Shutting down this month.
Aika Announces Closure For September
Servers to shut down on September 15.
That Hellgate VR Game Released, Nobody Noticed
You don’t need a headset to have passed this over.
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Hellgate On Steam Greenlight
For a game that has been in maintenance mode since 2012, Hellgate Global is a very fun title and completely free now that the full game and Tokyo expansion are available for free. In an effort to expand the game’s audience to those who have never heard of it or assumed that the game was still offline under Flagship Studios, T3Fun has put Hellgate Global on bid for Steam Greenlight. You can head on over to the game’s Greenlight page (linked below) to vote on bringing the title to Steam.
Or you can just go over to the official website and play it now.
Whatever Happened To: Hellgate 2
I know what you’re thinking: There was a Hellgate 2? Technically no, which is why we are here in the first place. I had absolutely no idea that a Hellgate 2 was in development, partly because it was announced way back in 2011 and we haven’t heard anything about it since. Set to appear on the Unreal 3 engine, Hanbitsoft announced that the sequel has been canned for a myriad of reasons, not least of which being an inability to work with the Unreal 3 engine. The game was originally supposed to launch in Winter 2013, which again flew right over our heads here at MMO Fallout, and naturally missed said deadline.
Hanbitsoft took over global development of Hellgate: London following the demise of developer Flagship Studios, and even managed to put out an expansion pack called Hellgate: Tokyo. There hasn’t been any further development in the last couple of years.
(Source: MMO Culture)
Mythos Global Shutting Down
Mythos is the second game from ex-developer Flagship Studios, the one that they weren’t able to release before the company went bankrupt. Korean publisher Hanbitsoft took on the development of both of Flagship’s games, eventually releasing Mythos in Europe in mid 2011 through publisher Frogster. The servers didn’t last long, launching in April with Frogster announcing that the game would shut down in October. Refusing to give up, Hanbitsoft announced that Mythos would return as a global service, aptly titled Mythos Global, which went into open beta in early 2012.
Sadly, Mythos Global will be shutting down on January 22nd. The news isn’t all that surprising, considering the games with the rockiest development tend not to last long after launch. A compensation pack will be detailed soon for current players.
MMOrning Shots: Go To Hell
Today’s MMOrning Shot is a very old screenshot from Hellgate: London, circa 2005. I could be wrong, but I’m not entirely sure that the demon pictured above ever made it into the final game. Is Hellgate even running anymore? The website says yes but the forums appear to be offline constantly.
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Aika Online Transfers To T3Fun January 31st
Make notes on your paper calendar, kids, you have until February 10th to give consent to transfer your Aika Online details over. As of January 31st, gPotato will no longer be publishing Aika Online. On that same day, the title will be transitioned over to T3Fun’s services. All information, including account ID, email, password, and game data will be moved over in the process, but only if you sign in and migrate your account before the due date, otherwise the data will be lost forever. To prepare for the exchange of services, gPotato has warned that any items or gold in the auction house as of January 31st will be lost, and recommends removing said goods before such time.
Aika Online launched in 2009 under both gPotato and T3Fun, with the former publishing in North America and the latter in Europe. In February 2011, the two publishers appear to have settled territory disputes, as both games opened their doors to anyone to play, regardless of region. On October 27th, 2011, T3Fun shut down the servers for its version of Aika Global, making way for gPotato to rule all of Mordor. I suppose now the shoe is on the other foot.
(Source: Aika Online)
Gamersfirst Drops Sword2, Transitions To T3Fun
Back in May, we discussed how Gamersfirst would be removing its line of third party titles, and focusing on in-house MMOs including Fallen Earth and All Points Bulletin. At the time, War Rock and Knight Online made the transition to various new publishers. In a recent release, the company announced that Sword2 will be moving from Gamersfirst’s controls over to T3Fun, subsidiary of Hanbitsoft. You may remember T3Fun from the revival of Hellgate: Global that occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Here is where it gets interesting. Anyone with a Sword 2 account who plans on keeping it will be required to initiate a transfer. You can follow the link to the forum post down below for more details on how to do this.
Your consent is required to transfer your S2 game data (including your User ID, Password, registered email address, billing data and game data) to T3Fun. Without your explicit permission, we will not be able to transfer your account and you will not be able to continue playing the game.
GamersFirst still has a number of titles under its belt, including APB: Reloaded, Fallen Earth, War Inc, Super Monday Night Combat, and a number of other MMOs and shooters.
(Source: Sword2 Forums)
[Video] Catching Up With Hellgate
Hellgate Global is free to play, but as users have pointed out lately, you’re going to have to do a lot of grinding to get the money to buy content off of the auction house.