Origins of Malu will be launching its early access program this Friday, March 20th, with a buy-to-play hybrid model. The indie sandbox will initially limit its access to the game’s PvP battleground, although the alpha will expand into MMO territory “approximately a month” later.
The initial release will include five characters and two battleground modes. The team is hoping to have the next update out on April 3rd; it will include additional spells, more character customization, character persistence, achievements, loot, and an inventory system.
The early access alpha will be limited to players who put down $20. This one-time fee will cover the duration of the entire early access period and add a month of subscription, an armor set, and housing items when the game goes live.[Source: March state of development. Thanks to dirtyklingon and Kyle for the tip!]