ArcheAge is to be published in Russia, first promo video is out
So exciting! XLGAMES Inc. and Mail.Ru Group have announced a signing of agreement to begin cooperation on bringing ArchAge to Russia. ArchAge is a Korean sandbox fantasy MMO developed by XLGames, with top-notch graphics and many uncommon features, such as player-owned ships that could be used for fighting and extensive crafting and gathering systems. Mail.Ru Group is one of the leading companies on Russian digital entertainment market. It is not clear as to when the release date might be set, but ArcheAge Russian promo site is already up and offering to sign-up for beta testing, and they’ve put a promo video on it too, which I included in the post (behing the cut).
This is what is written on the promo site:
“The secret is revealed!
Mail.Ru Group, one of the [Russian] market’s leaders in online entertainment, and XLGAMES Inc. declare the beginning of cooperation and announce the signing of the ArcheAge project in Russia.
ArcheAge is an ambitious project in the genre of MMORPG from the designers of Lineage. The game is set in a wonderful world full of adventures, travelling by land and by water, amazing discoveries and, of course, battles – from local skirmishes to full-on war, including marine. For the incredible detail and graphics quality answers the cutting-edge technology of CryENGINE 3.
“It is symbolic that we are starting the new year with such a loud announcement: ArcheAge eagerly awaits its players around the world, and we are particularly pleased that the European premiere of the game will take place right here in Russia”, – said the announcement of Vladimir Nikolsky, vice president of game direction of Mail.Ru Group.”
Hah! For once we in Russia are going to have something that English-speaking countries are only wishing for! Although, if XLGAMES are willing to branch out to Russia, it stands to reason that English version is not too far behind.