rumblings of this title have been springing up since early this year,
the devleopers at Trion World Network have pulled back the curtain to
reveal the fantasy MMORPG Heroes
of Telara, and it looks damn good. Ten Ton Hammer has
received screenshots, concept art, and a brand new video straight from
E3, but while we're coding up all the media goodness, here's the
official press release detailing the future of this brand new fantasy
MMO. Their plans are ambitious to say the least.
Redwood City, Calif. – June 1, 2009 – Trion World Network, Inc. (Trion), the publisher and developer of server-based video games, today revealed details of its first title, the highly anticipated fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Heroes of Telara™ [www.heroesoftelara.com]. Officially unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2009, Heroes of Telara™ will immerse players in an extraordinary, evolving world on the brink of disaster. Amidst an era of devastating conflict, Telara calls for heroes to battle the hordes of chaos, conquer wild territories, and bring hope to a struggling civilization.
“With Heroes of Telara™, Trion proudly presents the first in a series of revolutionary video games on the Trion platform,” said Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion. “Trion is showcasing what server-based gaming can really give us: fun, beautiful, fully dynamic, massively social, ‘live’ video games.”
With server based gaming, Heroes of Telara™ can trigger extraordinary events challenging the player to overcome obstacles and embrace the role of hero. Using a unique class system that allows the players to play every character class in the game and choose a class specialty, or “subclass”, the hero will be well equipped to overcome these challenges. Combining this with an easy-to-learn combat system, players will be prepared to stand against the most powerful foes and hordes of enemies.
“We've built a spectacular world that's completely alive and designed everything around the concept of players becoming heroes,” said Russ Brown, vice president, Channel One, Trion. “The 'right hero for the right time' is what this game is all about. And with our server-based Trion platform, we can launch massive events and epic encounters at will to challenge the player to step up and become the hero the world needs. It is our promise and mission to deliver awesome kick-ass gameplay in Heroes of Telara™.”
Heroes of Telara™ will also allow large populations of users to play together to truly deliver massively social online gaming. Heroes of Telara™ has been crafted from its inception to allow players to take full advantage of their adventuring time with friends and to make new alliances with other players. Heroes of Telara™ removes many of the technical and design barriers common in MMORPGs, allowing players to more easily share their adventures in the game with anyone, regardless of rank or skill level.
“What we're showing at E3 will genuinely demonstrate our vision for the future of MMO gaming,” said Brown. “We're creating beautiful, sweeping landscapes with epic conflict that deliver fun in a new way, every day.”
Heroes of Telara™ will be the first massively social MMORPG that will challenge the player to choose their strategy, master their fate and become the right hero at the right time.
Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for all of your Heroes of Telara screenshots, concept art, and video!