Except for those destitute PlayStation 4 players, who will be forced to wait until August 2nd, The Division community will get their hands on The Underground update next week on June 28th. Did the PlayStation 4 run over Ubisoft’s dog or something?
In any case, the studio posted a state of the game to clear up any misunderstanding about this big update. Apparently, both The Underground DLC and Patch 1.3 are releasing simultaneously. The Underground, which must be purchased to play, includes the underground area, the Dragon’s Nest incursion, and access to exclusive gear sets. Patch 1.3, which will roll out to everyone for free, will contain weapon balancing, an additional gear set, bug fixes, and more weapons.
No matter whether you bought The Underground or not, if you’re a Division player, make sure to log on after the update to grab three free outfits that pay homage to other Ubisoft Tom Clancy games.
Back in January, Massively OP reader Crow tipped us off to the development of The Underground, a cutesy 2-D MMORPG with a decidedly old-school graphical motif and feature set. A few weeks ago, the game changed its name to The World of Akria: The Underground, and now it’s on Steam Greenlight too.
“Nothing too exciting has happened as of late, aside from us working steadily on bug fixes, server-client stability, and other miscellaneous back-end patches,” Triad Entertainment wrote on its Steam page this week. “We’ve also fixed a couple of issues with the client front-end, mostly just a few typos and filler-text. As for in-game, we’re working hard on preparing the subterranean regions, and polishing them up for the full release.”
You can vote for the game on Steam Greenlight.
A while back we reported on a small indie sandbox called The Underground that placed a premium on allowing players to craft and be just about anything. As development has progressed on the title, it’s undergone a name change to The World of Akria: Underground. Please update your contacts accordingly.
With the new name comes a new official trailer and screenshots. You know your eyeballs are curious, so why not indulge them? Hope you like flame effects!
“Do anything, craft anything, be anything.”
That’s the promise of The Underground, a 2-D MMO that harkens back to an earlier era of online game visuals and feature sets. While The Underground’s look might make you think of the SNES era, its options go well beyond a simple RPG. Players can tame dragons, deck out houses, worship a deity, engage in “nearly” full-loot PvP, and take on bounties.
The Underground is currently in development, and the team said that it’s moving forward thanks to a better game engine. So if you’re looking for a different type of MMO for your winter vacation, this might be it. You can see the game’s trailer after the break.