Korean Sandbox MMO Confirmed For Western Release
Apparently not busy enough maintaining Rift and the impending release of Defiance, Trion Worlds now have another feather in their gaming cap thanks to a deal with South Korea based XLGAMES. In a press release issued this morning, it was announced that Trion would be acting as publishers for the upcoming MMORPG Archeage in western territories.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Trion Worlds, a company who is setting a new standard for gaming by embracing original, high-quality IPs on a dynamic connected platform,” said Jake Song, CEO and founder of XLGAMES. “We are impressed with Trion’s track record as they have consistently delivered against an unwavering vision; we are confident partnering with Trion will help bring ArcheAge a successful game that satisfies audience both in East and West.”
The partnership also include XLGAMES using the Red Door Platform – a Trion developed and publishing & development solution currently being used by a number of online titles. Archeage is already live in South Korea having launched last Tuesday.
For those of you who have no knowledge of the XLGAMES’ MMO, Archeage is a sandbox online game where players can create their own classes by selecting from various abilities. Perhaps more impressively, players are given two continents to make their own by building structures, from small houses or shops, to colossal castles, forming nations which will fight each other in open PvP. Other features include a jury and prison system (which you can subsequently attempt to break out of), the ability to build and sail ships, and to create trade routes. It also looks very, very pretty.
We’ve got a few more screenshots and a trailer (skip to 30 seconds in for the good stuff) for you to mull over below, but you can sign up for more information by heading over to the official Archeage website.