Carbine Studios has announced WildStar, its upcoming sci-fi MMO, is slated for release in 2013 and is to be published by NCSoft.
The firm has released three new videos featuring the Exile faction, the Explorer and Soldier paths along with a new zone, which show the game off.
Jeremy Gaffney, the game’s producer, has also posted a state of the game update to the WildStar blog which discusses leveling and end-game content.
The game takes place on the planet Nexus where the ancient Elden race left “rich with treasures and technologies”, and contains the following features.
- The Exile Faction: Comprised of a loose group of cast-offs and mercenaries (best described by a human member of the Exiles in this introductory video), the Exiles were forced from their home planets and banded together out of necessity. They were the first to settle Nexus.
- Deradune: A new zone full of savage wildlife, both native and introduced. It’s the starting zone for a new race that we’ll be talking more about next week.
- The Soldier Path: Designed to cater to players who prefer combat gameplay. Soldiers are given special path-specific quests and actions that provide a varied combat experience, as outlined in the in this Choose Your Path video.
- The Explorer Path: The choice for map completionists and in-game orienteers. The Explorer Path is all about getting to that high peak and areas others can’t reach. The particulars of the Explorer are explained in this Choose Your Path video.
Look for more information about the Dominion and the races that comprise that faction in the coming weeks.