Snail Games Announces E3 2014 Lineup

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

With E3 set to kick off next week, all of the major publishers are starting to reveal what they will be showing off at the expo. Snail Games recently announced their lineup, which will include the steampunk/fantasy influenced MMO Black Gold Online and a recently released expansion for the martial arts MMO Age of Wushi. They will also be showing off three games for iOS/Android, which marks Snail’s first step into mobile game development.

I’m not super big into MMO’s due to the amount of time commitment they usually require, but the trailer for Black Gold Online makes it look pretty neat. I like the overall look and feel the developers seem to be going for, but my only concern is whether it will fall into the usual MMO trap where too much grinding is required to accomplish anything interesting. The game goes into open beta on June 20th. Check out more about Snail’s entire E3 lineup below.

LOS ANGELES – June 4, 2014 – Snail Games today announced its upcoming E3 2014 games lineup, which features this summer’s highly anticipated steampunk and fantasy fused massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), Black Gold Online; the recently released expansion to the globally successful martial arts MMORPG, Age of Wushu: Tempest of Strife; and a glimpse of the company’s first mobile games in development.

In addition, Snail Games revealed Black Gold Online will enter open beta on June 20.

Snail Games will be in South Hall, Booth #2803 during E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), the industry’s premier annual global trade show, June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Snail Games continues its rapid ascension as a global online games leader, highlighted by this summer’s blockbuster steampunk/fantasy blended game Black Gold Online, a title that pushes the boundaries of the MMORPG experience, and the fourth expansion of its first U.S. release — Age of Wushu,” said Shi Hai, chief executive officer of Snail Games China. “Black Gold Online and Age of Wushu: Tempest of Strife further define Snail Games as an innovator in the MMO space. With the unveiling of mobile games, Snail Games is offering a glimpse of the company’s remarkable future.”

 

Snail Games’ E3 lineup includes:

 

BLACK GOLD ONLINE

Platform: Windows PC

Developer: Snail Games

ESRB Rating: Teen

Availability: Open Beta begins June 20

Black Gold Online is an immersive MMORPG set in the vivid world of Montel where the Neo-Victorian steampunk Kingdom of Isenhorst clashes with the Maya-inspired high fantasy realm of the Erlandir Union. Players create a character using myriad customization options and engage in intense action combat with a variety of unique classes. Personal mounted carriers include mythical beasts for the Erlandir Union and mechanized units for the Kingdom of Isenhorst. They take control through open-world player vs. player (PvP), large-scale faction vs. faction battlegrounds and timely Energy Well battles for factions and personal guilds.

 

AGE OF WUSHU: TEMPEST OF STRIFE

Platform: Windows PC

Developer: Snail Games

ESRB Rating: Mature

Availability: Now

Age of Wushu: Tempest of Strife is the fourth free expansion of the popular martial arts MMORPG, Age of Wushu. The most recent expansion brings six emerging sects; character customization options like equipment engraving and facial surgery; a dynamic weather system, including snow and rain; varying time of day; a neutral ‘Vagrant’ class; and dynamic events unlocked by the weather system, including searching for treasure during a desert dust storm and stopping a rebel army under a solar eclipse.

 

HEROES OF GAIA

Platforms: iOS / Android

Developer: Snail Games

Availability: To Be Announced

An all-new 3D turn-based strategy mobile game, Heroes of Gaia lets players enter a fantasy world of magic and mercenaries, paladins and power-hungry warlords as they raise forces in a bid to rule the land.

 

PUZZLE HEROES SAGA

Platforms: iOS / Android

Developer: Snail Games

Availability: To Be Announced

Explore a new type of game, mixing match-three puzzles with combat in an RPG. Guide characters on their journey in a world of magic and mayhem, growing and expanding arsenals throughout the quest. Players will discover all kinds of amazing treasures in this unique puzzle game.

 

TAICHI PANDA

Platforms: iOS / Android

Developer: Snail Games

Availability: To Be Announced

Taichi Panda brings an action RPG adventure. Players journey through a visually stunning world in a three-quarter view perspective where they battle unique enemies and powerful bosses using accessible analog replicated controls.

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