First teased in 2020 and then confirmed earlier this year in March, Nexon officially revealed more details for Project HP yesterday. This PC title is led by the former game director of Mabinogi Heroes and Durango, otherwise known as Vindictus in the West. Alpha testing in South Korea will begin on 5th August till 8th August 2021.
The main feature of Project HP revolves around large-scale PVP battles with a medieval dark ages setting, featuring a clash of steel and magic. According to Nexon, players have the ability to transform into “heroes” after accumulating achievements, but declined to reveal more details on this system. However, they confirmed that Project HP is a “true” PVP action game.
While definitely still early, Nexon did express reservations for a future esports scene and touting it as a “AAA” PC title. The Alpha test for Project HP will open up 2 modes, 12 vs 12 and 16 vs 16. Nexon also admitted this PVP genre is rather new for South Korea gamers, and the team will listen to opinions of the players.