GameHaunt http://gamehaunt.com Gaming & Techology News and Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:57:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wakfu Now Available On Steam http://gamehaunt.com/wakfu-now-available-steam/ http://gamehaunt.com/wakfu-now-available-steam/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:57:29 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6841 ANKAMA announces that the MMORPG WAKFU is now available on STEAM in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Thai. WAKFU was first released in 2012 and rapidly developed a loyal global following that is still growing today. The anime-style universe of WAKFU is infused throughout with humor, from the charming interactions to its tactical combat, […]

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ANKAMA announces that the MMORPG WAKFU is now available on STEAM in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Thai.

WAKFU was first released in 2012 and rapidly developed a loyal global following that is still growing today. The anime-style universe of WAKFU is infused throughout with humor, from the charming interactions to its tactical combat, belying the complex political and economic systems at its heart. The game receives content updates every 2 months in average and is free to play.

“We are proud to bring WAKFU on STEAM and give the opportunity to more and more players to discover this universe. We are starting with English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Thai players but more will follow soon” declares Olivier Comte, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Ankama.

For the game release on STEAM, the game tutorial has been entirely reworked in order to provide a better game experience. Participants of the closed beta will receive a decoration as a reward for their contribution. Inspired by one of Valve’s famous games, this reward is the perfect item to symbolize the partnership between both companies.

In addition to the MMORPG on STEAM, players now also have access to the WAKFU anime through Netflix since the 15th of September. These releases will bring the WAKFU universe to a worldwide audience.

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Asiasoft Introduces their First Mobile Game: For The Tribe http://gamehaunt.com/asiasoft-introduces-first-mobile-game-tribe/ http://gamehaunt.com/asiasoft-introduces-first-mobile-game-tribe/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:20:44 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6835 Level Up! with Asiasoft proudly announces the launch of its first free-to-play mobile title, the 3D card battle game For the Tribe, making their first mark on the mobile gaming market. For the Tribe is a real-time, massively multiplayer online card battle game set in the savage land of Kalima, where the nefarious Hell Legion […]

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Level Up! with Asiasoft proudly announces the launch of its first free-to-play mobile title, the 3D card battle game For the Tribe, making their first mark on the mobile gaming market.

For the Tribe is a real-time, massively multiplayer online card battle game set in the savage land of Kalima, where the nefarious Hell Legion ravages the land and threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Players role play as tribe leaders and build their own legion of legendary heroes from the tribes of Humans, Orcs, Elves and Dwarves to defeat evil forces in 3D environments.

In the game, players have the option to play solo or against other players. In the single-player mode, players can complete special quests or pit themselves against World Bosses to enhance their unit. Players can also challenge other tribe leaders and engage in PVP arenas for energy or honor points to strengthen their league of heroes.

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“We are excited to be launching our first regional English mobile game: For The Tribe, which is in line with our group’s strategy to provide quality content to the growing number of mobile users in Southeast Asia,” says Gerry Ung, Regional Director of Mobile Game division in Asiasoft. “With its unique take on card battle genre mixed with reverse-tower-defense mechanic, we believe For the Tribe will be well-received by mobile gamers in the region.”

Published by Asiasoft’s PlayPark, For The Tribe is now available in Android devices via Google Play, with the iOS version coming very soon. The latest game version (v2.3.0) has added Legendary and Elite heroes, additional quest areas and daily quests.

To learn more about For The Tribe join us on our community page at www.facebook.com/pages/For-The-Tribe-Philippines, and to download game client, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playpark.forthetribe&hl=en (Google Play).

Download and challenge your friends today!

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Wakfu APAC Item Code Giveaway http://gamehaunt.com/wakfu-apac-item-code-giveaway/ http://gamehaunt.com/wakfu-apac-item-code-giveaway/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:05:31 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6830 We are very excited to announce that the generous people at Ankama Asia secured some Wakfu APAC item codes for us to give away! We have 5pcs Multiman Virulent Treachrose Item Code which enables you to link a sidekick to your account and use it in combat. But that doesn’t end there as 100 random […]

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We are very excited to announce that the generous people at Ankama Asia secured some Wakfu APAC item codes for us to give away! We have 5pcs Multiman Virulent Treachrose Item Code which enables you to link a sidekick to your account and use it in combat. But that doesn’t end there as 100 random participants shall receive a consolation prize of a Class 10 Glossy Runes!

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Qihoo 360 and Asiasoft Partnership in Southeast Asia http://gamehaunt.com/qihoo-360-asiasoft-partnership-southeast-asia/ http://gamehaunt.com/qihoo-360-asiasoft-partnership-southeast-asia/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:23:50 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6826 Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. (“Qihoo 360″ or the “Company”), China’s largest Internet security service provider, and Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”), a leading regional online entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia (“SEA”), announced at the 11th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to provide […]

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. (“Qihoo 360″ or the “Company”), China’s largest Internet security service provider, and Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”), a leading regional online entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia (“SEA”), announced at the 11th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to provide free Internet security solutions to users in the SEA region.

