Go grab a calendar and put a big bright red circle around November 27th. From here on out November 27th will be officially know as the North American Chronicles of Spellborn release date.
The Chronicles of Spellborn is an impressive free-to-play MMORPG in which players enter a world containing the remnants of a destroyed world. Players delve into a fantasy world where they must collect powerful shard fragments before the forces of evil do. Powered by the Unreal engine 2.5, Chronicles of Spellborn promises a highly developed playing environment with stunning graphics, spectacular effects, and numerous fine details. One of Spellborn’s unique features is a rotating Skill Deck that allows players to refine and enhance their skills in real time. In addition to a well developed Player vs. Player system, Chronicles of Spellborn also features a wide variety of nasty little creatures just waiting to be crushed, and intelligent hostile factions that can react to players abilities and known combat techniques, thereby providing a ‘smart’ battle scenario.
Naturally, coming out of the Acclaim stables in North America, Chronicles of Spellborn will be a free-to-play adventure BUT: the game will only feature a starting area that is 100% free. The best way to think of it is as an open trial in a limited area. If gamers like what they see, and want to continue further with their adventure, they can purchase a premium service that will unlock additional game content. This premium service is slated to offer a wide variety of payment options.
“I’ve been playing and testing the game, and I’m having a fantastic time. The only thing that’s missing is our gamers! I can’t wait until November 27th to greet them all in the amazing world of Spellborn,” says David Perry, the US Director for Spellborn.
Acclaim is set to release details regarding the opening of Spellborn’s closed beta test in the upcoming weeks. This closed beta is scheduled to feature several upgrades an enhancements in the class system, fame system, combat, and the quest structure. If you’re not a resident of North America, no worries, as Acclaim is also making The Chronicles of Spellborn available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
Players can sign up for the beta at http://spellborn.acclaim.com/
Having seen and played TCoS personally at the games convention in Leipzig, I’m chomping at the bit to get my hands on this one again. Sure, there are overtones of another MMORPG involving fantasy and classes that you might already be familiar with, but The Chronicles of Spellborn truly does have some unique features that help it to stand out from the crowd. Think of Spellborn as a blender. Take a dash of this MMO, a slice of that fantasy RPG, two scoops of this shooter, a pinch and a half of the Unreal Engine and blend to perfection. The Chronicles of Spellborn features some of the best parts of a wide variety of popular MMOs, blends them all together, adds it’s own touch of originality and packs it all into an exciting new MMORPG.