UK based games publisher, 505 Games, has announced a deal with Reverie World Studios to publish their upcoming MMORTS title, Dawn of Fantasy. Due to launch on June 3rd, 2010, the game will see players controlling one of three races (Men, Orks and Elves) throughout the online world of Mythador — with “rich storytelling and compelling gameplay” said to make the most of what can be done by mixing the MMO and RTS genres.
Offering a fresh perspective on the fantasy RTS genre, Dawn of Fantasy will deliver a persistent world war experience like none before.Thousands of Players living, building, exploring and fighting together to crush with AI controlled strongholds and empires, in a rich tapestry of story-driven encounters that help to build upon the already weighty single player campaign experience. In a world that continues to trade and evolve even after logging off, Players will also be able to test their armies’ constitution in matched head-to-head, multiplayerencounters on their road to becoming the biggest city-state in Mythador.
“Dawn of Fantasy is nothing short of the next step in the genre, highlighting the best elements that MMORTS games have to offer with just the right level of considered innovation,” commented Ralph Pitt-Stanley, 505 Games. “In what we feel is an underrepresented genre, we’re confident that Dawn of Fantasy will have what it takes to stay in the hearts of MMO, RTS and fantasy fans for a long time to come.”
With some rather pretty looking screenshots already being shown, and the backing of the publisher responsible for titles such as Arma II and IL2 Sturmovik, this may be one worth keeping an eye on. More detials can be found by heading over the the game’s official site, DawnofFantasy.com.