Final Fantasy publisher's free-to-play online title confirmed for North American launch later this year.
In 2004, Square Enix announced the development of a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Fantasy Earth: The Ring of Dominion. The game made its Japanese debut two years later, but Square Enix passed on bringing it to North American gamers.
MMO gaming fans in the West will finally get their chance to try the game out, as the domestic arm of free-to-play gaming publisher Gamepot--not to be confused with GameSpot--has announced plans to release it in the US this year under the revised moniker Fantasy Earth Zero.
Although the game has its share of threats already in store for gamers, Fantasy Earth Zero's focus will be realm-versus-realm battles between player characters. After choosing from three classes, players can side with one of five different countries in the game and fight to take down one another's fortresses in battle. Up to 100 players can participate in a battle, divided into 50 players on each side.
Beyond the combat, Fantasy Earth Zero will feature a soundtrack from Final Fantasy Tactics composer Hitoshi Skimoto, as well as monthly in-game and live events.
i can already capture the fortress in WOW among hundreds of other things to do. Free or not, there should be a little more to the game than this...?
I think I'll pass, that screenshot sums up everything I need to know about it. Generic archaic free mmo from 5 years ago that finally made it stateside that makes you feel like a pedophile playing it. I know this game isn't design for me and more the younger crowd. My only hope is that we see Mabinogi heroes, Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul, or Continent of the Ninth this year in the states but I'm probably just holding my breath.
WTF Square, I remember tracking this game back in 04 and planned to play it as a follow up to FFXI. Now FFXIV has my full attention.
The only thing that's exciting about this game is the fact that Hitoshi Sakimoto composed the soundtrack...
"Although the game has its share of threats already in store for gamers..." Threats!? This doesn't sound fun at all.
GTFO. Just give us FFXIV. We dont want a stale chewed up game. If you wanted to make more money off of it, should have given it to us before.
I'd take a pass on this game simply because it's an Asian MMO and those are all about grinding and punching yourself in the junk for playing it.
"I'm gonna take a pass on this game unless it has single player components." Really? You just said that? You want a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER game to have single player? Wow.
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