Under the terms of the agreement, Qihoo 360 will combine its unique technical expertise and significant experience in product development, together with Asiasoft’s extensive marketing resources and networks, to provide full-scale, high quality mobile products and services to Internet users in SEA.

“We are excited to work with Asiasoft,” said Qi Xiangdong, President of Qihoo 360. “This partnership is an important part of our overall development strategy in the SEA market. As China’s leading Internet security service provider, Qihoo 360 is committed to introduce free, high quality security solutions to SEA users that enable them to enjoy the benefits of the rapidly developing Internet industry.”

Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft, commented, “We are very pleased to enter into this strategic agreement with Qihoo 360 and we believe Qihoo 360’s advanced Internet security technologies will provide superior Internet security services to users in SEA region.”

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Heroes of the Storm Alpha First Look! http://gamehaunt.com/heroes-storm-alpha-first-look/ http://gamehaunt.com/heroes-storm-alpha-first-look/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:37 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6822 In this first look, I take a look at Blizzard Entertainments first ever MOBA. Heroes of the Storm takes its influence from the Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo universes, putting popular characters on the battlefield to combat on many battlegrounds! Thanks for watching! Zach Sharpes

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In this first look, I take a look at Blizzard Entertainments first ever MOBA. Heroes of the Storm takes its influence from the Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo universes, putting popular characters on the battlefield to combat on many battlegrounds!

Thanks for watching!
Zach Sharpes

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Firefall First Look! http://gamehaunt.com/firefall-first-look/ http://gamehaunt.com/firefall-first-look/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:01:52 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6818 What’s up gamers my name is Zach Sharpes from LUGO Entertainment and today we are here for my Firefall First Look! Firefall, by Red 5 Studios, took a while to develop, but finally released. Is it good? Lets find out! Thanks for watching! Zach Sharpes

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What’s up gamers my name is Zach Sharpes from LUGO Entertainment and today we are here for my Firefall First Look! Firefall, by Red 5 Studios, took a while to develop, but finally released. Is it good? Lets find out!

Thanks for watching!
Zach Sharpes

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Black Desert Final Testing http://gamehaunt.com/black-desert-final-testing/ http://gamehaunt.com/black-desert-final-testing/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:51 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6810 Gamers, are you ready? The much anticipated black desert final testing is slated for September 17-28, 2014. The first week of September drew a lot of excitement when the Black Desert Recruiting Phase was held. To add to the hunger of the gaming community, a new trailer was released by Pearl Abyss. It promises a […]

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Gamers, are you ready? The much anticipated black desert final testing is slated for September 17-28, 2014. The first week of September drew a lot of excitement when the Black Desert Recruiting Phase was held.

To add to the hunger of the gaming community, a new trailer was released by Pearl Abyss. It promises a lot of action and game offerings that include life skills like alchemy, fishing, mining, chopping wood, hunting, NPC trading, and a lot more!

The development team revealed a bunch of updates to Black Dessert in their recent interview with Daum Communications and Pearl Abyss at Gamescom 2014. It was an eye opener for the Black Desert community who asked for clarification regarding player experience expansion when it comes to guilds through guild-quests.

According to Pearl Abyss they have plans for quests that are specifically aimed towards Guilds. The online game is all about player interaction and they feel that promoting this kind of behavior through content will benefit both the community and the game itself.

According to Park Yoo Jin, preparation is underway for the company’s western office. This will ultimately usher in the Game’s release to expectant players in North America and Europe. The expected release date will be by the end of 2015, early 2016 at the latest.

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Brave Frontier Review http://gamehaunt.com/brave-frontier-review/ http://gamehaunt.com/brave-frontier-review/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:41:56 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6791 Traditional role playing games (RPGs) started on 8-bit consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and reached their peak of popularity on 16-, 32- and 64-bit consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the original Sony PlayStation. There also exists a host of RPGs that have the PC as their first and, most […]

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Traditional role playing games (RPGs) started on 8-bit consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and reached their peak of popularity on 16-, 32- and 64-bit consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the original Sony PlayStation. There also exists a host of RPGs that have the PC as their first and, most likely only, home. Nowadays, they are slowly becoming a niche genre while the mainstream types of games are first-person shooters.

One reason for the niche status of traditional RPGs nowadays is the number of hours one must invest. These games usually take a minimum of 10 to 20 hours to finish and reach a maximum of 100 or more hours if one aims to unlock everything the games have to offer. With people’s busy schedules nowadays, they do not have enough time to sit down at home and play a game that will eat up so much of their schedule.

