You might remember InselGames as the studio that tried to bring back L.A.W. as Trinium Wars, which didn't go well in the west and in fact sunsets this week. But now the company is touting a new MMORPG, Guardians of Ember, due out at the end of September for NA and EU fans - or at east those willing to shell out $19.99 to $49.99 for Steam early access.
InselGames is calling it a "unique combination of Hack’n’Slash and traditional MMORPG" with a dual class system, four races, randomized dungeons with difficulty settings, crafting and enchanting, housing, endgame missions, and several PvP gameplay types. It actually has an Indiegogo campaign running now to crowdfund the German localization:
"Guardians of Ember is a hack'n'slash game like grandmother's apple pie: You are missing it and you love it when it's on your plate! As a small publisher we initally decided to launch the new game from the developers of Runes of Magic and Dragon's Prophet in English only. But with your help we can start with the German localization right away."
Get your playtime in now, folks: Trinium Wars will sunset at the end of the the month.
A spokesperson for InselGames confirmed to us that the game's final day will be August 31st. It has already been removed from Steam.
Trinium was a remake of Jang Wook Lee's Living After War (L.A.W.), a post-apoc MMO that betaed back in 2012 and also sunsetted. The remake launched on Steam this past March as a buy-to-play title, then went free-to-play in May.
Our condolences go out to the team and all players affected.
Post-apoc sci-fi MMORPG Trinium Wars leaves behind early access and formally launches into the wilds of Steam today. The base game went free-to-play back in May; the deluxe and collector's editions are marked down 40% for the launch. "The commercial launch also marks the official opening of the Resource War mode which will pit players with level 30 in a continuous fight for the precious resource!" say Hanmarusoft and InselGames.
In celebration of the launch, the studios have granted MOP 2000 starter pack keys to help our readers jump right in. The keys contain the full game as well as 1000 cash currency and a bunch of items and bonuses:
200 Beginner Powerpacks, 50 HP 2400 Recovery Ampules, a +HP Ring of Queen Rose, a four-slot inventory upgrade, a five-slot warehouse upgrade, and seven days of 25% Experience Bonus, 1x Auto Looting Service, 1x Item Drop Rate Bonus.
Click the Mo button below (and prove you're not a robot) to take home one of these keys!
The testing pattern for Crowfall is going to be just a little bit different moving forward, with an emphasis on having fewer phases over longer periods of time rather than its current rapid-fire testing events. The game did find the time to show off the making of a Druid spell and the Druid in action this week as well, though, so perhaps the net effect won't be too noteworthy to the average fan.
Also, Overwatch did launch this week, if you missed it. For those of you not busy shooting people in Overwatch, there is other beta news this week.
Plus, we've got that whole list below. You know, the list. Something on there that ought to be changed? Let us know down in the comments.
Trinium Wars has officially gone free-to-play today "due to many requests," says InselGames CEO Patrick Streppel.
"We have thought long and hard about this major change and while we always kept the business model open in our Early Access FAQ, we were not sure of this until recently. While we had hoped that TW could be sustainable both financially and population-wise in a Buy-to-Play model, it turned out that just to many of you have waited to buy the title (even with the recent discount) or outright neglected it until it is Free-to-Play. In reviews, forum posts and our recent survey we were asked to switch to a free version and we have listened. From now on the basic game will be available for free while we are still selling the Deluxe and Collector's Editions that contain valuable items and in-game currency."
The post-apoc sci-fi MMO (based in part on sunsetted MMO L.A.W.) launched on Steam's early access platform in March of this year, touting its 1000-player PvP mode. It was originally a pretty cheap B2P; the last sale saw the price fall to just a few bucks. The Deluxe and Collector's editions of the game still run $14.99 and $34.99, respectively.
What SPF sunblock works best in irradiated lands? The early access sci-fi MMO Trinium Wars just opened up a harsh, barren land of scorching heat and radiation filled with dangerous monsters for players to level from 30 to 40 in. Called Puton, this area has new quests to complete and new items to acquire. These quests spin a tale of sabotage and treachery as well as involve giant apemen. If this all sounds like something worth checking out, the game is on sale on Steam for 50% off all week; players can pick it up for just $4.99 and dive into the war.
Source: Trinium Wars press release
Happy April Fools' Day, and remember not to believe anything you read on the internet today! We're stepping outside of our own BuzzFeed-headline prank for a moment to deliver a quick look at some of the events and gags playing out today across the MMORPG genre.
Shown in the header: a cel-shaded graphical overhaul to Paragon Chat, one of the last remaining ways to get your City of Heroes fix.
