Developer and publisher NDOORS announces Atlantica Online, a turn-based strategy
MMOG set to enter closed beta in July. The
Atlantica Online Website
screenshots and a debut trailer, and here's the announcement:
Calif. -- June 18, 2008 – Atlantica brings back classic turn-based gameplay and
marries it to a deep strategic framework that encompasses combat,
character/party development and city/country management. NDOORS, developer and
publisher of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), will launch the
Atlantica closed beta in July.
NDOORS designed Atlantica’s combat, mercenary and city/country management
systems to set it apart from the rest of the MMO market.
The turn-based combat system offers players the chance to strategically plan
every move of the nine characters in their group. Players can form teams of
three to bring 27 controllable characters into combat. Or for simple fights,
players can preset each character/mercenary’s skill set and let the auto-battle
system resolve the fight.
The mercenary system gives players the chance to manage multiple characters’
development simultaneously. In addition to their main character, players can
hire eight mercenaries each with a different class and skills. They can be
obtained as an infant and raised, married to other mercenaries and even have
their own children. Mercenaries’ stats will decline as they age, necessitating
the need to constantly update and upkeep the mercenary roster.
The city/country management system adds a layer of strategic play beyond typical
party level interaction. Guilds can establish control of cities and go to war
with each other. They will need to plan everything from culture, commerce and
industry, even down to the placement of buildings for the maximum output. Groups
of guilds can even band together to take control of countries. Controlling
cities and countries allows them to obtain rare items and mercenaries.
“We really strived to create a game that gave players something new,” said Peter
Kang, CEO of NDOORS Interactive. “Atlantica was designed to bring the gameplay
that RPG and strategy fans love the most to the MMO world. Atlantica takes
smarts, requiring planning and strategy at every step.”
Players take on the quest to destroy the Oriharukon energy, a powerful sensor
from Atlantis that is poisoning the world. This journey will take players around
the globe, including the ancient civilizations of Hanyang (Korea), Indus Valley
(India and Pakistan), Mesopotamia (Iraq, Syria and Turkey) and Egypt, as well as
North America and legendary locales such as the Pyramids and Angkor Wat.
To sign up, visit www.playatlantica.com.