One Piece 2: Pirate King

The Pitch: You’ve read the manga, watched the anime so now it’s time to go even deeper. Take your shot at becoming the Pirate King by capturing the great treasure, One Piece, which is hidden away somewhere deep in the Grand Line. While you’re swashbuckling through the world of One Piece, you’ll meet other crew … Read more


ArcheAge is an open-ended MMORPG from XLGames and Trion Worlds that seeks to free the player from the predefined paths and progression that has become a staple to the RPG genre. Described as a “Sandpark MMORPG,” the game lies firmly between the sandbox and themepark genres.

Players will play as one of four available races, divided between two continents. The Nuians and Elves dominate the western continent, while the Firran and Harani stake claims in the east. More than 100 unique classes can be created through the combination of up to three Skillsets, ranging from Battlerage, to Sorcery, to Shadowplay and more. Skillsets can be swapped at any time allowing the player to tailor their character to any preference or situation.

ArcheAge features a world driven by the player. You can become who you want, perfect the skills and crafts that you love and exploit them to make a living through the game’s player-driven economy. Farming and collecting resources will give you the necessities you need to create your own home, castle or even city through the use of city stones. But be wary, your creations are always at the risk of PvP attack. Constructed siege weapons and rallied armies can deal a devastating blow to even the greatest of powers.

The ocean promises to play a key role in ArcheAge’s player-driven economy. Build and equip ships, assemble crews and secure trade routes to work the seas to your good fortune. Or, take a completely different approach and pirate unsuspecting ships, taking advantage of those trying to make a decent living.

One of the more unique systems to be implemented in the ArcheAge is the judicial system. Commit an in-game crime? You could be subject to punishment by authority of the player run courts. Serving prison time and working off your debt — or attempting escape — is all part of this living, breathing world.

ArcheAge is a free-to-play MMORPG experience. For more information or to sign up, click the Play Now button.

Riders of Icarus

Riders of Icarus

Nexon America and WeMade Entertainment invite players to embark on the ride of their life in Riders of Icarus, an upcoming free-to-play action-adventure MMORPG featuring exhilarating aerial combat unlike anything ever seen before in the genre. Players take flight on the backs of fantastical beasts, ranging from ferocious bears to fire-breathing dragons, to fight by both land and air in the unprecedented experience MMO players have been waiting for.

“With Riders of Icarus, we want to bring an all-new action element to MMORPGs: Thrilling aerial combat,” said Seok Hoon, producer, WeMade Entertainment. “There are many games with dragons and other flying mounts, but they hardly ever impact battles in a meaningful and entertaining way.  In Riders of Icarus, mounts truly add another level of challenge and excitement, delivering expansive vertical gameplay in addition to action-oriented ground mount combat.”

In Riders of Icarus, players will explore a vast, majestic and ever-expanding world where they can collect and train hundreds of different wild beasts, taming them to become rideable mounts with unique special abilities.  As a legendary Rider, with renowned combat abilities, players will coordinate with other heroes both in the air and on the ground to engage in theatrical boss battles utilizing the game’s frenetic action-oriented melee combo system.  With hundreds of ground and aerial mounts to collect, the sky is no longer the limit for the Riders of Icarus, who fight to protect mankind from an ancient invading evil.

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 28 and running through Tuesday, Feb. 2, Nexon America is hosting a beta test for local servers in North America and Mexico. A larger closed beta test will follow at a later date for North America, Mexico, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

To sign up for the chance to join a beta test, as well as to stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements for Riders of Icarus, join the community today:



Skyforge is a new fantasy / sci-fi MMORPG from Allods Team, and Obsidian Entertainment. The game is being developed by a team that has worked on such titles at Allods Online, South Park: Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas and Neverwinter Nights 2. The game will be set in a fantasy and science fiction universe called Aelion. Among the features boasted by Skyforge are its unique class system that features limitless character progression, a tightly integrated social network that will see massive servers spread across entire regions and your journey from immortal to a fully fledged god.

For more information about Skyforge be sure to check out our coverage:

Skyforge Classes Guide
Skyforge PvP Maps Guide

Wild Terra

Wild Terra Game Image

Wild Terra is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game with open world. The main idea behind Wild Terra is to survive in the wild nature while harvesting, hunting, gathering, craft, building, PvPing, sieging, treasure hunting, and more! The game is a hybrid between action-RPGs and sandbox games. There are no NPCs in the game, so the only way to get anything accomplished is to do it yourself or buy it from other player (or take it with force).

