Sunday, August 5, 2007

Mythos News

hey all.

This is Mythos news that had been posted in Korea.

You can also read it in English and Chinese

『Mythos』, newer, better, different Diablo

Diablo has born again, but this time it’s online.

Flagship Studios recently revealed another title called Mythos, which is very similar to the world famous Diablo. Mythos is developed by the crew who developed Diablo, including Phil Shenks, former core member of Diablo developers. Mythos has many features similar to Diablo, and it succeeded in gaining its reputation as “Diablo Online” from the testers who have participated in the last alpha test held this April.

Since Mythos is newly created online version of Diablo, most critics say that it will be different from many other games that have been shown lately.
Its new characters and skills, control, interface, and story tell us whole new, different challenges the developers have gone through, and we can feel the difference from Diablo. Dive into the magical fun of Mythos. This will throw away your heat in this hot summer.

Developer: Flagship Studios
Publisher: HanbitSoft Inc.
Platform: Online
Etc.: July 18th, first closed beta test, ongoing.

Fresh, new changes, and challenge… and infinite amount of Quests that will bring you the mysterious experience.

■ Reveal the secret of ULD
Mythos is an online, action role-playing game that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld – a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness – players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible “isometric” perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal. The game allows thousands of players to interact within the same world while using mostly “instanced” dungeons to create unique gaming experiences suited for both solo and group-minded players.
As players journey into Mythos’ ever-expanding universe, they select one of three races (Human, Elves, or Satyros) and opt to play as a particular character class using a huge variety of skills and items. Through heroic quests players search for gold, gems, armor, and weapons, while unlocking the secrets of Uld. Mythos presents a constantly expanding, continuously updated world where something new lurks around every corner.
Mythos is an online role-playing game developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Mythos is currently exercising the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. Mythos will be digitally distributed in North America and Europe in 2007 by Ping0. HanbitSoft, Flagship Studios’ partner in Ping0, will be responsible for distributing Mythos in Asia.

■ Fascinating Battles
Every character in Mythos has its own uniqueness. One character class is added to this closed beta version. Mythos introduced another class that uses guns.

This class has characteristics similar to hunters. They can cure the party friends and maximize their ability to attack, as well as install turrets on the ground. These qualities make them very necessary and essential in party play.

Many changes can be found compared to the last version which was shown at the alpha test. The skill tree has been totally upgraded, and this allows the warrior and the wicked to show off their powerful skills. The fascinating battles of powerful characters are another fantastic experience you can get from playing Mythos.

■ Updated mysterious fields
Another fascinating feature you can find in the phantasmal closed beta version is the new updated field. The currently updated mysterious field brings you the new experience of field battles in Mythos. The field which connects the area to area brought many changes in methods of transferring to the map.

It is same as the alpha version that once you choose which area you want to go, the instant transfer occurs, but in the closed beta version, you can also run through the field. This way the major fun of fast progress stays, and currently added adventurous features also allows you to experience unexpected various events and items.

Interview with Young June Shin, the project manager of Mythos at HanbitSoft

“It is differentiated from Diablo”

Q. How is closed beta service in Korea?

Since Mythos has not been yet localized, the gamers have to log into North American servers. We chose small number of gamers who are enthusiastic enough to do so. Because we selected small number of testers, the subscription period was very short, and we didn’t do much PR or marketing. We feel very sorry for not giving opportunities to many gamers. I hear that they were very disappointed.

Q. Many critics and gamers say that Mythos is a lot like Diablo. What do you have to say about this?

It definitely has many features from Diablo. But there will be a lot more contents added in the future and we will deliver the better experience to the gamers. Especially, the cute characters and upgraded field battle with mysterious background already show difference from Diablo.

Q. What do think is the most differentiated feature in the game compared to Diablo?

The way you have to buy the map in order to search through the dungeon is the most differentiated feature. The divided levels allow the player to buy the right map and go on. The randomization also makes Mythos always fun to play.

Mythos, 更新更有趣的《暗黑破坏神》


由旗舰工作室 开发的 和《暗黑破坏神》形态相似的Mythos一经公开就引起了玩家和游戏业内很大的关注。

包括 Phil Shenks 在内的《暗黑破坏神》系列的核心开发者参与了Mythos游戏的开发。 今年4月Alpha测试进行以后,Mythos被评价成网络版的《暗黑破坏神》很大程度说明了这个游戏具备了《暗黑破坏神》系列的核心趣味性。

因为Mythos可以说把第一个将动作和RPG游戏结合的《暗黑破坏神》网络化了,使得Mythos和现在市面流通的游戏有着很大的区别。不仅如此因为增加了新的人物和技术,移动系统,用户界面以及故事又给玩家带来了和《暗黑破坏神》不一样的新鲜感。享受由Mythos 所带来的不同于《暗黑破坏神》的趣味性,在炎炎夏日也可以说是消暑的好办法

游戏类型: MMORPG
游戏平台: 网络游戏
其他: 7月18日 内侧

新鲜感, 充满挑战性,未知的神秘体验 以及‘无穷无尽’的任务
■ 揭开Uld的秘密
Mythos以 Uld 命名的新纪元时代的战争的幻想世界为背景。从神秘的氛围好象玩家可以感受到
在Uld 里面隐藏着难以捉摸的秘密

玩家可以在人类、精灵、Gremlin中选一个种族来解开Uld世界隐藏的秘密。在市面上的MMORPG中从来没有见过得的种族, 并且每个种族都有着自己独特的个性和技能,玩家可以体验到多彩的冒险旅程。
比如拥有比人类更加强壮的肝和肺,总是在抽烟的Gremlin, 头上长角的人类等这些只有在Mythos才能看到的独特人物。虽然还没有公开关于他们的故事, 只是看到他们独特的造型和战斗类型就能充分的诱发玩家的好奇心。不仅如此. 玩家在完成任务的同时也能够一步一步接近Uld世界的秘密。

■ 人物们展开的华丽的战斗


■ 营造出梦幻般神秘氛围的封测版本新加入了野外场景。

Q: 在韩国进行的封测情况怎么样?
A: 因为这次的测试是通过北美的服务器进行的所以只选择了极少数的积极万家参加。 因为只选择了少数的玩家并且召集玩家的时间过短所以几乎没怎么宣传,很多玩家因为没有得到机会参加感到非常遗憾。

Q. 听到了很多Mythos 和《暗黑破坏神》非常相似的评价 ,您的想法怎么样?

随机地图是这个游戏最大的特色。特别是可以根据自己的级别来购买相应的地图。 而且每次进入地图时地图的构造都会随机变化。增加了游戏的变化性和趣味性。