Super Adventure Box has really, truly returned to Guild Wars 2. The fake patch notes that arrived today, however, are not to be trusted! "Fixed an exploit that allowed chronomancers to go back in time and kill their opponents in PvP before the match began. Fully customizable UI has been added, with scripting support for Ada, COBOL, and Fortran." Hah! (Thanks, Xephyr!)
Blizzard unveiled a Hearthstone MMO, a new mount-based transportation company called Flyt, and Azeroth TV, plus there's the usual run of fake World of Warcraft: Legion alpha patch notes and the newly unveiled Frostdoge Clan.
Trinium Wars, confirmed by the devs as being a modernized and further developed version of L.A.W, debuted on Steam last week in early access. How would you like to check it out for free?
InselGames and Hanmaru Soft have granted Massively OP another 500 keys that will unlock the game, 5000 cash currency, and a gas mask for the character. Please note that if you claimed a key in this giveaway last week, you won't be able to take a new one. Click the Mo button below (and prove you're not a robot) to take home one of these keys!
Another game has joined the ranks of Steam's Early Access: Trinium Wars. If you wanted to get a peek inside this post-apocolyptic game but didn't win one of the giveaway keys we doled out last week, you've got the opportunity now as MassivelyOP's MJ is delving in for the very first time. She also has a couple of keys to give away! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as OPTV's infamous Stream Team brings you a first look at...
What: Trinium Wars
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 7th, 2016
The Camelot Unchained team is in the midst of a hard crunch period to get the game ready for full beta testing. The good news is that the team is getting some reinforcements as another stretch goal has been achieved, meaning that the developers will be at least marginally less likely to lose their collective minds. The team also took some time to discuss balance in a game focused around PvP.
Meanwhile, we bid farewell to Black Desert, as the game finally leaves our testing list in concert with its full post-headstart launch. But there are other games in testing and moving through the test phases, which this feature will begin discussing in no specific order as always:
- Asta has entered its open testing period, which means that we can finally see if the game will have more success here than it did in its native country. Let's hope so, in fact, because the alternative ending to this story is really depressing.
- Figureheads has begun its open beta in Japan, although the beta is not IP-locked for those who can speak Japanese or are willing to muddle through Japanese characters in the hopes of getting customizable robot shooting to happen. If your last effort to do that resulted in you purchasing fourteen pounds of raw squid, you might want to just wait and hope for a local release.
- Trinium Wars has entered its early access period on Steam, so you can jump in and play that. Assuming you buy in first, because of course you do.
- Smite is in testing on the PlayStation 4, which should provide your dose of deity violence if you're waiting for a new installment of God of War to hit the console.
- Paragon is not yet in any sort of early access, just in testing. It is going to be available to buy in via founder's packs on March 18th, just the same.
Oh, yes, there's a full list of stuff down below, as always. Some of it's stuff that we've listed here, some of it's new stuff. Did some of that stuff shift testing states without us noticing? It's possible! Let us know if that's happened in the comments.
It's 200 years after World War III (the time just flies by, doesn't it?) and two factions are engaged in a ruthless struggle on a new Earth for a rare resource. This is the setting of Trinium Wars, a sci-fi MMO that released today on Steam early access.
Hanmarusoft says that most of the key features are already in place, although there's work to be done. As it's buy-to-play, players will need to front a purchase (the cheapest edition is currently a little over $10 on sale), the proceeds of which will go to fund further development. The devs said that more content is on the way, including a MOBA-style PvP arena, more maps, and the RvR resource war.
We've got the Trinium Wars launch trailer and gallery for you after the jump!
Trinium Wars is preparing to kick off its early access program next week on March 2nd. When prospective players take their first steps into the game, they'll have a choice between three classes to help them survive in this post-apocalyptic landscape.
So what are these roles? First up is the melee Warrior, who uses both a two-handed giant sword and (naturally) a machine gun while wearing heavy armor. Interestingly, the Warrior can toss out buffs and heals to allies. Then there's the Ghost, who uses claws and (naturally) a machine gun with the added benefit of being able to go invisible and lay down traps. Then there's the Esper, who is totally denied a machine gun but can use magicky powers to harm or heal.
All of the classes will additionally have access to the mechanic skillset, which includes things like summoning gear and laying down mines. You can see these classes in action in the new PvE teaser after the break.
InselGames and HanmaruSoft have today posted a trailer for Trinium Wars' large-scale PvP gameplay, called Resource War. The Resource War mode plays out on a 24-7 persistent map with up to 1000 players fighting both each other and NPC mobs for control over trinium mines. The mode will be available at some point after launch as it's intended for level 30 characters.
Trinium Wars was meant to head to Steam early access today, but InselGames has pushed that launch to March 2nd.