Posted Thu, Apr 28, 2011 by Martuk
Atlantica Online is taking its players back to ancient times with its Three Kingdoms update. The update recently deployed to live servers and is deeply rooted the history of the Three Kingdoms of ancient China: Shu, Wu and Wei. The update adds a new mercenary, whose name will be familiar to anyone that knows the Romance of the Three Kingdoms saga, Guan Yu. Guan Yu, a once feared and respected general of Liu Bei, now lends his power as a high-level mercenary to Atlantica Online players.
A new dungeon is also included in the update based on the popular historical Battle of Red Cliffs, one of the most iconic battles in Chinese history. Check out the official announcement and trailer after the break for more details. A detailed list of patch notes are also available for the update.
The Three Kingdoms Now Available in Atlantica Online
After a successful migration to Nexon, Atlantica Online’s massive Three Kingdoms content update is now available for players to explore.
Deeply rooted in ancient Chinese history, the Three Kingdoms marks the addition of a highly anticipated new high level mercenary, General Guan Yu. Guan Yu’s military expertise is said to be so great that he is worshipped as a god. Drawing upon the power of the Green Dragon, his prowess with a spear and its summoned magic is a work of legend, capable of dealing blow after blow to any enemy that crosses him.
To coincide with the dynastic shifts in power that occurred within the Three Kingdoms period in China, several quests are now available in the game that reflect the power struggles from this timeframe. Players will soon be able to put their strategies to the test in a variety of dungeons and quests, where they will play alongside iconic Chinese historical warlords, leaders, and soldiers like Cao Cao, Liu Bei and more.
The new quests and dungeon added to Atlantica Online fall primarily under the story of the Battle of Red Cliffs, a watershed moment in the Three Kingdoms era. A decisive battle signifying the end of the Han Dynasty, the Battle of Red Cliffs emulated a classic theme of the “weak beating the strong,” ultimately laying the foundation for the establishment of the Three Kingdoms, Wu, Wei, and Shu.
The Expedition Team feature has also been added to Atlantica Online, letting players send a team of mercenaries on various tactical missions while the player journeys through more pressing battles. With more than 30 mercenaries in the game, players will be able to maximize the efficiency of their acquired characters by covering more ground and picking up extra items and experiences along the way. Players will also be able to view their dispatched mercenaries as they engage in battle, giving insight into new combat tactics and strategies.
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