In Wild Terra you will explore a huge world where every player can find a place for him or herself to enjoy and search for discoveries.

The game also features PvP with no hand-holding. There are dozens of types of weapons and armor along with many different ways to use them in the combat system.

The game is currently still in development but if you’d like to play it right away, you will have to purchase a bundle for Early Access. The bundles start at $9.99 and go up to $99.99 depending on what different features you would like to help you experience in the game.

Tera: Rising

TERA Rising takes the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with enhanced aiming, dodging and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. The recipient of multiple industry accolades, including Best PC Game at E3 and Best Combat at PAX, TERA Rising gives players the best of both worlds: MMO depth with visceral action combat.

TERA Rising delivers pulse-pounding action, stunning Unreal visuals, and an immense immersive world so jumps in and find out what true action combat is all about.

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Kingdom Online

Kingdom Online

Kingdom Online is an upcoming free-to-play medieval fantasy MMORPG developed by NTT Games for PC. The game features core MMORPG gameplay with a mix of strategy; players can manage territories by upgrading forts, recruiting mercenaries to conquer resource areas on the world map. Kingdom Online is a community driven MMORPG set in the world of Volcan, a medieval realm where players are compelled to create alliances with other players online in order to rise to power.

Beta testing for Kingdom Online: A Blood Pledge began on Tuesday, November 25th for registered NTTGame users. This initial testing period closed on December 8th, however there will be other opportunities for players to get into the game and check out this new MMORPG.

Kingdom Online will feature four classes from the get-go which include:
Warrior / Arakan – Used by those who prefer close-ranged combat, Arakans are strong and brutal warriors wielding one-handed or two-handed swords and shields.
Rogue / Silvakul – Nimble in melee combat, Silvakul people are agile warriors capable of inflicting damage with their daggers and bow.
Wizard / Plubia – Plubians are weak in close combat, but are capable of dealing devastating magical damage once they get some distance from their opponents.
Cleric / Mesena – Mesena people are natural healers with a set of combat skills to defend themselves.

Additional Kingdom Online Features:
Dominate the “War Map” – Players can engage in strategic battles to occupy forts owned by rival players online.
Manage your personal territory – Players can upgrade buildings in an occupied fort to enhance its fortification, raise an army composed of minions, cavalry and siege weapons. Players can expand their territories by waging wars in team or solo battles.
PVP Zones – Aside from the massive battles, players can choose to join a faction and participate in 1v1 duels.
In-depth skills enhancement – Collect over 300 upgradable “Ere stones” to enhance your attacks. Collecting 5 “Ere stones” of the same class grants the user an ultimate skill.

Cabal 2

Cabal 2

ESTSoft, Inc. announced today that gamers who long for the days of MMOs with deep, immersive RPG elements, epic skill-based battles and in-game communities that defined the word “massive” can now sign up for their chance to be among the first to experience CABAL 2. The high-fantasy massively-multiplayer role-playing game (MMORPG) is now taking signups at its pre-launch website, offering the most dedicated of online role players the chance to sign up to be the first to experience the game as early as next week. Launching in 2015, CABAL 2 is the North American follow-up to the wildly-successful CABAL Online, played by tens of millions of players.

“The launch of the beta program and focus testing for CABAL 2 is the first step toward delivering the smooth, strategic and social MMO experience our passionate community deserves,” said Steve Pae, executive vice president of ESTSoft Inc.  “With beta signups and the launch of our new forums, it’s finally time for the CABAL 2 community to officially come together, and we’ll reward a lucky few with the chance to be the first to experience the game through our focus group testing next week.”

Beginning today, gamers can sign up for beta testing and to receive access to the forums and all  latest game updates for CABAL 2 at, and can also sign up for closed focus tests that begin on Dec. 19.  The four days of focus testing, offering the first chance to play CABAL 2, will wrap up on Dec. 22.

