I know this is a common question whenever we see new MMOs being announced. Could this be the next big thing, or will it fail like the previous one?
But before we get into that, let me quickly tell you that what we are seeing is the Blue Protocol MMO.
What is a Blue Protocol?
This is AAA funded anime MMORPG, created by one of our favorite JRPG developers – Bandai Namco.
They are the ones behind Code Vein, the stories of games including the upcoming Tales of Rising, God Eater 3, Digimon’s Story Cyber Sleuth, and their latest games.
So they have been in this field for a while. However, with the Blue Protocol, they are trampling on freshwater as they do not traditionally do MMOs. But it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone and try new things.
Many of us were thinking that Blue Protocol MMO was the impact of Zensh – a vibrant, open full-scale MMORPG affirmed by Bandai Namco.
The goal of the game? Re-create something from an anime movie and redefine the MMORPG genre with a high-quality AAA title, which we haven’t had for many years.
If you don’t know why Bandai Namco is behind the game, this means the game comes from Japan. Rarely do we get MMORPGs from Japan anymore.
The last big one, the last highly anticipated one, is back with Final Fantasy XIV. And boy is it good.
Since then, we’ve got a Korean grinder after Korean grinder with new Korean grinders on the horizon to keep people excited.
At present, not much is known about the game. It’s set in a Syfy fantasy world – it’s hard to decide from the trailer how much Sciffy and how much imagination there is.
Regardless, the two are merged together to create what seems to be a familiar setting for fantasy-RPG fans.
What is Combat?
The Blue Protocol MMO War is action-based. From what we’ve seen, this is a complete act like what you see in Kurtzfeld or SoulWorker. The guy appears to be blinking at it.
I swear, if I didn’t know better, I guess they shared some team behind Tales of Rice. It can’t be a coincidence, it looks like this, it’s not a bad thing, mind you.
Really quite the opposite. If some of the crew from Dales Studio are doing this, then we certainly don’t have to worry about war.
War is always handled better in Tales of Games, even if their stories are not.
Are There Any Classes?
4 classes so far confirmed:
The Aegis Fighter looks like a sword and shield handling tank
Blast Archer really should be self-explanatory, but if not. it’s an archer with arrows
As a spell caster and Aegis Fighter that uses an employee is a tank, the spell caster may be a healer, but it can be a hybrid between the DPS table and the healer, he knows, and finally
Double Striker – The dude who handles the double ax, which can also use double swords and other weapons. still no.
Wait, Alpha Test?
Oh wait, I should mention what I guessed before, right?
Yes, currently, Bandai Namco sends alpha keys to a selected 500 players who will be allowed in the game for a closed alpha test.
It is not clear how much the game is over now and how much the athletes can enjoy, but the alpha will last from July 26 to July 28.
While I don’t have the ability to enter myself, I hope that people will catch enough of us to get a clear view of what it is.
If the game receives confirmed localization in North America and Europe, you will be sure that I have beta keys to give to all subscribers, and my wife, Mrs.Stix, and I follow her on Twitter.