Happy weekend everyone, this is the Nostalgia Weekly.
【Nostalgic Weekly】Mainly consists of two parts: “Popular Nostalgic Game Trends” and “New Nostalgic Games”.
Let’s take a look at what’s worth paying attention to this week!
【Popular nostalgic game dynamics】
“Tianxia II” IP resurrection, NetEase’s full score, it depends on whether the quality can keep up?
At the Netease Games 520 press conference held not long ago, the IP of “Tianxia” officially announced the return of “Tianxia II”.
What is even more surprising is that Shangri-La Studio is still in charge of the return of “Tianxia II”.
“Tianxia II” is a relatively old large-scale national-style MMORPG fairy game with a grand and complete world view. It is also the first domestic game in China based on “Shan Hai Jing” as the world view. The background music is full of elegant national charm.
According to the official introduction, this return will not only reset the uniforms of the disciples of the sect, but also reproduce the map scenery of the old Tianxia II. The large map of the ancient bronze gate, in this map, players can immersively experience the ultra-long-distance upgrade of nearly 10,000 meters.
Many players expressed their full marks for the resurrection of IP this time, and the next step is to see if the quality can keep up.
Tencent’s “Ark of Destiny” national server preparations have been exposed, intending to create the best MMO end game experience?
Not long ago, Tencent’s “Ark of Destiny” held its first offline media exchange meeting. Jerry, the producer of the national server of “Ark of Destiny”, discussed the plot, content, occupation and lens of the game to varying degrees after a brief opening. Uncover and expose.
In terms of plot, “Ark of Destiny” tells an epic story full of surprises, suspense and reversals. Many players call it one of the most heart-wrenching works in MMORPG. The main reason is the characters in the game, NPC and BOSS are not face-made tool people.
In terms of content volume, after the unlimited number is released in summer, the content volume of the game will be enough for players to play for a long time, and the R&D team is also working on the development of follow-up content to ensure that the game can continue to last. Players will cross more than 10 continents with different styles in this world, ride the wind and waves on the sea with more than 100 independent islands, and experience unexpected adventures.
The dungeon is one of the very unique gameplays of “Ark of Destiny”, including the chaotic gameplay of mowing grass and the more difficult “Abyss Dungeon” dungeon. Although the difficulty is not small, the overall sense of accomplishment will be very strong when you clear the level.
The game started the Pioneer Experience on April 12, mainly for the first access and stability test; on May 17, the “Chapter of Dream Feast” was updated. New islands and the like have been added, and new content will be released in June-“Chapter of Darkness”.
As a game that has been tested overseas, it has actually been loved and admired by players in many regions. As long as the national server does not overwork, I believe players can still get a very good game experience.
The real machine test screen is revealed, and the vision of the PC flagship version of “Jianwang 3” is once again enhanced!
On May 20, the offline micro-test of the flagship version of “Jian Wang 3” ended successfully, and 8 players experienced the new upgrade effect of the flagship version of the PC. The Jianghu design concept passed down in one continuous line has been researched and optimized in terms of screen performance, character performance, etc.
Recently, Xishanju has released an explanation of the new upgrade concept of the PC flagship version and a display of the actual machine screen, and offline testing of Xishanju’s new spirit engine and a wider dimension.
Among them, the face pinching system that has received much attention has also been optimized. The 2016 version of the pinching system needs a lot of running-in and adaptation, but this flagship version directly uses the pinching data of the official server, which can greatly improve the image quality while maintaining the same style of painting. Improve performance.
The optimized scene of the flagship version pays more attention to the charm of light and shadow, the rendering of atmosphere, and a more stylized display, aiming to create a more immersive experience and a smooth sense of rivers and lakes.
The optimization of diverse scenes is inseparable from a variety of technical support. According to the scene style, the team uses such as non-homogeneous height fog, parallax, tessellation, baked GI, panoramic sky and virtual polygons to create the overall scene atmosphere effect.
In addition, the official has also made a lot of changes in terms of character upgrade effects and engines. However, the PC Ultimate Edition has better visual effects, but the official has designed a convenient image quality switching button to save some players’ computers. the CPU.
“Gu Jian Qi Tan Online Edition” Children’s Day theme series exteriors are on the shelves, and the furry doll costumes are exciting!
As Children’s Day is approaching, major game manufacturers have not forgotten their original intentions and tried their best to let players experience the joy of childhood, including the planners of “Gu Jian Qi Tan Online Edition”.
On May 26th, the brand-new [Velvet Ears and Childish Heart] series of exteriors of “Gu Jian Qi Tan Online Edition” will be permanently available on Tongbao Mall, with an exclusive exterior action [Swing Swing], which is shared by the same body type under the account.
