Grumpy over Diablo Immortal and Diablo III? Path of Exile not your cup of tea? Maybe give Pagan Online a peek for your clicking fix. Developed by Mad Head Games and Wargaming, it’s an “intense action RPG” with a “pre-Christian mythology” setting and MOBA inspirations, slated for a PC launch next year.
“The game is developed with an ambition to bring new meaning to the ‘Action’ part of Action RPG, introducing intense and exciting session-based combat that rewards players for being smart and skillful. Character progression incentivizes building and developing a ‘family’ of many unique characters, rather than one character with multiple builds. Combinations of gear, skills and characters will offer synergies that deliver more than the sum of the stats, and can be put to the test in challenging boss fights and other modes. Pagan Online’s combination of storytelling, procedurally-generated arenas, and multiple choices that lead to different encounter types create the feeling of a living and changing world, where every day and fight is different from what came before.”
There’s not much to the website right now, but you can sign up for the testing phases if you like. According to a Venture Beat piece last month, the game will be run with a buy-to-play model and will indeed feature co-op and “other online components” akin to the Path of Exile live service, hence the “online” in the title, though it’s not entirely clear what sort of scale the multiplayer is on.