Soul of the Ultimate Nation is set to reshape the MMOG landscape in 2006 by combining the deep storyline of a single player adventure/RPG game together with the fast and furious multiplayer combat of a 3D action game. The narrative of Soul of the Ultimate Nation unfolds through missions, quests and strategic battles. Players are able to customize their game play experience through numerous types of maps, entry numbers and degrees of difficulty. Incorporating console-style game play into a classic MMORPG, Soul of the Ultimate Nation features action-packed intensity, spectacular graphics and stylish battles in a rich world of emperors, armies, magicians and monsters.
Under the reign of the Immortal Emperor, Schwarz, the Geist Empire has ruled the Blandis continent for five hundred years. Possessing secret knowledge of the essence of nature known as Ether, Emperor Schwarz converted the precious Ether into dark energy and used it to conquer the entire continent with his formidable armies. The continued extraction of Ether has impoverished the land, causing the Empire to turn its eyes to the rich lands of neighboring nations to continue its supremacy. With insurrection inevitable, a rebel leader, Ignis, has formed an elite force called the Guidance, which has declared war against the Empire.
The update will include a new map "Valley of the Dragon" dedicated for those players who are higher than level 60. Along with the new map, the battle zone AC system and quests will be added. Also, the most unique items in Soul of the Ultimate Nation, the elite item set option will be updated.
Along with the update, WEBZEN has plans to donate proceeds from the Happy Winter Packages sold which include Candy Boots and Christmas Tree, to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The "Holiday Spirit in Soul of the Ultimate Nation" event started on Dec. 9. Also, one of the raffle items, Christmas Gift Box, will be on sale for a limited time from December 9.
"Soul of the Ultimate Nation has been successfully operating in Asia for the last 3 years and we have already developed an ample of game contents. We will frequently update the game content to fulfill our players' needs and provide additional features such as introducing multi-language options" said Chang Keun Kim, the chief executive officer of WEBZEN.
- The SUN game play scenario enables players to enjoy a rich and well-organized storyline within the structure of traditional MMORPG incorporating action/adventure play. Unlike most MMORPGs, SUN allows players to strategically set the stage for battles by choosing different types of maps, entry numbers, degrees of difficulty and types of monsters for the ultimate customized game play experience. Additionally, advanced community tools allow players to communicate within a village and experience various kinds of economic affairs.
- Taking advantage of Normalmap Rendering and various graphical effects methods, SUN offers players rich, realistic graphics with high polygon counts. This level of graphical detail has been unseen thus far in an MMORPG title.
- Fluid movement and extravagant effects set the stage for astounding battles with optimized production. Player vs. faction and faction vs. faction battles provide a “hack & slash” atmosphere for players.
- For large-scale combat such as siege warfare, SUN utilizes a combat map with partitions that divides players into multiple fields each containing 20-40 characters; the outcome each battle having direct affects on the combat occurring on other fields.
- Items can be strengthened and upgraded throughout the game play of SUN to continuously stimulate a player’s desire to acquire them and increase loyalty. Players can take advantage of simple enchanting, a socket system and the unifying of multiple items to bring multi-folded joy to their game play experience. Additionally, when a mission is near completion, tips will appear for readers to unlock hidden missions.
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