There are four super cute images for the disciples of the fairy family to choose from the exterior of the [Velvet Ears and Childish Heart] series, which are the panda model [Dudu], the white bear model [Xue Tuoer], the Heichai model [Nao Nao] and Chi Chai. Type 【A Chai】.
In addition to the cute and furry new exterior, players can also participate in the event to obtain the brand new [Fluffy Ears Childish Spirit Fox Blind Box]. After the game is updated and maintained until June 29th, players can log in to the game to sign in to obtain the title. Chubby, Title·Super Cute, Dust Crystal and many other gifts.
【New nostalgic game】
The quality is too poor and forced to refund, “Dragon Nest World” has been frozen?
“Dragon Nest World” has been highly anticipated as the sequel to the original IP of “Dragon Nest”. However, during the official appointment in August 2022 and the test period in September, players expressed their opinions on the game’s screen, gameplay and plot. dissatisfied. After the test ended, the official refund announcement was released, and there was no news about the official launch of the game after that.
According to reliable sources, the game has been frozen, and the reason may be related to the quality of the game.
As early as 2021, the game was launched in overseas markets. However, although the game was backed by the IP aura of “Dragon Nest”, it encountered strong resistance and bad reviews from players. The balance is far from the original.
These problems made the mobile game “Dragon Nest World” lose its competitiveness and attractiveness in terms of content, and caused many players to lose interest and confidence in the game, which eventually led to the domestic version of Xuezang.
In addition, the recently launched “Dragon Nest” memory server has also been criticized by a large number of players due to quality problems. For this classic IP “Dragon Nest”, the performance of derivative works is mediocre, which has to worry about the future development of this series.
Suspected “Onmyoji” new work real machine screen exposure, is “Code: World” not dead?
Since NetEase announced the “Onmyoji” derivative game “Code Name World” in 2020, every NetEase 520 event, the game has attracted the attention of players. However, it is regrettable that there has been no news since the release of a stunning CG in “Code Name World” in 2021. In the past few years, there have been rumors that the project has been canceled by NetEase.
However, at this press conference, although NetEase did not make a direct official announcement, signs of the recovery of the “Onmyoji” derivative game “Code Name World” seemed to emerge from some inadvertent “leaks”.
During NetEase’s introduction of Sakura Studio, which develops console games under its umbrella, some clips related to “Onmyoji” were accidentally exposed.
For companies that need to keep development content strictly confidential, it is common to blur computer screens. And this kind of deliberate approach that seems to be accidentally leaked may be Netease’s tricks in publicity.
Since the video can be released so generously, it means that at Sakura Studio, there may really be an “Onmyoji” IP project under development, and their studio is doing consoles and action games From the perspective of attributes, perhaps this “Codename World” may meet us again in an unexpected form in the future.
Is Ubisoft going to skip the ticket again? Producer says Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake is still figuring out how to do a full remake
In 2020, Ubisoft announced the remake of the action-adventure game “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time”, which was originally planned to be launched in 2021. However, the remake of this game has not been smooth. Recently, Ubisoft announced the development status of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remastered Edition”. It is still suspected of skipping tickets. Producer Jean-Francois Naud said that Ubisoft Montreal took over Following the project, a full renovation is underway and is currently in the conception stage.
In 2020, Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai will jointly develop “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remastered Edition”. However, after showing an uninspiring trailer, Ubisoft postponed the release date of the work.
Last May, Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Montreal was taking over the project, and that the new team will take the time to rescale the game to deliver the best possible experience for this remake. It is said that the official has been paying attention to community feedback after taking over the project, and is now building a team, determining priorities, designing game prototypes, and testing various elements.
At present, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remastered Edition” has not yet confirmed a new release date. All previous pre-orders have been canceled and refunded. The official announcement will reopen the pre-orders after the specific release date, but according to this kind of ticket skipping The rhythm, the player may have been chilled before opening the game.
The remake of “Metal Gear Δ: Snake Eater” will be launched this fall, and the latest trailer has been released!
During the PlayStation Showcase event held on May 25, the game studio Konami announced the remake of “Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater”, officially titled “Metal Gear Δ: Snake Eater”, and stated that the It will be launched this fall.
Although Konami officially did not announce more information about “Metal Gear Δ: Snake Eater”, it only confirmed that it will “faithfully reproduce the original story and game design” and expand the gameplay through enhanced visual effects and a seamless user experience. , adding a lot of new game elements.
It is worth mentioning that the remake of “Metal Gear Δ: Snake Eater” will retain the original dubbing, so the voice actor of Snake in “Metal Gear Δ: Snake Eater” should still be David Hayter.