MMORPG specialist is first publisher to announce games for May's game expo; Tabula Rasa, new Guild Wars campaign headline.
As members of the industry prepare for their annual pilgrimage to Los Angeles by packing aspirin, earplugs, and homemade hangover cures, game publishers are readying their games for show at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. NCsoft is the first publisher to reveal which of its wares will appear at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 10 to 12.
The sci-fi-centric Tabula Rasa, from NCsoft's Austin, Texas studio, headed up by Richard Garriott, will be on the show floor. The PC game is currently scheduled to be released later this year.
Also making an appearance will be the next chapter in ArenaNet's Guild Wars franchise, though it will only be shown behind closed doors. The recently released Guild Wars Factions, on the other hand, will be playable by attendees.
Rounding out the games shown on the exhibition-hall's floor is a trio of titles. NCsoft has high hopes for Aion, an MMORPG set for release later this year in Korea, and will be showing the latest build of the PC game. Dungeon Runners, a fantasy-based MMOG, and Exteel, an online game featuring fighting robots, will also be on display.
GameSpot will bring more info from NCsoft at this year's E3 next month.
Yeah, totally Cucomber :D Wish I could be there :( I think when they're referring to "behind closed doors" runstalker, they're referring to not Factions, but Chapter 3, or the installment AFTER factions in the GuildWars franchise.. Now that sounds exciting too :D Hope its revolutionary :D
I hope some of these games are coming to the xbox 360 now that M$ have opened xbox live to developers and publishers.
exteel was there last year, I told the dude I like the idea of it, but wont pay for a 3rd MMORPG... When will NCSoft come up with a pricing plan that will allow you to play all of their games with one account!!!
Richard Garriot. There is certain sense of distinction to that name. Suddenly feeling a surge of confidence that he will develop a good game is a good feeling. I am surprised that NCSoft has been as patient as ever with that particular wing of their development efforts...
Even though guild wars chapter 3 is behind closed doors I hope we get to see a trailer and some screens.
When he says "recently released Guild Wars Factions", he's talking like in future-tense, like at E3 Factions will have been available for a few weeks THEN - at that time. Oh yes, Factions is coming out this month, April 28th, and I look forward to it. Love me some Alliance 12 vs. 12. Don't need the original Guild Wars to play it.
ever since I heard about the banned booth babes I've been in a slump edit: ok...non-as-naked booth babes...
NAh... E3 will be so crowded. U guys can still go.. Tickets are usually sell in E bay. (Expensive) U just wanna look at sony, MS, nintendo's conference show.. We can all try games later.
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