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Fortunately, mobile devices are becoming a favored outlet for traditional RPGs for their play-anywhere nature. Who would not want to defeat a pack of goblins in a fantasy world while standing in a cold, lifeless waiting line in the real world? One example of a popular mobile RPG is Brave Frontier, a game developed by gumi Asia Pte., Ltd., which is the Singaporean branch of the Japanese mobile game company Gumi. This iOS/Android social RPG makes use of units that can be summoned and controlled by the player and employs quests to earn experience points, raise the player’s level, and take on more difficult quests. In the sense of the traditional RPG, the player’s units are his or her PCs, or playable characters.

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For fans of the anime aesthetic, Brave Frontier is a visual feast. The 2D sprites are bright and colorful. During battles, those sprites move fast and fluid to exemplify the over-the-top action this RPG offers. The user interface is also impressive. Due to Brave Frontier’s status as a smartphone game, the menus and buttons are all intuitively laid out perfectly for players to select needed commands at the heat of battle. The intuitive controls are simple enough to learn; new players will get the hang of it after a few taps.

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The gameplay expands upon the typical characteristics of a traditional RPG and throws in a social aspect as the innovation. A complete newcomer to Brave Frontier must know that as a summoner, his summoned units are his keys to victory. To summon his units of choice, he must first expend gems. Gems are awarded to a newcomer once he signs up. And as with PCs in other RPGs, his units can be leveled up, but with certain level caps. As a general rule, non-rare units must not be enhanced; they are only good for fusion to increase the experience of other units or for extra money when sold. An exception to this rule is the starter units. These units undergo six-stage evolutions and will end up as super mega rare units that cannot be obtained with any other method.

Regarding the social aspect, having friends can be the key to overcoming otherwise un-winnable battles. First of all, they will provide one of their units as reinforcements. Gifts can also be sent or received among friends. For those who are confident in their units, they can fight other players and their units in the Arena to earn Arena Battle Points.

Of course, RPGs are not complete with battles, and Brave Frontier is full of them. Each unit has their own normal attack as well as a special attack called a Brave Burst. There is a more powerful attack called a Super Brave Burst, but it can be performed only by super mega rare units. Other things to consider when handling units for battle are attack ranges, unit types, and elemental types. Attack ranges are simple to comprehend – who would want a swordsman to fight at the back row, which lessens his physical attack power? Unit types, meanwhile, dictate a unit’s stat progression and make the units balanced. Units come in six different elements; and knowing which unit is suitable for various quests, as well as Arena fights, is the key to victory. The player must also know that there are also status ailments as per the requirement of a traditional RPG. Best of all, the battles proceed even when the smartphone is idle.

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Quests are the bread and butter for the adventuring summoners. Once completed, summoners will receive experience, units, and items. The higher the summoner level is, the greater the amount of energy to be spent, the greater the unit cost, and the greater number of friends the summoner will have. There are also events that players can join in order to receive extra experience and items. One manifestation of events is instanced dungeons, which are only available on certain days of the week. These dungeons give players the opportunity to gather several items to power up their units.

Much like traditional RPGs, there is the freedom of exploring towns and fields. This is required to gather materials that are mandatory in crafting several useful items such as healing pots.

All these gameplay concepts in general should be easy to understand, especially for players who are used to RPGs. However, veteran players with high summoner levels would have to wait for a long time to replenish their energy. This is actually a typical gameplay gimmick implemented in many social games to reward the players with patience and to prevent addiction.

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Other nitpicks regarding Brave Frontier include higher difficulty levels that force players to pay up to enhance their units and the somehow unfair chances of getting a rare unit by summoning. Free players will be better off enhancing their starter units to better compete with players who are willing to pay a lot. These players who depend on micro-transactions for their maximum game satisfaction are called “whales”.

The story is typical RPG/fantasy fare. Brave Frontier takes place in Grand Gaia, a world seemingly similar to the real-life one but is actually different. The world is under attack from the Fallen God Maxwell and his minions, and it is up to the brave chosen summoners to contain the threat once and for all.

With regards to the music, Brave Frontier’s score is on the “so okay, it’s average” territory. This can be annoying for traditional RPG veterans who listen to the same old, same old motions of an RPG soundtrack.

