An in-game teaser video for Nexon’s new MMORPG ‘Prasia Electric’ was released on the 27th, with the catchphrase to popularize the siege.
‘Prasia Electric’ is the first of four core projects of Nexon, unveiled under the name of ‘Project ER’ at the Nexon Media Showcase on August 5 last year. At the showcase at the time, Vice President Kim Dae-hwon talked about siege warfare, which is the end content of domestic MMORPGs, and introduced ‘Prasia Electric’ as “a game that will lead to popularization of siege warfare under the theme of siege warfare that anyone can participate in.”
In general, it is called a siege, and most of the two major forces in the game clash to occupy a specific area including the castle. For that reason, it was often considered as something only for the top players. This is because the individual player’s individual abilities must be high, as well as being able to enjoy it only with a huge force (guild). However, ‘Prasia Electric’ is different. Unlike previous siege battles, the barrier to entry has been significantly lowered so that anyone can enjoy it.
Players must own, operate, and build their own strongholds, while fighting fiercely to occupy or defend other strongholds. The important thing is that neither is easy. Whereas the existing siege warfare was only held during a specific time period, the siege warfare of ‘Prasia Electric’ runs in real time for 24 hours, so you can experience a real battlefield every moment.
If so, what kind of siege warfare will the actual ‘Prasia Electric’ pursue? Through the in-game teaser video released on the 27th, we were able to check the approximate information about it. The video shows the two forces clashing at a certain base. Considering that it is an in-game video rather than a simple trailer, there are approximately three pieces of information that can be confirmed through the video. The first is a siege weapon. From catapults to tank-like chariots, and even giant summoned beasts from both factions. You can get a glimpse of various siege weapons.
The part about the equestrian battle is also worth noting. In the video, users on the side of the siege that fill the screen are driving horses and rushing towards the dust on the side of the side of the siege. If it is not a simple directing screen, it can be seen that there is an advantage obtained by riding on a vehicle.
It is also possible to predict the terrain destruction factor that will be a variable in the siege. In the video, it seems that various strategies and tactics are needed in addition to fighting over the castle gate in a siege battle as it contains measures to be destroyed by the catapult of the siege side.
Meanwhile, Nexon plans to disclose a lot of detailed information about ‘Prasia Electric’ at the Nexon Developers Conference (NDC) to be held on June 8th. Let’s check through NDC how we plan to pursue popularization of siege warfare from the detailed battle content design process.