, but you would know why after looking through the trailer above. While I wouldn’t call the game a sandbox title, it is more similar to ArcheAge where a “sand park” concept is used. Players sort of have freedom on the seamless open world, becoming whatever race they want, build houses at random locations, build vehicles which are totally out of time etc. It is really like a “chimera” of a game!
To be honest, I am still scratching my head as to why Tencent decided to localize this odd ball of a game for the western market. Wouldn’t it be better to bring over Moonlight Blade Mobile instead? Nevertheless, I presume that their research team has done their work and are confident that Chimeraland will work in the overseas market. Closed Beta begins from July 20 to August 4 (GMT -4) for Canada and the Philippines only! Signup here!