Webzen announces E3 presence

Korean super-publisher Webzen - it's okay if you don't know them, just be aware that half of Korea worships their games - has announced a sparse, but formidable E3 lineup.

First comes Huxley, an ambitious first-person shooter that drops the player in the middle of a three-way war between the Sapiens, the Alternatives, and the Hybrids - all basically humanoid, only super moreso, we daresay. And with some more beastly or tech-y than the other. We've played first-person shooters before, but this one promises to pit 5000 players against one another in massive, persistent online worlds. So that should be fun.

Above: Huxley is confirmed for Xbox 360. Start frothing at the mouth now.

The next two aren't officially confirmed for Xbox 360 yet, and in fact it's just by rampant speculation that we imagine they could possibly come over. But we'd like very much for that to happen, and here's why:

First, there's SUN, or Soul of the Ultimate Nation. We're in love with the female character model who wears a witch hat and a thong, but we're promised that there will be other things that make the game worth playing as well. For example, the player has a great deal of control over the "instanced" missions that the computer creates for them, choosing party size, monster strength, and even what items the beasts are likely to drop.

Finally, Project Wiki looks to round out the offering, promising a more casual, massively multiplayer gaming experience. The details of how exactly that will work are hazy, but it apparently involves a more lighthearted, whimsical experience (possibly even with humor - novel idea there) and greater emphasis on social interaction and teamwork.

We'll have more info on all of these around E3 time, as well as a million or so other titles.

April 26, 2006

Eric Bratcher
I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.