After looking for Steam greenlight approval earlier this year, Dark Eden has clinched it and arrived to dwell on the digital platform as one of Valve’s latest free-to-play MMORPG offerings.
Dark Eden is a very long-running MMO that dates back to 1997 and a look that puts it in good company with the original Diablo. Other than its longevity, Dark Eden’s claim to fame is its use of a rather bloody horror environment set in the modern era. Vampires and motorcycles? They exist side-by-side here.
Softon Entertainment is proud to bring the title to a new home: “We have released Steam service and events for Dark Eden users whom has been loved our game for the past years, and hope this service and events could provide better convenience and joy for them.”
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While it might seem that Steam exists to promote and sell the newest games on the market, on occasion old classics pop up looking to get in on the action.
This week’s “oh my goodness, I remember that!” entry is for Dark Eden, an extremely long-running MMO that had its start back in 1997. Dark Eden is a vampire-themed isometric Diablo clone that’s been operating in one form or another for the better part of two decades. Now it’s looking to get greenlit on Steam, so if you feel strongly that it should be represented on that platform, get over there and vote.
You don’t have to wait for Steam to add Dark Eden to play it, of course; the game is currently available through Kocca’s Game & Game portal. Last year we heard word that a sequel, Dark Eden 2, is in the works as well.
While you may not have heard of DarkEden, it’s actually one of the older continuously running graphical MMORPGs on the market, having started back in 1997. While it’s still running in Korea today, the hack-and-slash horror title’s North American and Japanese versions have long since gone dark.
Maybe it’s time for a fresh start? DarkEden 2 is currently under development by SOFTON Entertainment as an isometric action game, promising a return to the blood-drenched environments of its predecessor. There are four gender-locked characters in the closed beta right now, including a vampire, and apparently player killing is allowed and encouraged.
Steparu shares hands-on impressions from the Korean beta, and we’ve got the trailer for you after the jump!