Finally ArcheAge.com/EN has received a much-needed update that brings it more in line with the official Korean website! The fansite listing has been updated and more lore and information is available than ever before! With ArcheAge about to be released to retail clients today in Korea, ArcheAge’s time to shine in other countries is almost upon us!
We hope you enjoy the show!
Thanks to some smart folks on Russian gaming forums, we have discovered the first publisher of ArcheAge outside of Asia might be Russia’s Mail.ru.
Recently Mail.ru put up a teaser website that is set to reveal a new game in 22 days or so. If you hover over the empty bubble labeled “2013″ it’ll show you some basic glyphs. These glyphs may very likely correspond to the basic Hangul characters that make up “ArcheAge” when shown in Korean promotional materials.
What do you think?
Source: DanielDEFO.ru Forums
Though most of ArcheAge-Online.com’s readers hail from Europe or North America, we still post ArcheAge news from other parts of the world. We believe this information may be interesting to fans regardless of where they live! Having said that, here’s the newest videos and information to have come out of Tencent’s Games Carnival!
First off is probably the most important bit of news: China’s first dedicated closed beta test will start in May 2013! Actual release of the game in China is slated for 2014, but we’ll see how that pans out.
ArcheAge has over 1 million registered fans in China that want to be part of the beta. Not all 1 million will get to play in it, but all of them got their names in the video below. Their names make up the countdown and date at the end of the video (difficult to see, but they’re there).
During the presentation a trailer was shown. Here is that same trailer by itself.
Sources: MMOCulture.com, ArcheAge-Online.de, ArcheAgeSource.com
According to a couple reputable sources, on December 12th during “ArcheAge Media Day” (basically a press conference) details about ArcheAge’s next CBT/OBT and release are likely to be revealed!
Additionally, this weekend is Tencent Games Carnival! Tencent is ArcheAge’s publisher in China, and they plan on making ArcheAge a big part of the festival with cosplay, new trailers and probably demo stations. Already a teaser website is counting down the days until the festival.
Should fans in other territories be excited by this news? Of course! The sooner ArcheAge can prove itself in Korea and China, the sooner XLGAMES can focus more energy on its foreign business deals.