Welcome back to another run-down of MMOs and other online games you’ve probably never heard of. We love doing these! Here’s some stuff to keep an eye on…
Tales of Wind is one of the many games up and coming in NCsoft’s mobile MMO stable, and this one’s definitely going for the “loves adorable things” demographic. Studio Neocraft – headed up by a Blizzard China founder – announced a global launch for the game in April on both Android and iOS.
“Tales of Wind takes place on Arlesdore, a fantasy continent where demons appeared thousands of years ago. Several of these demons, known as Calamity Lieges, were considered to be the most terrible of all. It’s up to the player to discover the truth behind their appearance in order to bring light back to the world.”
Era of Legends is also a mobile MMO, but given the graphical quality of mobile MMOs lately and the provenance of this one, maybe don’t dismiss it outright. This one’s a Tencent title that was super hyped in China last year and made a truckton of money in that market. And the company announced this week that it’s porting the game westward this March. It boasts “all the features of the best MMORPGs, including mini-games, interactive quests, diverse location designs, time-tested PvP and PvE mechanics, epic battles, and thrilling cutscenes.” Did we mention it’s gorgeous?
Finally, we’ve got Darksburg, which is being billed as a “multiplayer action game for PC.” Built by French indie studio Shiro Games – you know likely know it from Evoland – it kinda looks like Diablo, in a good way, only the chief map seems to be a zombie survival co-op encounter. Not a true MMO or OARPG, but in the ballpark, maybe more along the lines of State of Decay.
We’d love to hear about more obscure MMOs or upcoming multiplayer games that need attention. Drop us a note and tell us all about ’em!