Overall, Brave Frontier is a simple yet satisfying social mobile RPG. The learning curve is not steep, and the battles offer very high levels of satisfaction.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 SEA Dark Falz Update http://gamehaunt.com/phantasy-star-online-2-sea-dark-falz-update/ http://gamehaunt.com/phantasy-star-online-2-sea-dark-falz-update/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:37:33 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6787 Strings of new game content and features have been added to Phantasy Star Online 2 in a major patch that Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”) launched on 4 September 2014, 1300hrs (GMT +8). One of the key updates to the Japanese free-to-play game is the early access to Dark Falz, the final boss in […]

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Strings of new game content and features have been added to Phantasy Star Online 2 in a major patch that Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”) launched on 4 September 2014, 1300hrs (GMT +8). One of the key updates to the Japanese free-to-play game is the early access to Dark Falz, the final boss in the first episode of the game.

Asiasoft today has added new story chapters, quests and maps to Massively Multiplayer Action Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), Phantasy Star Online 2, for players in Southeast Asia. In the latest update, players can immerse in an action-packed 12-person alliance to a face-off against Falz Arms and Dark Falz Elder, one of the classic in-game bosses for the sci-fi franchise.

More game features have also been put in place for advanced players. Some of these features include increased level caps for main class and subclass, Sudden Death ranking system and the new game difficulty, Very Hard Mode, which allows players to tackle tougher monsters and yield rarer items. Other game updates include ten-star weaponry from the in-game Pyroxene shop and rewards for AC Scratch completions.

Players may choose to top-up their in-game currency with Asiasoft @Cash and Level Up Prepaid Card or E-pins available nationwide.

Also, players who last logged into Phantasy Star Online 2 before 1st August 2014 will receive a welcome pack when they re-enter the game. The welcome pack will be available till 3rd October 2014 and it includes:

  • Gold Scratch (x1)
  • 3 Days of Quarter Use (x2)
  • 1000 FUN Ticket (x1)
  • EXP Earned +50% (x3)
  • Rare Item Drop Rate +50% (x3)
  • Upgrade Success Rate +5% (x2)
  • Half Revival Kit (x1)

For more information about the Welcome Pack, please visit http://news.playpark.com/en/24692

Phantasy Star Online 2 is the sequel to the pioneer online Action RPG, Phantasy Star Online, by SEGA Corporation. More information about the patch can be found here: http://pso2.playpark.com/en/darkfalzupdate/ and on Asiasoft’s English service of the game can be found at: http://pso2.ph/, for local community updates please visit its Facebook community page at: https://www.facebook.com/playpso2.ph

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Dragon Nest World Championship 2014 http://gamehaunt.com/dragon-nest-world-championship-2014/ http://gamehaunt.com/dragon-nest-world-championship-2014/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:27:16 +0000 http://gamehaunt.com/?p=6783 Leading game publisher Cherry Credits has announced today that one qualifying team from South East Asia (SEA) will be awarded an all-expenses trip to compete on a global stage at the Dragon Nest World Championships 2014 – being held in Bali, Indonesia. To win this all-expenses-paid opportunity to represent their region and country at the […]

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Leading game publisher Cherry Credits has announced today that one qualifying team from South East Asia (SEA) will be awarded an all-expenses trip to compete on a global stage at the Dragon Nest World Championships 2014 – being held in Bali, Indonesia.

To win this all-expenses-paid opportunity to represent their region and country at the Global Final, teams from Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore are invited to sign up to compete in a series of online qualifying rounds, taking place in October 2014, with in-country winning teams being flown in to Singapore for the SEA Playoffs in November 2014.

Following the inaugural Dragon Nest World Championship event held in Shanghai last year, Dragon Nest SEA has gained momentum to become one of the most popular game services in Asia, boasting over 960,000 Facebook followers to the regional page. Reflecting the growth in popularity for this game and the global reach of its players, the prize pool has increased from USD$30,000 to an impressive USD$50,000.

Addison Kang, Vice President of Shanda Games International comments on the sponsorship: “Dragon Nest SEA has been Cherry Credit’s most successful SEA launch to date, and we’re committed to supporting our regional Dragon Nest community,” said Addison Kang, Vice President of Shanda Games International. “Such opportunities serve to develop the regional gaming community and increase the competitive standards in gaming as these gamers get exposed to tougher competition. We are so excited to be there to cheer for our team and hopefully bring the trophy home.”

This year, Cherry Credits will be in charge of selecting one team from Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore combined so competition will be strong. All participants in the online qualifiers will also be rewarded with a free in-game item for their efforts. Registration is now open and players can sign up for the regional online qualifiers here: http://pvp.cherrycredits.com/dwc2014/

Event details are as follows:

Registration Period
1st to 21st September 2014

Qualifiers
Philippines Qualifier (Online, hosted by Mineski) – 4th to 5th October 2014
Malaysia Qualifier (Online) – 11th to 12th October 2014
Singapore Qualifier (Online) – 18th to 19th October 2014

SEA Playoffs (held in Singapore) – 1st November 2014

DWC 2014 Global Finals (held in Bali, Indonesia) – 4th to 5th December 2014

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