Posted September 8, 2011
First closed beta to run from September 15 – 19.
It’s been a long time coming, but Vindictus, or rather, the “Xtreme” edition of Vindictus, has finally hit European shores. Gamers in Europe will get their first taste of the action MMO on September 15, when the game launches its first closed beta test in the region.
Posted September 7, 2011
Two-week long pre-closed beta test starts today.
Back in June, I reported about R2 Online’s closed beta and later handed out what I thought were beta keys for the game. But it turns out that wasn’t the closed beta test, it was just what WEBZEN calls a “user test”, and the actual closed beta is still TBA. Though, if you want to give R2 Online a try, you can do so at the not-so-closed pre-closed beta test starting today.
Posted September 6, 2011
Open beta for arcade-style dungeon crawler kicks off next week.
Rusty Hearts’ open beta will start on September 13, Perfect World Entertainment has announced. In preparation for the open beta, the closed beta test will end on September 8 at 2 PM PST.
Posted September 5, 2011
Classic RPG’s 25th anniversary celebrated with the unveiling of Dragon Quest X Online.
Dragon Quest’s 10th installment will be an online RPG, Square Enix announced at a press conference yesterday. Dubbed “Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online” (or Dragon Quest X: Wake of the Five Tribes Online, depending on how you translate), the game is being developed for the Wii and Wii U and will be available next year.
Posted September 3, 2011
Post-apocalyptic shooter MMO goes free-to-play this October.
Fallen Earth’s F2P transition is happening on October 12, GamersFirst has announced. The F2P update will be implemented during a scheduled maintenance on the morning of October 12, and you’ll be able to scavenge the wasteland for free thereafter.
Posted September 2, 2011
Beta registration for martial arts MMO now open.
gPotato EU has opened the closed beta registration for its latest free MMORPG Age of Wulin. Although the closed beta test doesn’t start until next year, those who register before October 1st will stand a chance to win one of five exclusive Age of Wulin gift packs.
Posted September 1, 2011
Star Trek Online F2P confirmed; Torchlight and Neverwinter MMO release window revealed.
It’s no secret that Star Trek Online could go free-to-play, but an earnings call transcript discovered by one of Massively‘s readers confirmed the move. Speaking to Analysts, Perfect World Entertainment CFO Kelvin Lau revealed that Cryptic is in fact working on Star Trek Online’s free-to-play transition.
Posted August 31, 2011
Classic free MMORPG gets iOS makeover.
Classic F2P MMORPG Conquer Online is making its way to the iPad, publisher NetDragon has announced. NetDragon bills the port as being completely free-to-play, stating that the game will have no subscription fees and no cash shop.
Posted August 30, 2011
Monday night will never be the same again.
Uber Entertainment’s XBLA hit Monday Night Combat is getting a free-to-play sequel dubbed “Super Monday Night Combat”, the developer announced at PAX Prime earlier last week. Released last year on XBLA and later on Steam, Monday Night Combat is a TPS with elements of MOBA. The sequel will continue to build on Monday Night Combat’s foundation but will feature more strategic gameplay and a new business model.