It’s been a long time coming. In some parts of the world the original Cabal Online came out a little less than 10 years ago. Not too many years after that, fans were screaming for a sequel and have been ever since. I remember chatting to MMOBombers about CABAL 2 and the rumors surrounding it when I first joined this site almost 5 years ago.

Fast forward to today and ESTGames has announced that CABAL 2 is just around the corner and needs some “gamers who long for the days of MMOs with deep, immersive RPG elements, epic skill-based battles and in-game communities that defined the word ‘massive'” to sign up to not only take part in the upcoming closed beta, but to also have a chance to play as early as next week in a special focus test that starts on December 19th.

“The launch of the beta program and focus testing for CABAL 2 is the first step toward delivering the smooth, strategic and social MMO experience our passionate community deserves,” said Steve Pae, executive vice president of ESTSoft Inc. “With beta signups and the launch of our new forums, it’s finally time for the CABAL 2 community to officially come together, and we’ll reward a lucky few with the chance to be the first to experience the game through our focus group testing next week.”

If you’ve been waiting for CABAL 2, you can head over to the site now and sign up for both the Beta and the Focus tests.

Will CABAL 2 capture the more “hardcore” crowd of MMO players yearning for a more in-depth experience? We won’t have to wait too long as CABAL 2 will be launching sometime in 2015.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Bic Boi on December 16, 2014

    The first Cabal wasn’t anything that special to be honest. A lot of its so-called “action” came from overly long flashy skill animations. It really wasn’t actual was a tab target game, and a bland one at that. Generic, one might say. Though I did enjoy some music tracks from it.

    So what should one expect from a sequel? Unless it literally changes everything about its own formula (effectively making it nothing like the original), I should say it will be another flash over substance affair. I hope they prove me wrong and make me eat crow, but I doubt it thus far.

    • satanyca on December 16, 2014

      you can always check gameplay videos..when you see you’ll see it’s totally different game

  2. Deyirn on December 14, 2014

    There is World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor, who needs any of those F2P asian games?

    • Marco on December 14, 2014

      Maybe because its a shity f2p game.

    • RyuKaiser on December 14, 2014

      For those of us that don’t like buying a box-price game, then all the expansions, THEN paying for the right to play the game we purchased, there are F2P games like this, and B2P games like Guild Wars 2. WoW is not the end-all be-all.

    • ExHuman on December 14, 2014

      You may praise your favorite life simulator all you want, but every mmorpg out there is the same “smooth, strategic and social MMO experience”.

    • PandaStick on December 14, 2014

      WoW is trash, why would anyone pay for them?

  3. Aehoo on December 14, 2014

    Can’t wait.
    I kwow… can be a generic mmorpg, but i was waiting for years to play this game.
    Combo system ,nice UI, characters,graphic <3!
    (Cabal it's a crap to me).
    This one looks absolutely amazing and fun

    • satanyca on December 16, 2014

      cabal2 doesn’t have combo system

  4. Android on December 14, 2014

    First part was boring and repetetive and i it was like single player game with chat.

  5. Leon on December 13, 2014

    Has it really been 10 years since Cabal was released? I was there on launch day…wow, I’m getting old.

  6. 70calories on December 13, 2014

    I have mixed feelings for this game being a huge fan of Cabal Online the idea of a sequel excites me but I’m skeptical if it’s even gonna be worth while it’s already lost points from me being gender locked oh well we will see

  7. Arctic Ursa on December 13, 2014

    This game would have been amazing like 7 years ago when it was first announced. The development time took so long that the MMO industry is currently in a completely different fad than point and click. The big thing right now is that weird psuedo-TPS action mmo thing (Guild Wars, Wildstar, Tera, Raiderz, Bless and I think EIN will be as well) and most point and clicks are being swept under the rug. Who knows though, /maybe/ it will be good and maybe it will revive the more traditional MMORPG.

    • Arctic Ursa on December 13, 2014

      I also forgot to mention that they don’t call this game a sandbox and everybody is flocking to any game claiming to be a sandbox right now.

    • Deyirn on December 13, 2014

      I’d like to point out that this isn’t point-and-click, but WASD-controlled.

    • ShinigamIan on December 13, 2014

      There is some confusion here, Point and Click refers to games like Diablo where you have to click to move. It’s a different genre and not dead at all (see upcoming game LostArk). I think you wanted to say Tab Targeting games, where you have to select enemies with click and then click on attack ability… And I think it should also be a different genre not comparable to Action MMORPGs. I play Rift and Tera, like both and have different game play experiences with both. Tera will never substitute Rift and Rift will never substitute Tera, it’s like apples and oranges… at least for me…

      • no name required on December 13, 2014

        Cabal online is exactly like that, you can’t control your character with wasd or target your enemies through the usual tab targeting and you mostly use your mouse to point at enemies and F1~F10 (with ctrl +F1~F10 for extended hotbars) for skills

        • Steven on December 24, 2014

          Wait you talking about Cabal 1? If so you are wrong on that. You can move your character with WASD and target with keybind of choice. You can use your mouse as well, but it’s mainly used for mobility now. You can also use it for selecting a specific mob/character.

    • Richard on December 13, 2014

      i see and point and click combat is dumb now. action based is where it at lol.

  8. Marco on December 13, 2014

    The animation on the skills looks awesome to bad its the same point and click to attack crap