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Sword of the New World

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: K2 Network
Developer: imcGAMES

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'Sword of the New World' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2007 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT

Swept by an exotic New World fever in the 17th century, Sword of the New World is a fictional yet profoundly historical exploration of the new found continent includes features that are all-new and exclusive to the U.S. version of the game. K2 NetworkÂ’s version will offer a new character customization feature with hundreds of costume options, while an improved control scheme and in-game tutorial makes controlling multiple characters familiar and comfortable (for MMO players). In addition, the game includes an all-new story with hundreds of new quests.

Aa fantasy MMORPG whose story is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, this gorgeous, original title allows players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control (MCC) system.

This innovative fantasy adventure lavishly unfolds its luscious graphical style through a rich and compelling story comprised of thrilling missions and quests. Swept by an exotic New World fever in the 17th century, this fictional yet profoundly historical exploration of the new found continent includes features that are all-new and exclusive to the U.S. version of the game.

K2 Network’s version will offer a new character customization feature with hundreds of costume options, while an improved control scheme and in-game tutorial makes controlling multiple characters familiar and comfortable (for MMO players). In addition, the game includes an all-new story with hundreds of new quests.

The Elementalist draws from three natural elements: fire, ice and lightning. There are also three tiers of stances, each tier more powerful than the previous one: the first level is possession; the second level is evocation; and the third level is domination. Additionally, there is a Lord stance where all three elements are combined, and this class also offers elemental resistance buffs. As we explored Sword of the New World, we quickly realized the importance of AOE (area of effect) skills. With 10 stances and 36 skills, the elementalist has many AOE attacks, and is one of the best damage dealers in the game. 

Possession Fire. First tier fire stance.

  • Fireball. Launches an explosive sphere of flame that blasts and burns up to 5 enemies
  • Burning Hands. All squad members receive a fire attack bonus and a fire resistance increase.
  • Torch. Set the ground aflame and damage up to 10 enemies unlucky enough to be in the scorched area.

Evocation Ice. Second tier ice stance.

  • Freeze. Freeze the ground and damage up to 10 nearby enemies.
  • Glacier. Heavy ice attack that does severe damage to one opponent.
  • Ice Storm. Invoke a storm of ice that damages all enemies in its range.

Domination Lightning. Third (and highest) tier lightning stance. Extremely powerful, but slows movement speed to walking.

  • Volt. Lightning attack that shocks up to 3 enemies.
  • Electric Plasma. Increase lightning resistance at the cost of fire resistance for all squad members.
  • Lightning Blast. Devastate enemies with a massive discharge of lightning that damages up to 6. 
  • Thunder Frenzy. A fury of lightning that shocks and burns up to 12 over time.

Elemental Lord. This stance features skills from each element as well as a skill that combines all three for one awesome attack.

  • Hell Breath. Jets of fire shoot from both hands, incinerating up to 6 opponents.
  • Glacier. Heavy ice attack that does severe damage to one opponent.
  • Chain Lightning. Unleashes a series of lightning bolts that leap from one opponent to another, damaging up to 6.
  • Elemental Strife. Combines all three elements to burn, freeze, and shock up to 12 enemies.

Key Features of Sword of the New World:

  • While most games allow you to level just one character at a time, Sword of the New World allows players to develop, mix and match a team of three distinct characters simultaneously.
  • Get the best of both types of MMO worlds with Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) combat fully integrated into gameplay. Sword of the New World also includes additional combat options, Family vs. Family (FvF) dueling and City vs. City (CvC) in specific arenas.
  • Alive with beautiful artistry and baroque-inspired architecture and fashion, the game offers stunningly attractive characters with inspiring clothing and armor sets. Evocative music completes the diverse atmospheres found throughout the game’s many locations.
  • Character classes include the traditional melee champ Fighter; the spell-casting Wizard, and the dual-purpose assassin and healing Scout, with more classes to be announced later. Each class can learn and perform unique stances and unlock advanced skills.
  • Download and play the trial version of the game for free or buy the premium, boxed copy for additional content and gameplay experiences.

Sword of the New World is set for release on the PC in Europe and North America in summer 2007.


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