NCSoft, the folks behind popular free-to-play games like Wildstar and Blade & Soul, have announced that they will be releasing Master X Master, a new MOBA featuring the studio's most iconic heroes.
For anyone that’s a fan of any of the NCSoft catalogue, this is good news indeed. This means that players will have the chance to head into the arena with their most loved characters from Wildstar, Guild Wars 2, Blade & Soul, and many more. The gameplay will be based on the tried and tested MOBA template, with each team having a base and multiple lanes to do battle in. Based on all of the other NCSoft games, we are pretty sure that Master X Master will also be completely free-to-play.
Blend of NCSoft Worlds
The development team have tried to capture the essence of each of their heroes in Master X Master. All of the characters come from wildly different fantasy worlds and would usually never have the chance to mix, let alone go head to head in an arena. In Master X Master heroes from all types of games will be able to throw down the gauntlet and team up to take down enemy teams. As with any MOBA game, all of the heroes can be upgraded and improved on-the-fly to make their impact in battle even more influential. Check out the official game trailer below.
Unique Tag System
NCSoft has included a few mechanics that we have never seen in a MOBA before, the most interesting is their “tag system” that lets players switch between two characters instantly in the same battle. This can be used in a whole host of tactical situations and can be key to claiming victory in some cases. It will be interesting to see how the fans of the game use this mechanic, and what kind of strategies develop in the future that take advantage of this new way to play.
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Source: Official Press Release