XLGAMES isn’t a one-game, CryENGINE-only developer. That much was made clear last year when Jake Song signed a deal with Take-Two Interactive to develop a game for them. It also seems that XLGAMES has a strong mobile app development team, as they’ve got a couple entries in the iOS App Store for some eclectic minigames and apps they’ve developed over the past year or so.
Well one more feather was just added to XLGAME’s hat of tricks: ArcheTalky, a app that appears to help keep ArcheAge players in contact with their friends and guilds while away from their keyboards or otherwise unable to access the game. This is real-time chat, and it’s a good sign that XLGAMES has plans for future integrated apps.
Remember that video with the french maid assistant NPC?
Anyhow, here’s the full descriptions and screenshots from the iOS App Store.
‘ArcheTalky’ is a smart phone messenger application for ‘ArcheAge’ users. (This application is available only for who has ‘ArcheAge’ game characters)
◎ EVERYTIME, EVERYWHERE, REAL TIME MESSENGER
- ‘ArcheTalky’ is a real time messenger. You can send amessage to your ‘ArcheAge’ friends in ‘everytime’ and ‘everywhere’.
◎ CROSS PLATFORM
- Your ‘ArcheAge’ friends are waiting for you in the game? Don’t worry. You can use ‘ArcheTalkie’. Your message will be sent to your friends’ in-game chatting system and webpages. ‘ArcheTalky’ is all connected to ‘Game’ and ‘Web’.
◎ GROUP CHAT
- Enjoy group chats with your ‘ArcheAge’ friends.
- Why don’t you edit your profile picture at our website (www.ArcheAge.com), your profile picture will be automatically appeared at ‘ArcheTalky’. (Main Character -> Character option -> Edit Profile Picture)
Congratulations ArcheAge fans, you made it to 2012! Sometime in this new year ArcheAge should be released for retail sale in South Korea (potentially in China and some other territories too). While there’s still no word from XLGAMES about who in North America and Europe will publish our favorite MMO, it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll find out sometime this year.
The past couple weeks have been a blur for the dedicated folks who have been participating in ArcheAge’s CBT4. Betacake’s staff has been posting videos and reviews while BOON Control guild members have written up some really helpful guides for players who are a bit confused about how some of ArcheAge’s more intricate mechanics work. Even broader gaming news sites like Massively and Steparu have increased their output of ArcheAge-related articles, which has helped increase the game’s name recognition quite dramatically among MMORPG fans.
Just this week we were alerted to an article about ArcheAge in Beckett Massive Online Gamer, a real printed western magazine. ArcheAgeSource.com staff nabbed a copy of the Jan/Feb 2012 issue and scanned the three pages that they cared about. While the article doesn’t have much new information in it (if any), it’s still strong physical proof that XLGAMES is serious about getting their game into the hands of fans worldwide.
Howdy folks, we’ve got some great news to share with you all today! Thanks to member Turmain alerting us in a thread on the forums, we heard that there was an article about ArcheAge printed in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Beckett Massive Online Gamer. As far as we can tell, this is the first time ArcheAge has been mentioned in the western printed media!
Every ArcheAge fan should get to witness this event, so we went on a quest to find and scan the article. The results can be viewed below. If you want to buy the magazine, visit this link. We’re not trying to take money out of Beckett’s pockets, we just want the world to see this one article.
Finally, the official ArcheAge YouTube account just made public a third weekly recap video detailing (in Korean) some awesome naval features. Note to self: the ship-busting Kraken isn’t to be trifled with!