Asian developer, Lakoo, has released a new free update to its iOS MMORPG, Empire Online via iTunes. Empire Online features over a thousand quests, three hundred maps, five thousand items.
One of the most enhanced gameplay elements in version 1.2 is a more fluid navigation system. Players can now see their exact position on the world map, so they can easily find their way from empire to empire. In terms of visual improvement, players can now adjust text and image colors, making the dialogue and landscape stand out to be read more easily. Finally, as an aesthetic visual finishing touch, the game now sports a new loading screen. Other updates in version 1.2 include minor bug fixes and gameplay tweaks to make a more enjoyable, user-friendly MMOG experience.
Empire Online is free with an in-game item shop.
Following three months of player feedback after Yslandia's release, Moving Player Studio and BulkyPix have announced the release of a major iOS update for the MMORPG. In addition to bug fixes and enhancement to existing features, Yslandia has expanded its content.
With the new expansion, Yslandia has expanded its world and now contains:
The new island of WAYRA with:
- Expansive additional territories to be explored and hundreds of new characters to meet
- New challenges to be faced with all-new quests and creatures to fight
- Hundreds of new items, including equipment ranging from basic to legendary
- Explore the depths of yet more mysterious dungeons and their deadly inhabitants...
New original features:
- Glory auras that represent your PvP/RvR score
- The in-game newsfeed, so you'll always know what's happening throughout the world of Yslandia!
- Thematic audio emotes available between players
- Y-Radar, so you can locate players and ongoing adventures
Check out the video showcasing the updates:
CCP Games has acknowledged difficulties experienced by some EVE Online players when using the new portrait creator. As a result, the UI for the portrait creator has been updated to give more explanation on topics including which of the four portraits will be used in game and how to get back to the creation tool to alter the appearance of one's portrait.
A chance to recustomize
We understand that many players proceeded into game under the impression that they could come back and make adjustments later; whilst other players didn't end up with the portrait they believed they had chosen.
We want to ensure everyone has the portrait of their choice. So now that we have made the UI clearer we will give all characters who have already completed character customization a chance to recustomize. This will be a one-time recustomization to be used during the grace period.
Characters who had yet to complete customization for the first time will not need this recustomization as they will see the improved UI on their first run through the customization process.
Read more here.
Asian developer, Lakoo, has released its free to play iOS MMORPG, Empire Online, to the North American and European audience via iTunes. Empire Online features over a thousand quests, three hundred maps, five thousand items and, developers boast, six million players in Asia alone.
Check out this trailer for Empire Online showing off some of its most touted features:
Empire Online is free to download and play though there is an item shop.
Neonga and Mad Otter have announced that the multi-platform MMORPG "A Mystical Land" will be ready for closed beta testing in early 2011. A Mystical Land is set to be playable on a variety of platforms including Facebook, browser, direct download and on iOS devices. The game is said to be a full featured MMO that includes traditional elements of gameplay and casual elements such as fishing, mining, blacksmithing, housing and cooking.
Players can also engage in choosing and decorating a house where they can garden and ranch. “A Mystical Land” will offer a diversified and fun gaming experience. The game exploits the Facebook Connect viral features allowing players to easily find their Facebook friends in the game and to publish achievements and news via Facebook.
"Mad Otter has strived to keep “A Mystical Land” easy to play and understand for players, while layering the deeper gameplay so that players discover it as they become familiar with the game." stated Damon Slye, CEO, Mad Otter.
Find out more and sign up for closed beta testing at the official site
CipSoft has announced that a boatload of new content has been added to the iOS MMORPG, TibiaME. Starrfish’ is the name of the new island which puts the player in the middle of a pirate setting to search for legendary treasures. In addition, the existing island of Aurea has been changed and all former premium content of TibiaME’s main island has been made accessible to all players. This conversion gives low level F2P characters more to explore.
Besides the changes to the content many new client features have been added to TibiaME. The new questlog makes it a lot easier for players to keep track of their unsolved quests. In combination with the new directional marker, which can be compared to a navigation system, quests are now highly intuitive and easy to follow.
The autumn update has been released for all client versions (Java, Series60, iOs) of TibiaME.
Find out more about TibiaME at the official site.
Digital Reality and Twisted Tribe have posted a video featuring game designers Paul Toderas and Zoltan Mészáros. In the video, devs reveal key features of the game, including peeks at previously unseen maps and zones. The video also features several short snips of game play. It's an informative four minutes that you won't want to miss.
On Thursday, the team will reveal Ennahar, the starter zone of Nadirim. Those who have received the call of the Inamas and have withstood their first trial, will arrive at Ennahar to train for their greater destiny. Adventurers gather here from all corners of the Empire, either to help the newcomers -- or to pick an easy fight with them.
Click the image below to check out the video at the official Nadirim site.
Developer Gray Area has announced its location-based MMO called Shadow Cities. A player's location determines the battlefield with familiar neighborhoods and locations becoming the center of the game world. Devs have released a trailer to show off the features.
Shadow Cities is a location based MMORPG for iPhone. We are redesigning mobile gaming from the ground up and combining local, location aware, gaming with global web gaming. You can play with your friends wherever you are. Every city on the planet will become part of the game.
You take a role of inexperienced mage and start exploring your city with new eyes. Once mundane places get a new meaning as you learn their magical properties. Your office building might just be the most important spot in the whole city. As you level up, you get to choose what kind of mage you want to be. Do you help others in their tasks or concentrate on battling with your enemies.
Look around. Your city is a game.
Learn more HERE.
Players get the opportunity to reenact the good book in The Bible Online. The game has entered the beta phase of development and devs are looking for folks to help work out the kinks in the MMORPG-RTS hybrid. In the first 'chapter' of the game, characters work their way through Genesis participating in some of the timeless stories.
The Bible Online: Chapter 1 – The Heroes is a browser game with mixed elements of RTS and MMORPG. As the leader of their tribe, players have to construct their villages, manage resources and the budget. At the same time, players must protect their tribe from the pagans and also from other tribes. The game provides an alliance system, through which players can establish alliance for their common interest to protect themselves. Playing the role of Abraham his descendants, players also lead their tribe and raise heroes through hunting and gathering experiences.
Read more at The Bible Online site.
According to news out of this year's GamesCom in Cologne, Germany, there are at least four new MMO titles coming to iTunes in the next several months. Find out more about each.