Frogster has released the first details about its latest free-to-play MMO, Eligium: The Chosen One.
Now, I read the publicity sentence “Eligium offers far more than dungeons and group instances seething with hostile monsters” with a cynical eye. But then I reached the features list which mentioned that players will be able to take the role of Panda Fighters (as in Kung Fu Panda, not dudes who fight pandas for a living).
That qualifies as being slightly unusual.
The rest of the features list is a bit less thrilling (well obviously, after the panda bombshell) but states that there’ll be a “high degree of [character] customisation”, a “mount-hatching system and pets that aid players”, plus the expected inclusion of Instances, Player vs Player modes and Guilds.
Eligium: The Chosen One is heading for an early 2012 release. Frogster will be issuing more details at GamesCom.
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