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Chinese studio known best in the west for Age of Wushu.

The MOP Up: SamuTale’s massive new world (July 23, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from AstroneerHearthstoneOverwatchClosers OnlineDragon’s Dogma OnlineMu LegendRagnarok OnlineSoulworker OnlineOrbusVRSkyforgeAge of WushuSamuTale, and Crossout, all waiting for you after the break!

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Dark and Light has officially launched into early access

Following multiple development delays, weird PR moves, gorgeous screenshot dumps, and a month of closed beta, decade-old MMORPG sandbox Dark and Light has finally resurrected into its early access soft launch form here in the west today. Thanks to the current discount, it’ll run you just under $25.

Snail Games is clear that this is a true early access title. “We already know that we’re going to run into a lot of bugs, crashes, localization issues, and more,” says the company. “Did you die from punching a blade of grass? Did your tamed creatures stage a massive revolt out of nowhere? Did an NPC tell you ‘I AM ERROR?’ Is the Bestiary straight-up lying to you about how many creatures are in the game? We want to know about it.”

As usual, we’ve rounded up our coverage to date so you can look back at the twisting road this game’s taken to be born again!

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Dark and Light launches on Steam early access tomorrow

Dark and Light’s promised “wyvern-sized” announcement has come to pass, and it’s a doozy for fans who have been anticipating this sandbox reboot. Snail Games is launching the game tomorrow, July 20th, on Steam early access.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally almost at the starting line,” the studio said. “Get ready to tame a horde of wild beasts, craft dozens of powerful magical spells, build an impenetrable fortress, and compete for domination of the planet Archos!”

Get pumped for the release with the early access trailer below!

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Dark and Light teases major announcement for ‘later this week’

“We have a major announcement coming later this week — be sure to keep an eye out, you’re not going to want to miss it!”

How do you feel about teasing announcements? Because Snail Games is throwing down a “wyvern-sized” one for some big Dark and Light reveal later this week. Will we be getting dragon mounts? Play as dragons? Download a dragon screensaver? Something to do with dragons? Or hey, maybe just a launch date after all the delays?

Well, your guess is as good as ours, really. The project has been pretty quiet this summer, so it will be good to hear developments and receive information, especially if it’s still looking at coming out some time this year.

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Check out Black Desert’s Chinese debut trailer

You might be surprised to know that Black Desert hasn’t actually launched in China yet, given its status in South Korea and its popularity here in the west, but it’s true — just not for much longer. As we reported earlier this month, Pearl Abyss tapped Snail Games for the rollout in China, and the studios are gearing up now with a new trailer ahead of ChinaJoy 2017, where the game will debut a Chinese demo, though one without China-specific specialty content.

There’s a lot riding on the Chinese launch; Pearl Abyss is preparing an IPO push this fall with the Chinese launch and mobile and console ports waiting in the wings. Here in the west, we’re currently anticipating the Mystic class and Kamasylvia.

Check out the Chinese trailer via MMO Culture down below.

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Black Desert has no plans for localized China-only content

Chinese players will be able to enjoy a localized version of Black Desert courtesy of Snail Games, but according a recent interview with developers Pearl Abyss the game will not have any specific content just for Chinese players. Adjustments may be made to costumes to deal with governmental censorship policies, and there’s the possibility of more costumes down the line, but nothing is yet being planned.

The Snail Games partnership apparently came down to a similar development history and philosophy, with Black Desert having already been highly anticipated in China. Players who are currently playing on overseas servers or private servers will be courted to join the official servers once they launch, to boot. For fans currently playing on the western version of the game with more interest in developing the existing game, there are also plans to bring stage two Awakenings to the classes while adding more classes to the existing lineup, so players can look forward to that in the future.

Source: MMO Culture

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E3 2017: Dark and Light touts graphics tech in new trailer

Snail Games has released a fresh Dark and Light trailer at this week’s E3, demonstrating the company’s NVIDIA Ansel tech. “With NVIDIA Ansel, players can take staggering 360° screenshots, as well as studio-quality 2D screenshots, as they make their way through Dark and Light’s world,” Snail says. “The technology works with supported GeForce GTX graphics cards, and will be available to use in Dark and Light upon its Steam Early Access release.”

While the company has not confirmed the unlikely rumors that Dark and Light is launching alongside the Steam summer sale later this month, it did open closed beta sign-ups last week. We do know the game, the graphics-intensive revival of an abandoned mid-aughts sandbox, is slotted for early access at some point this year.

The E3 trailer is down below!

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Dark and Light opens beta signups, posts new trailer

Snail Games hasn’t officially confirmed rumors from earlier this week that its revivified MMORPG sandbox Dark and Light is launching alongside the Steam summer sale later this month, but today’s closed beta sign-ups are at least a step in the right direction.

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Rumor: Dark and Light is launching this summer on Steam

Chinese website 17173.com reported yesterday that Snail Games’ revived MMORPG Dark and Light will launch as part of the Steam summer sale (rumored for June 22nd-July 5th), a claim that seems to be backed up by a new trailer for the game floating around YouTube.

It was originally intended to launch in the fall of last year, as we’ve previously chronicled. Earlier this spring, the game’s Chinese branch apologized to players for “again” making the decision to extend development, thereby delaying beta (and presumably our early access) until (at least?) summer, though most recently Snail pegged early access for “later this year.”

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The MOP Up: Revelation Online’s monthly challenges (June 4, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week we have stories and videos from Black DeathHellionAstellia OnlineOverwatchDayZPirate101Armored WarfareAionElder Scrolls OnlinePath of ExileDungeon Fighter OnlineWurm OnlineRevelation OnlineOsiris: New DawnDark Age of CamelotAge of Wushu 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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PWE posts summer event schedule for Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Champions Online

“Sun’s out, guns out,” a PWE press blast quipped today — all because the MMO studio is kicking off a ton of summer events across its range of games, including some of the more relatively obscure ones.

In Neverwinter, for example, the titular city will be festooned in glitter for the 4th anniversary Protector’s Jubilee. Jubilee unicorns were mentioned. That’s June 20-27, while July will see the summer festival with feasts, contests, and snail mounts.

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One Shots: MMOs are serious business

As we all well know, MMORPGs are a Serious Business indeed. We must treat them reverently and with our utmost due diligence as we perform tasks vital to saving the world. No frivolity and mirth-making is allowed within these virtual worlds; we toil, we strive, we forge the future in sharp lines of progress.

Oh what am I kidding: We’re totally goofballs. If you can’t cut loose in an MMO and have fun with your friends, what’s the point? I feel that Kenji Takeda has it right with this week’s headlining picture from Final Fantasy XIV, as you can sense the high spirits and laughter that were driving this moment.

Next week, we’ll get totally serious again. Probably. Maybe. Possibly. Well, there’s an outside chance, you never know.

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Dark and Light previews dwarves, launches early access ‘later this year’

Does it seem as if Dark and Light is just creeping along with a tiny trickle of updates? We’ve got another one this week in the form of new screenshots posted to social media demonstrating the old game and the new.

“Behind-the-scenes, our devs are busy polishing DnL for its EA launch,” Snail Games says. It’s been in the process of rebooting the decade-old MMORPG since last year. It was originally intended to launch in the fall of last year, as we’ve previously chronicled. Earlier this spring, the game’s Chinese branch apologized to players for “again” making the decision to extend development, thereby delaying beta (and presumably our early access) until (at least?) summer, though Snail is saying “later this year“:

“Check out some of the work our devs have been putting into fleshing out the world of Dark and Light! Improved models, textures, lighting, and general world design are just a few of the things being polished up for the Early Access launch later this year.”

The new images are tucked down below.

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