Everquest 2


Sony Online Entertainment LLC released the 11th expansion for EverQuest II (EQII), Altar of Malice . Announced at SOE Live earlier this year, the expansion coincides with the 10th anniversary of the renowned massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Altar of Malice brings players a bevy of new content to explore, including new Overlands, 14 Heroics, six Advanced Solos, two Contested, six Raids, four new Avatars, and an increase in Level Cap to 100.

STORYLINE: Norrath enters a new age, one darkened by the cold war between Freeport and Qeynos. The end of the last age cost them both dearly and neither can risk making the first move…yet. Outside powers can help them rebuild, like the Far Seas Trading Company, but lately its ports have run mysteriously silent. Emissaries sent from the cities have gone missing and any scout sent to investigate does not return.

Only the bravest adventurers will take on the quest to journey across the mysterious Shattered Seas to face monstrous deinodons, pint-sized yet perilous pygmies, bone-armored lizard men, salty pirates, and other new creatures lurking amongst the shadows. And while there are dangers on the waters, beware the thickening evil plot growing deep in the Kithicor Woods. Its maliciousness could make even the undead’s skin crawl…


· Altar of Malice by the numbers:

o 15 Heroic zones

o 6 Raid zones

o 6 Advanced Solo zones

o 2 Contested zones

o 2 Overlands

o 4 new Avatars of the Gods raids

o More than 100 new quests

· Alongside each new, beautifully landscaped Overland comes new dungeons featuring a range of instances for solo, advanced, heroic and raids including:

o Brokenskull Bay, Zavith’loa, Ossuary of Malevolence, Castle Highhold and Ssrashza Temple

· Increase to Level 100 for adventurers, tradeskillers and guilds.

· A myriad of new loot and abilities including: prestige items, PvP gear, and Tradeskill recipes.

Games of Glory

Games of Glory

Games of Glory is a fast-action sci-fi MOBA blend created by the independent Franco-Swedish studio, Lightbulb Crew. In Games of Glory players star at the center of intense arena battles that decide the future of the galactic empire, the Synarchy. Games of Glory presents a major difference in the way battle arenas have traditionally been played, by combining Hack & Slash controls, free aiming à la shooters, and an arsenal of more than 40 weapons to choose from. E-Sport is a part of the setting, and players have the ability to choose to enact different roles within the e-sport universe, such as star player, tournament planner, club head, trainer, recruiter, and more.

Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is the highly anticipated MMORPG to the award winning Elder Scrolls series. Developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, Elder Scrolls Online serves as something of a prequel to the previously released, single-player only Elder Scrolls experiences: Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind. The game features a pay-to-play subscription model which requires an initial purchase to download/receive the game and an additional $15 per month subscription for continued play. The payment model has been controversial and rather decisive since its announcement, with many arguing the merits of the game weighted against such a cost. It is widely believed that a transition to a free-to-play model is inevitable (much like the case with Star Wars: The Old Republic), though ZeniMax Online has yet to confirm with any certainty such plans.

The Elder Scrolls Online consists of three major factions, The Aldmeri Dominion, The Daggerfall Covenant and the Ebonheart Pact. Each faction consists of three unique races and has its own unique quest line to follow — the consequence of choosing any one race over the other is minimal and should be chosen purely by player preference. Regardless of faction or race, players must choose between one of four races (Templar, Dragon Knight, Sorcerer, Nightblade) which will determine the character’s skill set.

One emphasized feature of Elder Scrolls Online is the player’s ability to craft the character they want to play as, regardless of any permanent selections made during character creation. Any combination of faction, race or class is free to utilize any armor set, weapon or item, meaning players can play as a heavy tank character, a ranged mage or even switch between different variations at will. This allows players the unique and valuable ability to adapt to scenarios and approach them in the best way they see fit.

Much like previous entries in the series, Elder Scrolls Online features dynamic, action-based combat. Enemies are reactive of player actions and likewise, players must react to a wide variety of enemy actions and cues. A careful combination of offensive and defensive tactics will give players a distinct upper hand against foes.

Apart from an engaging main quest, there is a wealth of other gameplay options for players to immerse themselves in to keep them occupied. Multiple guilds are available to join with the promise of more on the way. Upper level players can choose to enter the thrilling PvP battleground which pits the three factions of Tamriel against each other in an all-out war for the domination and control of Cyrodiil. Or if it’s more main-questing that a player desires, there are always two other factions to which they can create a new character and start anew.

