Spiral Knights Announced By SEGA

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  1. monkat
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    SEGA has announced a new multiplayer online action adventure game called Spiral Knights.

    It's being developed by Puzzle Pirates outfit Three Rings and will offer "console-style adventure" in a free-to-play, persistent world.

    We're promised "vibrant" graphics, groups of up to four, guilds, crafting and customisation.

    The press release doesn't specify, but Spiral Knights looks to be a PC-only game. You can preview Spiral Knights right now from the official website.[/p]


    [​IMG] Source

    I actually had to search for a valid source here, having heard about the game on Twitter. Naturally, I was intrigued by the name, and it looks to be a fun MMO.

    I asked @SEGA on twitter about what platforms it would be on, and while they did not respond, I did recieve a tweet from one person who is of unknown origin (maybe someone who works at SEGA who forgot to log out of their personal Twitter, a beta tester, or a developer. Either way, from her site, she seems to be an MMO nut). @avocadobravado says that the game will run cross-platform Windows, OS/X, and (most importantly) Linux. While it is unknown whether it is a downloadable game or an in-browser game, the fact that it is published by a big-name company and cross-platform implies in-browser. (Although, Three Rings' other game, Puzzle Pirates was written in Java [without using DirectX, etc.], so it was also cross-platform, so this may also be the case here)

    EDIT: Trailer:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUMxpYLJQiM[/youtube]​

    Looks very reminiscent of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, no?
     


  2. Splych

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    interesting , PC, Mac and Linux .
    and it will be cross platform too . i don't see how hard it'll be . if it was a cross platform on consoles , that's when i will be impressed since there are already cross platform games on PC/Mac . not sure on Linux .
     
  3. MigueelDnd

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    Looks pretty good; looking forward to more information! And it looks like a downloadable game, seeing as they say that it's 100% free to play...

    EDIT:
    Here's a video:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUMxpYLJQiM[/youtube]
     
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    (Note that this is not a console game)
     
  5. naglaro00

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    ...is this somewhat related to TTGL? :wtf: (cant see vids posted)
     
  6. Splych

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    i think i confused it a bit ,
    but when i say cross platform , i was referring to being able to connect with the other side .
    eg . playing CoD4 on a server with a Mac + PC .

    i know there are loads of crossplatform games that are available on many platforms . it's just , if they could make it so one game , a single server , all platforms . then that'd be awesome .
     
  7. monkat
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    Unfortunately, no.

    That's what caught my attention too [​IMG]!

    (See Title)
     
  8. Zarcon

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    I've been playing this for a few months actually.
    NDA meant I couldn't talk about it though.

    It's a fun little game. Kind of Zelda Four Swords like.
    I'm sure a lot of people here would like it.

    It's a pretty small download too.
    And of course, completely free.

    It runs on a stamina type thing though. You spend energy to enter and traverse each floor of a dungeon.
    Once you run out you basically can't play anymore until the next day when your energy is refilled.
    Unless they changed that recently, but I doubt it.

    Still, free, small, no reason not to try it.

    [EDIT]

    Actually, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles might be more accurate, yea.
    And I do believe it runs on Java.
     
  9. monkat
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    Damn it, Zarcon! You're so awesome [​IMG]

    But that stamina thing sounds interesting, and would, aside from keeping the game free-to-play, allow us to not dump our entire lives into it.
     
  10. Zarcon

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    Yup yup, a lot of F2P games are adopting that kind of system.
    Plenty of people complain about it.
    "Oh no, I can't waste my life away playing this game 24/7"

    I just think it lets you pace yourself and spend time doing other things.
    Possibly play other games.

    [EDIT]

    Yup, just checked, the energy system is still there.
    I think it's 10 energy per floor so you can do two full dungeons a day at the moment.
    That's a few hours of play each day if you explore the entire map and cut down all the grass if you have Zelda OCD syndrome.
     
  11. 431unknown

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    Looks pretty good. I'll have to keep an eye out for this.
     
  12. Fudge

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    The 360 barely has any cross-platform games. The only two I know of are Phantasy Star Universe and Final Fantasy XI.
     
  13. monkat
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    Man, you all have a seriously warped definition of cross-platform...

    You could say cross-platform multiplayer, or cross-platform online play, and it'd be fine.

    But cross-platform on it's own? Hurrr
     
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    Interesting visuals...
     
  15. Goli

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    Just how many games do you play? [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, I failed. I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  17. Zarcon

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    Obviously I play everything ever.
    Barbie's Horse Riding Adventure is so awesome.
    ...
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    Yeah, FFCC is what immediately came to mind when I saw the character models. The stamina element you refer to sounds interesting. Might cramp the style of some hardcore MMO gamers in a way similar to FFXIV, but I don't think I'd mind it.

    Honestly, though, those sorts of looting fests are kinda played for me. It surprises me a little that SEGA would bother with something like that. I can fully appreciate their interest in the free-to-play market, but why such a tired gameplay concept? [​IMG]
     
  19. awssk8er

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    Looks like a more cartoony version of Soma Bringer to me.

    I watched the video (I thought there was a 3DS icon next to the thread on the homepage), and I thought it looked amazing, but then I read it was on the PC.

    It looks alright for a PC game...
     
  20. GreatZimkogway

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    So...where's Simon? Or Kamina? Or at the very least Lord Genome?! *froths at the mouth*