With the new World of Warcraft expansion due for release in a matter of days now in which one of the biggest features is the new pet battle system. It’s not surprising that other MMO’s are following suit and incorporating pet’s into their games as well. Spacetime Studios are releasing a new pet system into their hit mobile MMO Arcane Legends, but this isn’t anything like the WoWkemon pet battle system.
The new pet system being added to Arcane Legends involves 40 pets thrown out into the world for players to collect. These pets adventure with your character, they will fight for you, and get stronger and tougher. You can read all about the new system in the press release below.
Oh, here’s an interesting little fact, the previous Legends titles, fantasy Pocket Legends, sci-fi Star Legends and horror Dark Legends have been downloaded more than eight million times, making it the world’s most downloaded mobile MMO series. Oh and eight million people is roughly the population of New York.
Spacetime Studios: Arcane Legends Introduces Battle Pet Companions
AUSTIN, Texas Sept. 20, 2012 Arcane Legends, the upcoming swords-and-sorcery, action-adventure title from mobile MMO leader Spacetime Studios, delivers a new and meaningful pet system that significantly deepens the game’s combat mechanics and character development.
In the world of Arlor, the setting for Arcane Legends, players will collect a stable full of magical and ferocious pets to aid in their adventures. These powerful companions are not just cosmetic collectibles or a trivial side game. Each pet fills a crucial role by engaging in combat, performing various actions based on their skill sets and granting a unique bonus. Pets also increase in power as a player progresses through the game.
Players need to weigh the merits of each pet’s combat abilities and bonuses to determine which one fits their play style. Companions do anything from attacking enemies to party support like buffing allies and gathering loot. For instance, dragon pets soar around his master, swoop down on enemies and blast them with arcane fire-balls while providing fire-protection.
There will be approximately 40 pets with a wide variety of behaviors and skills at launch. The Spacetime team plans to introduce a steady stream of additional pets in future expansions similar to their live update activities in the other Legends games.
“The inclusion of a meaningful and fully interactive pet system is a major step for the mobile MMO genre,” said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. “We set out to create an emotional relationship with a significant gameplay mechanic. In Arcane Legends, pets are a major aspect of the character’s identity, growth and capabilities.”
The previous Legends titles — fantasy Pocket Legends, sci-fi Star Legends and horror Dark Legends — have been downloaded more than nine million times, making it the world’s largest cross-platform mobile/desktop MMO franchise.
Information about Arcane Legends can be found at: http://www.spacetimestudios.com/content.php?416-Arcane-Legends
About Spacetime Studios
Spacetime Studios is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in late 2005 by online game veterans Cinco Barnes, Gary Gattis, Jake Rodgers and Anthony L. Sommers.
In 2010, Spacetime released Pocket Legends, the world’s first cross-platform, 3D, persistent mobile MMO. The game’s pick-up-and-play format, expandable nature and unparalleled instanced gameplay have propelled it to become a landmark title on Apple and Android-based mobile devices. In 2011, Spacetime became the first 3D MMO publisher in history to allow people to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones and tablets.
Spacetime has been recognized by Develop as one of the world’s 100 most successful game studios. The company continues to expand its content and technology lead in the mobile multiplayer market.
To learn more about Spacetime Studios, please visit www.spacetimestudios.com