The good news is that as always, everything in Ascend is completely free if you've got plenty of time to spend on the grind. The even better news is that Hi-Rez is adding new skins, a new shocklance weapon, and six new maps (three capture-the-flag and three arena) alongside the GOTY release.
Nexon describes its game as a "first-person shooter featuring fierce hacking battles between cyborgs fighting over strategic resources." It will incorporate "cyberization" and "diverse content such as cooperative battle mode, a new concept that integrates AI with the player." While Nexon is handling publishing duties, the game is actually being built by NEOPLE, a company most famous for its hugely popular Dungeon Fighter title. Nexon says that DF boasts 400 million worldwide members and set a record for concurrent players in China with three million.
Steparu has also weighed in on Ghost in the Shell; the website features several stunning concept art images that may hint at the title's visual style.
Webzen has also updated the game's kill streak system as well as tweaked the overall balance and sound suite. Finally, the company is offering pink rifles and heart grenades in its cash shop for all of those romantic first-person shooter moments.
Bungie unveiled a new ARG for its mysterious Destiny IP earlier this week. At first it was rumored that the firm would spill the beans about its supposed sci-fi shooter this coming Monday. As it turns out, the company announced that it will reveal the game on Sunday, February 17th, instead. Yep, that was an announcement about an announcement, which would normally elicit a few eyerolls and "typical PR" comments but for the fact that it all sounds rather awesome.
If you're curious, the free-to-play title launches on February 19th in both Europe and North America. You can also keep an eye on Massively's Stream Team schedule, as we'll be bringing it to you live in short order.
The Firing Line's Jef Reahard has a twitchy trigger finger, a love of online shooters, and an uncanny resemblance to Malcolm Reynolds. OK, maybe not, but at least if he ever kills you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing him, and you'll be armed.