A new part of the making-of series has been released to fit the beta weekend in which the developer gives away more details about the classes in the game. A class will also be announced that is planned as an expansion for after the release of Otherland.
Check out the official closed beta trailer for Otherland.
Five Isle is a world comprised of five floating islands, each of which represents one of the five Chinese elements.
The state-of-the-art technology of the Unreal Engine 3 allows the action-packed MMORPG to have visually dazzling landscapes, highly-detailed character models and top-notch effects. The developers had a wealth of material to draw upon when creating the highly-varied multiverses.
Otherland features lush landscapes, highly-detailed character models and top-notch effects thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of the Unreal Engine 3. The developers had a wealth of material to draw upon when creating the highly-varied mulitverses. There is little to limit the imagination in virtual reality, making an endless variety of settings imaginable. "Eight Squared" is a classic medieval world with fairy-tale castles and massive chess pieces floating the air. Mars is hardly a red wasteland but instead boasts impressive Oriental buildings. Additional worlds are already in development.
The "non-targeting system" makes fighting in Otherland focused on the action. The game features long-range weapons such as bows or guns as well as weapons designed for melee combat such as clubs, swords and lances. Attacks are not aimed at a specific target, so sweeping blows or mighty swings will hit all enemies within range! Position and separate targeting are important aspects of battles, making them far more dynamic and intuitive.
Deep below the main level is the Hacker Zone, an area where shady creatures cause trouble and illicit substances are sold. Enter the Hacker Zone with caution - not all of its inhabitants are amiable towards players.
They're given the chance to talk about their work and the passion involved in porting the best-selling novels by Tad Williams into an innovative, online RPG.