Hanbitsoft has released a preview trailer for its Asia-only Hellgate: Resurrection, starting with Hellgate: Tokyo in March 2010.
What was previously Hellgate: London has been renamed Hellgate: Resurrection, and will be released in Asia by Hanbitsoft in ten new acts. Before they start on these acts, the unfinished Abyss Chronicles from the original HG:L will also be up and running for players. With this announcement, a teaser trailer has been released. You can find and comment on it
Some of the locations to be visited are Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. The game will be free to play with basic items, and Hanbitsoft plans to offer a service that allows players to purchase items for real money.There are rumours abound that Hanbitsoft purchased the rights of Hellgate: London from Namco to publish the game in USA, or is in process of. There is no confirmation on these rumors yet.
Some fans are terrified by the announcement, as it brings back bad memories of the original game. It will be an immense challenge for Hanbitsoft to refine the source code, add exciting content and a provide a powerful enough public relations lure to convince players to try the revised game. Are fans are afraid of being “Flagshipped” again?
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