A new trailer for the upcoming MMORPG Horizons is up showcasing the world and a bit of combat as well. The movie file is 12 megs and you can grab it here. Although the site appears to be hosed for the moment, you can sign up for the beta test here.
Is Horizons vaporware? Some thought it would be but the game appears to be making fine progress towards being like every other MMORPG out there. Let's cross our fingers!Read more for a full description of what's going on.
Artifact Entertainment is pleased to deliver the latest installment of in-game trailers for Horizons, one of the most anticipated PC games of 2003. The newest movie is available for download and highlights the forthcoming MMORPGÃ‚'s trade skills and combat features as it follows the adventures of our heroine, Mia, on a quest.
A menacing zombie has been attacking players engaged in the building of a town. Mia receives her quest and is off to protect the community. She travels to the distant town and stays watch over one of the homes currently under construction. The zombie returns to cause havoc and is instead greeted by Mia's sword.
The trailer shows two major features of Horizons, the trade skills and the combat system. The trade skills are illustrated by two players working together to build a home on a purchased plot of land within the game space. Houses and buildings need many resources in order to be completed and in this trailer we see a wood worker and a stone worker cooperating to complete the house faster than they could alone. Players will have the ability to specialize in the many different crafting and trade skill systems within Horizons.
The second feature, the combat system, is shown with some of the special abilities and the choreographed animations. Mia is a very experienced warrior and her special attacks are the results of dedication and training within a school. It takes considerable effort to learn how to accomplish such combat maneuvers, but given sufficient time and effort a player can get their character to the level of expertise that is demonstrated in the movie.
Artifact EntertainmentÃ‚'s Horizons delivers a game that excites the fighter, engrosses the crafter and involves the statesman. The title will ship for the PC in summer, 2003.