Hounds and Monarch new Free-to-Play MMO's announced at Gamescom
Gamescom has been in full swing since Tuesday and we have certainly not seen a shortage of new F2P titles being announced. This year CJ Games announced two seperate titles: Hounds and Monarch.
Hounds features a unique blend of genres, mixing MMORPG with a third person shooter making it a massively multiplayer online role-playing shooter (MMORPS). Some of its end game features include of course PvP but also raiding. It will be interesting to see how raiding plays out in a shooter MMO. From what we could see in the trailer there seems to be quite the mutant zombie/demon epidemic in the world of Hounds. Players can be seen traversing ruined cities and fighting out of a Gondola as it moves through a mountain pass.
On the flip side of this we have Monarch, which mixes a traditional MMORPG setting with large-scale combat and troop management. Instead of just controlling one individual character, players will have the opportunity to hire soldiers to fight with them. These soldiers can be leveled up, equipped with new items and can even be traded or sold to other players. The system sounds complicated and it will be interesting to see how well CJ Games can pull it off.
You can check out the trailer for Hounds above and below for the Monarch trailer. Do you think these titles have enough that is unique about them to captivate the western F2P audience? Let us know in the comments! Both games are slated for a late 2013 release.
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Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.
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