Level-up Games acquired the license to publish the multi-awarded chinese game "Perfect World" a few months ago. The game is really intense, combining alot of advanced features from popular MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and City of Heroes/Villains. But everyone already knows that (hehe). This post is all about giving you a preview of what's to come when the game finally launches sometime this summer.
The game basically has three races: Humans, Wings (Elf-like with wings), and Werebeasts... yeah you heard me right. WEREBEASTS. w00t. Using the Werebeast race, you can actually look like a tiger, lion, or even a double hammer wielding, death dealing, destruction harbinger... cute and cuddly PANDA. If you're a fan of DOTA's Pandaren then you definitely know what race to pick. By the way, this game is not a race vs race conflict like RF Online. Your guild/team can be composed of any number of the various races available.
Perfect World has a ton of features, one of which is the mount system made famous by World of Warcraft. There are a lot of mounts to choose from, and there is even a cute new year pig right now that is available in the Taiwan PW Server. For more on the pig of death, just check out this screenshot:
Other than the mount system, another good feature is the multi-terrain system. You can walk, run, and swim. But most important of all - you can fly. The Wing race uses er... their wings to do that, while the Werebeasts call upon huge flying creatures. The Humans use enchanted weapons that they hop on just like Aladdin's trusty magic carpet.
However the most important feature for me is the City Battle. It's like castle siege but guilds will be vying for entire cities! There are a total of 38 cities per server so that means 38 guilds can hold 1 city at a time. That's definitely something to look forward to. For more information on Perfect World, visit www.levelupgames.ph/perfectworld. It's just a teaser site but you can expect the main site to be up soon.
It looks like 2007 will be a big year for the online gaming industry. With games like PW, Silkroad, and RO2 - there's no telling how big the gaming community will be when the year is over. Actually if you think about it - PW is going to launch with good timing. GMA 7 keeps airing chinese/korean stuff like JUMONG @_@
For my next post I'll discuss details about the latest patch of RF... Episode 2. Till then, Rok On!