February – March 2012 Roundup: New Releases, Expansions and Upcoming MMO Games News

Instead of doing one post per MMO game here is one long post with several news items about new releases, expansions and upcoming games. This is the roundup of the current news about what is going on in the free to play MMORPG industry. Information was taken from press releases and also the official game news from the MMORPG websites featured here.

Rise of Dragonian Era (RODE) to Launch on March 9, 2012

The latest free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG to be released, Rise of Dragonian Era will be officially launched on March 9, 2012. Featuring unique gameplay that allows players to not only ride dragons for aerial combat, but raise and evolve their own dragon mount as well, RODE provides dedicated gamers with an action packed and tense experience both on the ground and in the sky.

Prizes will be given away during the launch. Dragon Coins will be automatically given to players every 30 minutes and once a player has gotten 7 coins they can roll the Dragon’s Orb to see if it they won anything. The grand prizes include an Alienware M17 laptop, Sony PS Vitas, graphics card, gift cards, and much more.

Rise of Dragonian Era website (US and Canada)

Rise of Dragonian Era website (Europe)

Allods Online Expansion (February 15, 2012)

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On February 15, Allods Online: Game of Gods will be released in North America and Europe. It will be the biggest expansion ever and will feature the support-class Bard archetype, a PvP arena that pits teams of 12 against each other, and the deeply layered and dramatic Dead City Raid.

Allods Online is a topnotch, big budget f2p MMORPG developed by mail.ru over four years with a budget of $12 million. It is said to be one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast world with 6 races, 8 archetypes, 28 classes, and over 2,000 quests. What sets this free to play MMO game apart from the other f2p MMORPGs is its top quality production values such as full motion capture animation, art by internationally award-winning artists, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, the composer of Dexter and Fallout 1 & 2.

Link: Allods Online official website

World of Tanks Update

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Does that sound a bit weird? WoT is an unusual game that is great fun, especially for players who are bored of the usual f2p fantasy MMORPGs around.

Update 7.2 has been released this February for MMO World of Tanks. The update includes new maps, new tanks (obviously!), new crew skills and a newly improved integrated tutorial for newcomers.

Link: World of Tanks official website

Perfect World Upcoming Expansion: Special Launch Giveaway

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PWI: Descent, the upcoming expansion for the free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG Perfect World International, will feature new high-end abilities, new gear sets, more quests, new storylines and never-before-seen instance mechanics as well as spectacular bosses. There will also be a launch giveaway that you must sign up for in advance if you want to get it.

Link: Perfect World International website

Mythos Global Open Beta

Mythos is an online action RPG set in the land of Uld, a fantasy world arisen from the ashes of a dark and terrible war.Mythos features fast-paced role-playing and hack-and-slash combat in which players can choose from unique races and classes like the Bloodletter, Pyromancer and Gadgeteer. The Mythos Global open beta is available now on the official website and is also downloadable via torrent. For more information about Mythos Global, please visit http://mythos.t3fun.com/Home/Home.aspx

Sci-Fi Action Shooter Repulse Launch

Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, announced today the commercial launch of its new sci-fi themed first person shooter (FPS) game, Repulse. Following the heels of successful beta testing, Repulse is now fully live and ready to play with an updated client featuring a wealth of exciting new additions and improvements including additional maps. Visit the official Repulse website to download the game: http://repulse.aeriagames.com/.

February 8 Open Beta for Roll n Rock Browser MMO: Lots of Free Stuff

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The browser-based casual game Roll n Rock is going to launch its Open Beta on February 8th. Along with the OBT launch, a Starter Kit Giveaway Event will be held to give out starter kit codes as well as special in-game gifts. In addition, there will be a Valentine’s Day themed event from Feb. 10th through Feb. 20th to celebrate this romantic season. Take part in the event to collect love cards and exchange them for in-game chocolates, to get extra coupons, gorgeous items like crystal, ring, loudspeaker, etc. More surprises are waiting for all players! Don’t miss out!

Head on over to Roll n Rock official website at http://www.rollnrock.com/index/ to get the latest news, game guide and anything interested about Roll n Rock.