Amazon Game Studios’ much anticipated MMO has been in development for quite a while, but now the New World release date is drawing near. For the unfamiliar, the game is set on a magical island called Aeternum in the 17th century, where “the fundamental laws of life and death don’t apply”. Players have been shipwrecked on this mysterious land, and will make use of the rare material found there – ‘Azoth’ – to become increasingly powerful.
There are no classes in New World, however – instead, you can customise your build by choosing to specialise in particular weapons, increasing your attribute points when you level up, and investing time in trade skills. The combat is designed to have a high skill ceiling, requiring you to aim your hits, and dodge or parry your foes’ attacks – you can even beat higher level players in PvP if you outplay them.
New World is currently in alpha, so while many of the game’s systems have been finished, it is possible that they will receive substantial tweaks before the New World release date arrives. Here’s everything coming to the new MMO this summer.