Welcome to 2012 ! Beware the Kraken.
Congratulations ArcheAge fans, you made it to 2012! Sometime in this new year ArcheAge should be released for retail sale in South Korea (potentially in China and some other territories too). While there’s still no word from XLGAMES about who in North America and Europe will publish our favorite MMO, it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll find out sometime this year.
The past couple weeks have been a blur for the dedicated folks who have been participating in ArcheAge’s CBT4. Betacake’s staff has been posting videos and reviews while BOON Control guild members have written up some really helpful guides for players who are a bit confused about how some of ArcheAge’s more intricate mechanics work. Even broader gaming news sites like Massively and Steparu have increased their output of ArcheAge-related articles, which has helped increase the game’s name recognition quite dramatically among MMORPG fans.
Just this week we were alerted to an article about ArcheAge in Beckett Massive Online Gamer, a real printed western magazine. ArcheAgeSource.com staff nabbed a copy of the Jan/Feb 2012 issue and scanned the three pages that they cared about. While the article doesn’t have much new information in it (if any), it’s still strong physical proof that XLGAMES is serious about getting their game into the hands of fans worldwide.
Howdy folks, we’ve got some great news to share with you all today! Thanks to member Turmain alerting us in a thread on the forums, we heard that there was an article about ArcheAge printed in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Beckett Massive Online Gamer. As far as we can tell, this is the first time ArcheAge has been mentioned in the western printed media!
Every ArcheAge fan should get to witness this event, so we went on a quest to find and scan the article. The results can be viewed below. If you want to buy the magazine, visit this link. We’re not trying to take money out of Beckett’s pockets, we just want the world to see this one article.
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Finally, the official ArcheAge YouTube account just made public a third weekly recap video detailing (in Korean) some awesome naval features. Note to self: the ship-busting Kraken isn’t to be trifled with!