Snail Games announced today that the revolutionary, martial arts MMORPG Age of Wushu is now available in the United States on PC systems. A unique, versatile sandbox experience, with cutting-edge graphics and innovative gameplay, Age of Wushu transports players to a martial arts world, set in the Ming Dynasty of ancient China.
Players will master various martial arts disciplines as they explore ancient China and visit actual landmarks, including the Wudang Mountain Gate, the Xian Bell Tower, the Gobi Desert and Shaolin Temple, along with the ancient Yanjing (now Beijing) and Jinling (now Nanjing) cities.
“Age of Wushu is the world’s first true wuxia-themed MMORPG and its launch in North America gives western players the chance to truly experience ancient Chinese culture,” says Tyler Rawlins, senior content producer at Snail Games.” We’ve created one of the largest and most feature-rich MMOs ever. It is designed to immerse the player into the lore, explore ancient China and live their martial arts fantasies.”
Players delve into their character’s unique story and face the consequences of every action without the crutch of MMO staples like levels and classes. Additionally, players will be exposed to open PvP interaction. While offline, characters become NPCs, gaining experience and cultivation points, but they also can be kidnapped.
As players adventure through the game world, they can enroll in one of eight schools, each with their own unique fighting style and rules. During the course of their journey, players will learn different external and internal skills to help them battle enemies. They will also use a unique combat system based on the strict logic of real-world martial arts.
A Special Retail Edition of the game will be available on April 23, 2013 for $19.99 (MSRP) at GameStop® and select retailers. The Special Retail Edition will contain more than $80 of in-game bonuses, including access to the exclusive, single player zone, “Twilight Village Adventure,” which lets players train with martial arts legend Jet Li. In this zone, players gain Cultivation points and new abilities as they fight alongside Jet Li, playing the role of a reformed bandit, in rescuing villagers from attacks, fires and more. The Special Retail Edition also offers:
• Two Months VIP Access
• $20 In-Game Currency
• Unique Fashion Set (Available for 30 Days)
• Unique Mount (Available for 30 Days)
• And Much More
Based on already high demand, three servers, instead of just one, will be available to players at launch. Beta servers will not be wiped with the game’s launch, and players who participated in beta will retain all guilds, titles and characters.
Age of Wushu is now available as a free-to-play title on PC systems via digital download. For more information about Age of Wushu or to play, visit the official Age of Wushu site.
So what do you think of Age of Wushu? Are you ready to unleash your inner martial artists? Be sure to let us know what you think of the game down in the comments.