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Top 10 Upcoming MMORPGs

Gaming Union writes "MMORPGs have become quite popular over the years, and some, like World of Warcraft have found a place in popular culture. However, that's the now and they won't last forever. We mentioned a fortnight ago, five of the biggest MMORPGs at the moment, but what's around the corner that will be able to dethrone those currently flying high? Should Blizzard be concerned about some of the upcoming titles?

Most of the titles up for discussion in this article are in the late stages of development and are running their beta testing phases. There are quite a few of notable merit and a fair few that are targeting specific niches, for example fanatical sci-fi groups. This is our top ten -- in no particular order -- of the titles we expect to make quite a bit of noise amongst gamers when they finally surface and that MMORPG players should definitely keep on their radar." (Alganon, Champions Online, Culture, DC Universe Online, Dragonica, Hero's Journey, Lineage III, PC, PS3, Ragnarok Online 2 , Star Trek Online, Star Wars:The Old Republic, Stargate Worlds, Xbox 360)

mephman  +   2456d ago
Pretty extensive list, definitely some good MMORPGs coming out soon.
Myst  +   2456d ago
I'd definitely like to try
+Linneage III
+Star Wars: The old republic (this is a must try for me)
+DC universe online

out of those I'd say star wars probably has the most priority followed by lineage then DC. Don't know much about stargate or star trek though; but may take a peak at them later on.
mephman  +   2455d ago
Yea, The Old Republic definitely has a lot going for it.
Selyah  +   2455d ago
Indeed personally looking forward to Star Wars myself.
i3eyond the Circle  +   2456d ago
MAG, APB, DC Universe, The Agency are the upcoming MMOs I look forward to.
Selyah  +   2455d ago
Yeah, I agree I actually did forget about MAG sorta looking forward to that.
Myst  +   2455d ago
Forgot about APB and The agency the moment I was typing my comment, but I agree. I'm also looked forward to both. Mag, I may not so sure yet; but I know I will try the Agency for sure.

Wallets carry very little in this gaming age can't get every game sadly.
mephman  +   2455d ago
Haha, yea. It seems like it's just good game, after good game these days.
ShawnCollier  +   2455d ago
MAG seems interesting.
OhReginald  +   2456d ago
All you need is Champions Online, The Agency, and Star Wars: Old Republic.

At least thats what im gonna get
Claudinho69  +   2455d ago
i want a good mmorpg that is not super heroes and not star trek star wars stuff...ffxi-2 would be nice
mephman  +   2455d ago
Well, Square Enix have Codename Rapture in the pipeline, and that's rumoured to be FFXI-2
Selyah  +   2455d ago
@ mephman
I sincerely hope its something slightly different than just a direct carry on to XI.
Kyll  +   2455d ago
last thing I need in my house is FFXI-2, I just got my friend off of it xD.
Myst  +   2455d ago
Yeah codename rapture, supposedly comes out this year I believe (if I remember correct); yet not much has been shown, not much known as far as my knowledge goes at least.

I should retract this statement apparently still heavy in development, so probably not expecting anything as of yet.


(3/11/2009 - is the date of the article)
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Claudinho69  +   2455d ago
that sounds good, now hopefully it comes out this year
Reibooi  +   2454d ago
there was a rumor a little while back that SE would unveil Rapture at E3 this year so maybe we will get to see it finally.
ShapelyChops  +   2455d ago
It's about time we had some decent-looking Sci-Fi MMOs out there! Star Trek and Star Wars look pretty fantastic!
Selyah  +   2455d ago
Yeah they do, hopefully SG Worlds is pretty solid too.
Kyll  +   2455d ago
I needz me some Star Trek after that movie :O
blackpanther25  +   2455d ago
only two on my list
Blade and Soul
mephman  +   2455d ago
Blade and Soul?
blackpanther25  +   2455d ago
yeah it being developed by ncsoft and could be coming out in 2010

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INehalemEXI  +   2455d ago
Blade & Soul is going to pwn me, it probably wont be out for awhile though 2010 would be nice. NCsoft bringing Aion to the rest of the world first.
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ShawnCollier  +   2455d ago
Sounds like an interesting list. :)
Kyll  +   2455d ago
I don't recognize enough of them xD
Kyll  +   2455d ago
I read PC Mag today about some of these. God I'm out of the loop on MMOs.
Spike47  +   2455d ago
Aion looks good but i'm only gonna do mmo gaming on my console
for now on.
Gun_Senshi  +   2455d ago
No Aion and Soul And Blade in List = phail
Jsynn7  +   2455d ago
honorable mention
I'm suprised that blade and soul wasn't mentioned. That game looks insane.
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No Way  +   2455d ago
On the list, I want:
Star Wars: The Old Republic, Champions Online, DC Universe Online, and Lineage 2.

Not on the list, I want:
APB, MAG, and The Agency.
DraconicPanda  +   2455d ago
Aion and Star wars for me, looking up blade and soul right now though.
DraconicPanda  +   2455d ago
blade and soul
looks visually great but im not sure how pvp combat is gonna work, ill have to keep an eye on it
Chriswsm  +   2455d ago
It will be interesting to see which takes the superhero MMORPG title out of Champions and DC.
silvertip83  +   2455d ago
Bandwith limit
I cant reach the article due to bandwith limit on that site. I know it has nothing to do with N4g but i just wanted to make that comment so everyone knows. Maybe someone who does get on that site can tell the admin to increase bandwith.
FinalomegaS  +   2455d ago
Continent of the Ninth..... EPIC
they need to bring this MMO to Eastern side of the world.

I've seen Blade & Soul but after seeing more and more of the C9 it's sure is a better game for my taste.

Coming from Korea it most likely will be free (F2P) but always with the catch of paying for extra in game content. Just waiting on a english release.
I've gone as far as to create a Korean account but I lack an actual Korean Social security number and land line. Most people that see this always say normally.."where can I download this".

Hopefully they will give us a date soon since it's been out since November I believe.

Always remember mmo's always come down to the long ass grind and if you can do it in style beside just clicking the left mouse ,maybe you might find C9 more worth your time with multiple keyboard keys combos for juggles and air combos.

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FinalomegaS  +   2455d ago
C9 Video
This can get really crazy, I don't mind FFXI but that was to slow pace for me and matrix online, DDO, LOTRO,CONAN,WAR,WOW, Swords of the new world was great but lack updates.

This is looking mighty fine.

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