With 2012 drawing near a close, We at MMOWood.com finally collected top upcoming MMORPGs released for 2013. Some are in closed beta, while most of them are still in development. It is hard for us to meet all gamer’s choices of a Best MMO, but we are always open to liten to your feedback. If you happen to find a great MMO, just leave your comment below.
WildStar (WS) is an upcoming Sci-fic MMORPG with a cartoon-ish look currently in development by NCsoft’s Carbine Studios. The game is set on a newly discovered planet Nexus, once the home of the old race Eldan who owned highly developed technology but suddenly vanished. Players start the adventure after the planet is rediscovered. They can choose from the so-called ‘path’— Explorer, Soldier, Scientist, and Settler, and a combination of different paths, factions and races will allow players to experience the unique contents. By finishing quests, the player will experience an adventure full of race conflicts, treasure hunting, eventually unveiling the final secret of Eldan.
Official Website: http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/
The Elder Scroll Online
The Elder Scroll Online is an upcoming MMORPG developed by ZeniMax Online based on the legendary Elder Scroll series. The game is set in a fictional continent Tamriel, the same universe with The Elder Scrolls V in the series. However, the story comes a millennium earlier before the events in The Elder Scrolls V. Players have an opportunity to join any of the three factions: The Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Ebonheart Pact. Each faction has its unique philosophy, meaning a unique way of playing this game. In addition to fighting against the Daedric Prince Molag Bal, players will also fight against players in other factions.
Official Website: http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/
Firefall is a new MMO team-based shooting video game presented by Red 5 studio. It features a large, open-world cooperative campaign in which hundreds of players are able to play together. After a catastrophe caused by human beings themselves, there is only a pocket of earth left habitable. Players have to push back enemies and restore their homeland. The game offers five classes to select from: Recon, Assault, Biotech, Engineer, and Dreadnaught, each with unique features and a different playstyle.
Official Website: http://www.firefallthegame.com
Lineage Eternal (Also known as Lineage 3) is an upcoming fast-paced hack-and-slash MMORPG being developed by NCSoft following the previous Lineage franchise. Set in the same background with Lineage 2 in which heroes rise up and overthrow the dark government, Lineage Eternal specifically features an innovative combat control with non-targeting the object. In addition to the real combat experience, Lineage also brings a new Smart View system which will automatically adjust the camera to the best view for combat.
Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul is a fantasy martial arts MMORPG from the Korean game developer NCsoft and its in-house studio Bloodlust. The game features the oriental martial arts inspired combat and Qing gong action. Based on a well-structured fantasy story in which good and evil clash, betrayal and revenge repeat and factions conflict, players have to hone their martial arts skills and unlock the secret Qing Gong to defend the valuable peace for their homeland.
Official Website: http://us.bladeandsoul.com/en/
ArcheAge is an upcoming MMORPG developed by the Korean company XLGames under the leadship of Jack Song. This game is set to lead the trend of the third generation MMORPGs with non-targeting combat, high-frame graphics and multiple character development paths. Unlike traditional MMORPGs, ArcheAge gives players more freedom to explore the world, craft valuable items, pick up skills without class and race restriction.
Official Website: http://www.archeage.com/
Dungeon Striker is an adorable Diablo-style action MMORPG from Eyedentity Games. The game narrates a story that the endless conflict between the light side and dark side, leaving the world in complete chaos. As a MMORPG with a lovely cartoon-ish look, Dungeon Striker delivers fast-paced action and movement with simple controls, making the game easy to play but joyful for all ages. As for players who seek diversity in classes setting, Dungeon Striker offers 19 classes and a job transfer system, providing rich contents and story-driven missions.
PlanetSide 2 is a free to play MMOFPS game published by Sony Online Entertainment. It is the sequel to PlanetSide which is released in 2003, inheriting the groundbreaking gameplay in PlanetSide which features a large-scale massive battlefield, territory control in an open-world. In this highly competitive game, strategy planning, teamwork and communication are the core.
Official Website: http://www.planetside2.com/
MechWarrior Online (Also known as MWO) is a real time action simulation MMOFPS developed by Piranha Games. Set in the year 3049 before the arrival of a massive interstellar war, players assume the role of piloting the powerful war machine, known as Mech to engage in matchmaking campaigns alone or with friends. To survive and earn honor in this ever changing world, players must customize their Mech, upgrade systems and weapons, and form Mercenary Corp (equivalent of guild) with their friends.
Official Website: http://mwomercs.com/
Darkfall Unholy Wars
Darkfall Unholy Wars is a fast-pace PvP centered MMORPG that combines real time action and strategy. As the next episode of the Darkfall saga, the game features massive land and naval battles in a huge, seamless world, with a flexible selection of roles including Primalist, Elementalist, Skirmisher and Warrior. Players are called to form clans, recruit and train new warriors, reclaim the land and battle against other factions for the dominance of Agon.
Official Website: http://www.darkfall2.com/
Age of Wushu
Age of Wushu is a free to play, martial arts MMORPG developed by a Chinese company Snail Games. Inspired by the ancient Chinese martial arts, the story is set in a time when people worship and practice Wushu to build their body and raise their spirits. The game typically features the original Chinese Wushu culture and a mysterious oriental land where they choose one of eight schools, travel around the historical locations, hone skills in different schools of martial arts, challenge other players, and ultimately become the ultimate martial arts master.
Official Website: http://www.ageofwushu.com/
Defiance™ is the first multi-platform shooter MMO, that in a ground-breaking entertainment experience, interconnects with a global television program on Syfy. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.
Official Website: http://defiance.com/en/
Neverwinter, which is scheduled for an early 2013, is a free to play MMORPG under development by Cryptiv Studios. Based on the fictional Forgotten Realms city of Neverwinter, Neverwinter is a standalone MMO game following the epic story of Neverwinter Nights and players rise from the ashes of former destruction and stand at the risk of suffering the evil corruption. Players take the role of Dungeons & Dragons classes, seek lost treasures and fulfill missions. Unlike other MMORPGs, Neverwinter uniquely emphasizes a strong storyline full of sub-plots, allowing players to create their own path during the adventure.
Official Website: nw.perfectworld.com
Transformers Universe is a browser-based MMORPG from British online game developer Jagex Games Studio and American toy company Hasbro. The game is built with a brand new, proprietary 3D engine, presenting the same concept of Transformers conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons. The game will be set to launch in 2013.
Official Website: http://transformersuniverse.com/