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WildStar: first info on new fantasy MMO, CG trailer and obligatory pics of sexy female with rabbit ears

Ooh, it's all happening at Gamescom, the game show spectacular currently occurring in Cologne, Germany. MMO super-publisher NCsoft has unveiled WildStar - the next PC game to sit alongside such favourites as Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes on its ever-expanding roster of games that are online and massively multiplayer. Here's WildStar's lovely CG announcement trailer:

 

WildStar is described as a 'future fantasy MMORPG' and takes place on a planet called Nexus. Once the home of the Eldan - a powerful race skilled in magic and technology - the planet is up for grabs after the Eldan suddenly vanished like a fart in a tornado. So the general idea is to stake a claim on Nexus.


Above: Ooooo, shiny blue tower of light

In addition to choosing a race and class, WildStar players will select one of four 'path' types - Explorer, Soldier, Scientist and Settler. These determine how you'll go about the business of planet-grabbing. The MMO fiends at PC Gamer have already had a hands-on with the game, so for more info on how the path system works, go check out PC Gamer's WildStar preview.

It's worth mentioning that WildStar is the first game from Carbine Studios and consists of a team that - among them - has worked on World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Everquest and a whole lot more besides.

Before you go, here's that picture of the sexy female with rabbit ears that we promised you. She also has enormous hands:


Above: Seriously, those hands are big

For more images, head to our WildStar screenshot gallery. Oh, and before you ask, WildStar's release date is still to be announced. So don't ask.

August 17, 2011

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10 comments

  • TheRandomFool - August 17, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    Meh. Predict a monthly payment. GW2 will do better... ect. Trailer was well done though.
  • DeEss - August 17, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    I dunno about the game, but if that were a movie, I'd certainly watch it.
  • ChrisCultista - August 17, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    Check list for a doomed MMO. 1. Have incredible concept art, that doesnt really show what will be in the final game. Check 2. Use a character type that has been done already in MMOs. Bunny Girl. Check 3. Show an awesome cinematic trailer that doesnt show gameplay. Check 4. Use a team that has made the formula MMO (WoW devs) and its early competitor. (EverQuest) Check 5. Never. Ever. EVER. Show gameplay. Check It is like they are following some kind of formula...
  • BigWillis - August 17, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    Oh great, because I was worried the current graveyard of fantasy MMO's out there just wasn't expansive enough.
  • clstirens - August 17, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    @Spacegrass I'm not entirely convinced SWOR is the be all end all savior from fetch quests. For all Bioware has said about the game, I have my doubts, still, about all of the content. As far as this game goes, I was REALLY digging the artstyle and landscape.... up until they showed the character models. yuck
  • Spacegrass - August 17, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    I won't play anything that has something as stupid-looking as that rabbit creature. Here I thought the character design in World of Warcraft was awful, but this is a hundred times worse. @Vordhosbn If you want an MMO that isn't a string of fetch quests, Star Wars: The Old Republic has you covered. Sadly the teenage chatroom is pretty much unavoidable, but you can always just ignore them.
  • Robx - August 17, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    an entertaining trailer, fucking finally! but too bad it doesnt reflects the real feel of the gameplay
  • Vordhosbn - August 17, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Those "Pixar" eyes were pretty off-putting, but pretty nice trailer otherwise. After getting bored of WoW, and then realising Rift was the same boring slog, I think I'm giving MMO's a miss for a few years. I'm waiting for one that isn't basically a string of fetch quests accompanied by a teenage chatroom.
  • rabidpotatochip - August 17, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    You need big hands to properly offset the weight of big rabbit ears when attempting to remain standing upright.
  • Hobogonigal - August 17, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    First, wow those really are big hands.

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