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ArchAge: MMORPG Running CryEngine 2 With Epic Naval Battles

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Ok, I admit it simply doesn’t get more epic than Infinity Blade. But what if I told you that there is an MMORPG running Crytek’s CryEngine 2 and has some pretty kick-ass castles, siege weapons and naval battles. Yep, you better believe it!
Archage MMORPG CryEngine 2

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ArchAge is actually an MMORPG for the Asian market. However, many of the most popular MMO’s are made for the Asian market and expand to other regions when they’re successful. One example for that is Lineage 2, which is my favorite MMO. On a sidenote, Lineage 2 is getting another update soon, called Lineage 2 Goddess of Destruction. After 7 years, it’s still one of the best MMO’s in the world (if you have played OB, C1, C2 you’ll know what I am talking about!) Still, I missed some real siege weapons in Lineage 2 and the aerial warfare was really lame.

Archage Castle

Where Lineage 2 fails to deliver, Archage scores. Real siege weapons, housing, naval warfare, epic castles that can easily compete with any castles in TERA or Guild Wars 2 and much more.

It doesn’t get more epic than this! HD Trailer: Fly-Through

I recommend to watch all of the videos below. Start with this one. It simply doesn’t get more epic, does it?

ArchAge Gameplay Trailer (Siege Weapons)

Naval Battles

One of the most interesting parts of the game will probably be naval battles. You can build your own ships and start some naval wars? Sounds like fun to me.

ArchAge Housing

Housing is a really cool feature of ArchAge. But the fact that you can build your own house with a couple of mates is even more impressive. You can also build ships and siege weapons (as seen in some of the other videos)

ArchAge Tech Demo (CryEngine2 Physics)

Seriously, if they find a good way to implement it, it’s gonna be pretty epic to destroy wooden bridges and trick enemies that are chasing you.

ArchAge Login Screen

The login screen reminds me a lot of Lineage 2. You too? The creator of the original Lineage game Jake Song is working on ArchAge, so I guess you will find many similarities.

Outlook:
ArchAge is currently in closed beta. However, it’s still an alpha. So, it will take a while until we can play it. But it already looks very promising and could possibly become the surprise hit on the Asian MMO market.

The game is developed by XLGames and will be distributed by GigaMedia in Taiwan and other Asian countries. If this game will be any success, there will be a smart publisher who will bring the game to the Western market. Possibly nexon or any other big publisher.

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