Divine Souls

Divine Souls

Divine Souls offers a gameplay experience never seen before. It blends an action RPG and MOBA into one MMO! Everything from the dungeons to the wave defense mode to PvP are all played with the same combo-based direct controls. Plug in a gamepad to enjoy it like any console game – for free!

Choose from one of four individual classes, each with their own specialized weapon and role to play. Delve into dungeons to defeat bosses and progress the story, solo or with a party! Create a guild and engage in PvP against other guilds, and join in on the Battlefield! There are always new and exciting ways to enjoy Divine Souls.

Swordsman Online

Swordsman Online

Swordsman Online (also known as just Swordsman) is a free-to-play MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment. Swordsman Online is based on the popular novel, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Louis Cha, with Chinese martial arts being central to the game’s visuals and combat style. The game has seen massive success in the Chinese market for a number of years and is finally being localized for a western audience thanks to efforts from PWE.

Players will take on the role of a wandering warrior whose journey leads him/her on an unexpected adventure to avenge their destroyed village and become a great hero. Player and guild actions will dynamically alter the world, changing the environment according to user decisions. Towns can be saved or demolished, unique NPCs and quests can become available and secrets may reveal themselves, all based on the elaborate branching narrative of player choice.

There are ten different schools of martial arts available in Swordsman Online, of which players will choose one to follow. Combat is heavily action-based and relies less on character stats and more on player skills. Quick reflexes and mastering your character’s movement and abilities will give players a distinct upper hand in both PvE and PvP combat. For more details on all of Swordsman Online’s classes, check out our Swordsman Character Classes Guide.

One unique feature of Swordsman Online is that publisher Perfect World Entertainment chose to preserve the essence and culture of the Chinese version by adding subtitles to the Chinese cutscenes rather than dubbing over with English voice actors. Potentially a polarizing decision, it allows the player to experience the game as it was originally intended.

Swordsman Online saw full release in July of 2014 (Release Date: July 29th) and is, of course, free-to-play for all users.

Black Gold Online

Black Gold Online

Black Gold Online is a genre-blending, free-to-play MMORPG from developer and publisher Snail Games. Black Gold Online features a deeply-imagined game world on the brink of political collapse between the two dominating factions, the steam-powered Kingdom of Isenhorst and the high-fantasy, magical land of the Erlandir Union. Greed over the rare and increasingly valuable resource, Black Gold, has caused an era of tension and unease, a sentiment which places strain on the already shaky relationship between the land of Montel’s two nations. It is up to you, the player, to choose a side and take up arms to help decide the success, or at very least, the survival of your kind.

Black Gold Online features an expansive world to explore and a diverse population of conflicting interests. Six races are available to choose from (four currently, two coming soon), each with a political and moral alignment. Depending on the race chosen, players will be offered a selection of classes from a total pool of 12. Each class has its own story to tell and a unique path to follow, ranging from the fiery Pyromancer to the technologically inclined Spectromancer.

Whether more in tune with the powers of nature or imaginative creations, players can expect fast-paced action combat in both the game’s PvE and open PvP battles. Dynamic events will play a large part in the living, ever-varied world of Montel, with a staggering possibility of 3,000 unique and random events for players to participate in.

Though each race and class is powerful in their own right, neither side would be of comparable strength without their selection of carriers: Black Gold Online’s version of combat-ready mechs and Warbeasts. Players will take to land and air in heavily armored machines of death or equally thick-skinned fantastical beasts.

It’s an all-out war in the land of Montel and no one is safe from the threat of destruction. Strempunk or fantasy/magic; choose a side and join the fight.



Unturned can best be described as a sandbox styled massively multiplayer apocalypse survival game. Unlike many other survival MMOs, where players turn on each other for sport, in Unturned you focus more on working with other players to survive the zombie infestation. In the game you will form a group and fortify locations, scavenge for supplies and try to live off the land while keeping everyone alive. Unturned is constantly taking player feedback into consideration, and much of the game is being built by what you have to say to the developer in making the game a better place.

While Unturned is still in the first public release of the game, new features will continue to be added constantly. Community feedback has helped, and will continue to drive the developer to adding new features and graphics, as is evident from the first prototype of the game, to the version that you see today.