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PWE Blog Updates: Battle of the Immortals

  • Date: 01-29-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: Battle of the Immortals, Preview, game features, PWE, story, trailer

  • Summary: In Perfect World Entertainment's earlier blog entry by Xarfox, readers were treated to what is a surprisingly attractive game. BOI's character models look nice, and the details of these characters and their equipment (called Soul Gear) are very impressive. Readers also learned that Battle of the Immortals is being developed by an entirely different studio than the majority of PWE games, promising a new and exciting experience for its players.
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PWE Blog Updates: Battle of the Immortals


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Despite its logo looking quite a bit like the logo from a famous Blizzard MMORPG, Battle of the Immortals is an all-new MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment.


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In Perfect World Entertainment's earlier blog entry by Xarfox, readers were treated to what is a surprisingly attractive game. BOI's character models look nice, and the details of these characters and their equipment (called Soul Gear) are very impressive. Readers also learned that Battle of the Immortals is being developed by an entirely different studio than the majority of PWE games, promising a new and exciting experience for its players.

A more recent post by Xarfox reveals the setting for the game, the world of "Motenia". Xarfox states that the story of Battle of the Immortals is "actually a very interesting blend of East meets West". Certainly not the most unique of sales pitches, but the game can slide on account of how interesting it actually looks.

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Including elements of Norse myth in the games own mythology, players are set into a war-torn world 300 years after the events of Ragnarok, which re-shaped the world and left vestiges of the great cataclysm in the form of artifacts all over the world. Still reeling from the aftermath of Ragnarok, a Goddess of Fate sees even more trouble to come in the form of the Dragon Emperor, a notorious dictator that was sealed into stone along with his army by a group of elves known as the Witches of the Millennium. The Goddess believes the Dragon Emperor will break the seal and return to establish his dominion over the world. Only those wielding the artifacts of power can stand a chance against him and his army.

The artwork introduced for this entry is very nicely done as well, illustrating a fierce battle between two shadowy, mounted warriors, a beautiful illustration of a female caster, and a great battle of warriors and dragon mounts, sacking a fiery city.

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The latest entry for Battle of the Immortals details what the game actually plays like and features. Xarfox breaks the game down into bullets for easy reading.

  • Battle of the Immortals is a 2.5D Action MMORPG
  • The story of BoI incorporates Eastern and Western culture, ranging from Norse Mythology to the Qin Dynasty.
  • 5 Classes, each with their own unique skill sets and equipment.
  • Zodiac System, empower your character according to their birth date.
  • Auto-Navigation Quest System, progress easily without having look up quest information.
  • Soul Gear System, unique sets of armor and gear for each class that grow and change as players use them.
  • Hardcore PvP. Battle other players within a deep and detailed ranking system.
  • Hardcore PvE. Battle against players within dungeons for the right to take down epic bosses.
  • PvE Timetrials. Race against other groups and guilds to kill bosses, the group with the fastest time gains access to even greater challenges.
  • Pet System. Collect a wide variety of pets ranging from cute animals to devastating monsters.
  • Mount System. Ride upon giant beasts in order to shorten your travels, players can even fight while riding!
  • Territory War System. Battle other guilds for rare relics, resources, and other treasures within the Territory War System.

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    The features, particularly the action aspect of gameplay, sound very enticing. Xarfox promises that a more in-depth explanation of these features will be released as the game nears its release, as well as details and dates of the games closed beta. Stay tuned to MMOsite for any further updates.