And another MOBA enters the fray!
Garena have shared with us that Core Masters, developed by Korean studio Soft BigBang, will be launching in Singapore and Malaysia fairly soon. The game has already released in Japan and Korea earlier this, with arrangements for a Western release already in place via Neowiz Games. Southeast Asia will, however, be the first to set sights on an English client.
We’ve yet to see what sets Core Masters apart but this article from MMOsite states that towers now drop a core after being destroyed, after which members must “shoot the core at the enemy’s main base.” To get a better idea I suggest you turn to YouTube instead.
Here are some extra bits from the email we received:
- 3 Modes: Raid Mode (4v4), Scavenger Mode and Free-For-All Mode
- Japanese voice over
- Anime-style high quality graphics
- More casual, faster pace gameplay and low stress
- 35 Masters (playable characters) will be available during Closed Beta
Everyone’s trying to upset the stranglehold that DOTA 2 and League of Legends currently hold, although a saturated market, and therefore a fragmented player base, isn’t doing the genre any favours right now. We’ve already seen EA’s Dawngate close its doors and it won’t be long before the next regrettable announcement is made.
In any case, Core Masters seems to have some momentum and appeal behind it so perhaps it’ll find some success. We’ll find out more in the coming weeks, including news of a beta testing period, so stay tuned for that.
Here’s their official Facebook page.