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Order & Chaos 2: Redemption announced for mobile

“We thought we were saving the world, but we were all deceived.”

Mobile World of Warcraft clone Order & Chaos Online is getting a sequel that will be set following a world-shattering event at the end of the first MMO. Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is set 600 years later with a new landscape and epic struggle.

There’s no word as to a beta or launch date, but the official site is taking pre-registration sign-ups for Order & Chaos 2. If you do, you’ll be able to secure a few goodies for your account including an XP potion and a gem of luck. Gameloft said that it will continue to operate and add to Order & Chaos Online even after the sequel releases.

You can check out the teaser trailer for the game after the break.

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Hi-Rez is making Paladins, a team FPS with deckbuilding

Hi-Rez has been hinting at its new project in recent weeks, and while we were expecting to get an eye full of it at Gamescom, the firm has gone ahead and spilled the beans to IGN. Paladins is an objective-based team FPS for PC and current-gen consoles that is scheduled to launch sometime in 2016.

It’s set in a whimsical sci-fantasy world and features king-of-the-hill capture objectives, champions that are augmented by a deckbuilding card system, and large, wide open maps.

Source: IGN; thanks Sorenthaz!

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CCP announces Gunjack, a VR title for mobile

Move over, EVE Valkyrie. Gunjack is CCP’s newest virtual reality pet project. Gunjack is in development for the Samsung Gear VR platform, and yes, that makes it a mobile game.

Players take on the role of a gun turret operator on a mining vessel in the Outer Ring region of EVE Online’s New Eden sci-fi universe. “As part of the ship’s defense team, it is up to the player to protect the rig from pirates, opportunists and anyone else looking to take what rightfully belongs to the company,” CCP says via press release.

Gunjack is a first-person arcade shooter built on the Unreal Engine 4.

Source: CCP press release; Facebook

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Chronicles of Elyria features aging, death, and destructible environments

Chronicles of Elyria is a thing, and a thing that features character aging, character death, and a fully destructible environment, at that.

The game’s website says that the fantasy title is “fearless in its design,” and while said website probably isn’t the most objective judge, we must admit that making a game for 2015’s MMO audience with “a closed economy, finite resources, and non-repeatable quests” takes stones.

Chronicles of Elyria’s FAQ says that to an adventuring character, the game is “mostly an AARPG,” while building a town leans toward sim-like gameplay and running a duchy dips into RTS gameplay. Oh, and the whole thing is skill-based, so there’s that.

Source: Official site; thanks Zenaphex!

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MMO Week in Review: Summer MMO launches (July 19, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

July has been a huge month for new launches as well as updates to existing MMOs. Surmounting technical issues, Skyforge soft-launched this week for all players complete with new collector editions after an early access period for founders. (Just don’t forget to turn off the bandwith leeching, eh?) And Trion’s Trove, which launched just 10 days ago, has apparently become so popular that the studio has pretty much done nothing but add a steady stream of servers and try to compensate players when the existing ones go boom. Really, there are worse problems to have.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Crossout is some sort of post-apoc vehicular MMO from Gaijin

Have you heard of Crossout? Me neither. Well, actually of course I’ve heard of it now, but I hadn’t heard of it prior to writing this news post. Apparently it’s some sort of “post-apocalyptic MMO action game” that involves vehicles ranging from buggies to off-road vehicles to “combat platforms on antigrav fields.”

There’s an advanced damage model, too, which isn’t that surprising given that Gaijin — the dev team behind War Thunder — is also behind Crossout. Crafting seems important, too, as Gaijin’s website says that get your own workshop from which you’ll create parts and auction them off to other players.

Source: Official site; thanks Dengar!

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Be an Antman in The Hammers End

Antmen are hot properties this July, or so we heard. Alas, there are not many places that you can explore what life would be like as an ant adventurer — unless, of course, you decided to pick up The Hammers End.

Antman is one of six quirky races that exist in this indie title, along with other luminaries such as Fishman and Brownie. This is “the best hangout since the dawn of MMORPGs,” boast the developers, promising a return to the feel of old-school games. It’s a decidedly low-fidelity MMO that has potential charm as you take on the role of a small adventurer in the larger world of nature.

The Hammers End is subscription-only, requiring a $15/month access fee after a free trial. It offers a full PvE and PvP world with non-instanced dungeons, and all the Papyrus font you could ask for. Check out the following overview video to get a quick feel for The Hammers End’s style and features!

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MMO Week in Review: Playing devils, punching dinos (July 5, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

Trion confirmed this week that it is indeed porting Korean MMOARPG Devilian Online to the west as Devilian. In a welcome letter posted to the community, the head devs asserted that the game deserves the MMO label, talking up the game’s open world and large-scale PvP.

Want to game with members of the Massively Overpowered community? MOP’s own Jef is hosting an ARK: Survival Evolved server. Come punch dinos with us!

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Emotica Online harnesses the awesome power of emoji

We remember back when emoticons were the only symbols needed to convey basic human emotions and tones in text chat. Of course, now emoticons are practically dinosaurs and emoji icons are the annoying wave of the future.

And if you can’t get enough emoji, now there’s a game for you: Emotica Online. Yes, it’s real, and yes, it’s all about adventuring as, discovering, and placing emoji. Players explore a near-endless world that’s continually being modified with the emoji of others. Emoji can be placed and assigned a type and interactive instructions.

Emotica Online is so great, in fact, that it doesn’t fear repurposing the America Online logo. It’s available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, as well as in certain branches of hell.

Source: The Verge

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The Stream Team: Living the LEGO Minifigures Online life

Does MassivelyOP’s MJ need a reason to play with LEGOs? Absolutely not! But LEGO Minifigures Online officially transitioned to buy-to-play today (complete with a new launch trailer!), and that’s all the more reason to jump in and have some more construction and destruction adventures. What dangers will she face today? It doesn’t matter: Everything is awesome! Tune in live at 11:00 a.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: LEGO Minifigures Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 11:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Did Hi-Rez just tease Global Agenda 2?

Could this be the first glimpse of Global Agenda 2?

During a recent charity livestream, Hi-Rez Studios dropped a minute-long teaser of its team playing an unannounced title. Brief glimpses of the game were shown, which looks to be a multiplayer first-person shooter with high-tech guns and bows.

The team concluded the teaser by saying that a separate group has been working on this game for a year now and that it won’t impact SMITE’s development or promotion.
SMITE is still growing very fast,” said Hi-Rez.

You can watch the teaser after the break — let us know what you think it is!

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Trion’s new mystery game looks like Devilian Online

Trion Worlds decided to engage in a bit of image-based teasing yesterday, leaving players with nothing more than an image an a tagline. Some eagle-eyed fans have noted that the teaser image does seem to have a counterpart, though: The Ominous Devil Guy from the teaser image is nearly identical to one of the story silhouettes for Korean-born game Devilian Online.

Could Trion be bringing the game over to these shores? It’s an action RPG by Ginno Games akin to the Diablo franchise, which would represent something that isn’t currently in Trion’s western stable. Or it could be something else entirely, like a stunning coincidence (there are only so many ways to sketch an ominous demonic dude in silhouette, after all). Check out the suspected game’s official site and draw your own conclusions.

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