Age of Wulin, the European counterpart to NA’s Age of Wushu, is being handed off once again in the region. The martial arts sandbox was originally published by Snail Games, handed off to Webzen for four years in Europe, and is now returning to Snail’s control on July 11th.
The team said that this will merge the two titles together: “Today, we would like to announce that the Age of Wulin publishing licence will return to Snail Games, the developers of Age of Wulin, on the 11th of July, 2017. Snail Games will then take over operations and migrate your characters to their version of the game, Age of Wushu. It was a very difficult decision to make, as your support and passion since the early days of this project have been outstanding, but it will ensure the continuity of the game.”
Preparations are already being made for the transfer of operations between publishers. Starting on May 10th, there will be special NPCs in the game that will take character reservations to be imported into Age of Wushu. EU players will also need to make a Snail Games account. If done right, everything save for guild and school ranks will be transferred.
The team posted the schedule leading up to the mid-summer transfer, but in summary, Age of Wulin is going to start spinning down its support, forums, and events effective immediately. Come July 11th, Age of Wulin will be closed forever and character reservations ended, so make sure you take the steps to keep your character alive.