Artificial Core, are happy to announce their first release, a top-down, open world non-linear MMORPG set in an immersive universe known as Corepunk. It’s still quite a way off yet, as they’re planning a release for late 2020, but that hasn’t stopped them releasing screenshots and a trailer to let everyone know just what’s coming up.
So, what is
Corepunk? Well, it’s a Diablo-esque style RPG set in a large and expansive open
world, filled with intricately detailed environments populated by four unique
cultures. Sites from massive sprawling cities to lonely desert camps are just
some of the areas you’ll be heading to as part of the quest system. However,
unlike other quest systems, in Corepunk you can complete these story missions
in which ever order you prefer.
go off adventuring, you’ll need to create your character. Each character has a
different fight style and set of abilities, which can be tweaked and tailored
through talents and special artifacts acquired as you explore, leading to
massively different characters. Though items, will also affect your gameplay,
but luckily Corepunk features an extensive economy system, so you’ll be able to
craft and trade gear as well.
characters are not the only thing that can vary with each playthrough. Quests
can branch off, and there are also a number of alternate endings.
The fog-of-war system will ensure players will constantly be
kept on their toes thanks to dynamic weather and day/night cycles. While it may
seem like a hazard at first glance, this system can be utilized to ambush and
lure foes into traps during PvP.
To stay alive
in PvP make sure you understand your skills, watch your cooldowns and understand
your strengths and weaknesses. As you defeat enemies, you’ll gain honor points.
Don’t worry if you’re just getting started though, the Karma points system is
there to stop powerful players steamrollering you.
“Corepunk represents a synthesis of our favorite
settings and themes from science fiction,” says Eugene Kiver, Producer
of Corepunk. “Over the course of five years, we’ve expanded our team to
over 100 people to ensure our vision of the ultimate futuristic fantasy comes
to life. We can’t wait to have MMORPG fans live out their technocratic dreams
Corepunk also includes a huge amount of lore, arenas, battlegrounds, guilds, farms, randomly generated dungeons, raids, and crafting and mining professions. Players will also be able to meet and join up with human companions in order to take on harrowing quests that few would dare challenge alone.
Corepunk is the first release for Amsterdam based Development Studio, Artificial core and will be released on PC in quarter 4, 2010.
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Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.